Classic Audi Technical Mech/Tech Interior » 4 to 3 spoke steering wheel swap

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Old 26-04-18, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default 4 to 3 spoke steering wheel swap

The steering wheel on my cabriolet is falling to bits and I fancied treating it to a new one.

I had a 3 spoke that I liked in my old 80 but they seem to be getting rarer and more expensive.

I like the b5 steering wheels but only as they are a good bit cheaper. I'm sure I've saw them fitted to b4 cars.

Just wondering if anyone has experience of fitting a later steering wheel to an earlier car or am I better saving my pennies for the right wheel ?
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Old 26-04-18, 09:32 PM   #2
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I don't have experience, but from the others I know that from the C series the compatibility was such that something from early C5 could be fitted downwards - usually 1998-1999 S-line wheels going to C4's and so on - so I could presume that B5 wheels until facelift should also fit.

But then there is also that small detail that B5 or C5 steering wheel will be with airbag, and therefore existing cab wheel should also have one, or some parts will differ and have to be swapped - I don't remember exactly, IIRC switches for sure.
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