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Old 08-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheel fit

Hello,
I have a 2006 sl55 with the original 4 spoke steering wheel. I would like to update the car with a new 3 spoke wheel like you would find in a 2010 or 2011 model. I know that the air bag would need to be replaced, but so far I can't find anyone who knows if it can even be done, including the dealership. The production year on my car was 12-2005 and is a 2006 car.
I have seen some steering wheels that say they will fit a car from 09-2006 and after, which is confusing because I didn't think there was any difference in the steering wheels from 06 to 07.
What I am looking for is someone who has actually done it and can tell me first hand if it can be done and if so what is needed to do it. There are so many opinions that I am just confused.
Your help is appreciated.
Kevin.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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dont think it fits at all. you need to contact DCT Motorsports and see if they have conversions or recomendations
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dont think it fits at all. you need to contact DCT Motorsports and see if they have conversions or recomendations
I would like to bring this thread back to life as I am still looking for answers. So far what I have found is that the only difference is the plugs on the paddle shifters. Does anyone here have an SL with a newer wheel installed? I need details.
Thanks.....
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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same question. does it fit? thanks
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the steering wheel on 2009 R230 SL's fits on the older version R230 SL's. I have a 2003 SL 55 which I'm currently retrofitting the new steering wheel on and fits fine. problems I'm having is controls need to be reprogrammed by dealer and the shift pedals aren't working. I'm told I need a new transmission module to get this working but i don't get why its just a few wires. I'm going to hack out the entire shift mech on my old 4 spoke wheel and retrofit it onto the new wheel. needs a little custom work after work but it beats buying a transmission module.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is now an adapter available that allows you to plug the new AMG paddles into older AMG's (pre-2006 SL, CLK and E).

Ivan at DCTmotorsports has them.

Pm me if you want more info
Chris



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the steering wheel on 2009 R230 SL's fits on the older version R230 SL's. I have a 2003 SL 55 which I'm currently retrofitting the new steering wheel on and fits fine. problems I'm having is controls need to be reprogrammed by dealer and the shift pedals aren't working. I'm told I need a new transmission module to get this working but i don't get why its just a few wires. I'm going to hack out the entire shift mech on my old 4 spoke wheel and retrofit it onto the new wheel. needs a little custom work after work but it beats buying a transmission module.
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