Author Topic: steering wheel pads  (Read 205 times)

floyd111

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steering wheel pads
« on: 20 March 2021, 05:44 PM »
While divulging the possibly epic mistake I made, may I ask: Are/were there 2 different steering wheel horn pads for the W116. My costly zebrano steering wheel and my NOS pad seem to.. well.. not fit. :-\

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Re: steering wheel pads
« Reply #1 on: 20 March 2021, 07:30 PM »
There were more than two versions of the steering wheel.

See this old thread: https://forum.w116.org/interiors-and-exteriors/steering-wheel-differences/30/

One change was only related to the shaft spline size, which was larger on late cars. The pad was identical between these two (I have both in my stash).
1993 "Pearl Blue" W124 280TE
1988 "Arctic White" W124 200T
1979 "Icon Gold" W116 450SE (history, resto)

floyd111

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Re: steering wheel pads
« Reply #2 on: 31 March 2021, 03:33 PM »
that s what I know. Different splines, same pad.
Still. Different pads required here. I am at a loss.