Steering wheel - MINI Cooper Forum
Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2019, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
Join Date: May 2019
Local Time: 04:41 PM
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)

Steering wheel

My r56 s has a plain mini steering wheel with no stereo/ phone buttons... Will mini have fitted the wiring harness as standard if u bought a multi functional one.... Regards

Dom McNulty is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2019, 07:47 AM
MINI2 Regular
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Malaga
Local Time: 04:41 PM
Posts: 286
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 53 Post(s)

Spain Male
It depends on the year of the car. Up to around 2011/12 non MFSW cars were fitted with an SZL unit (steering wheel control unit - the part with the indicator stalks and angle sensor/clock spring) had the connectors but not the internal wiring so that might need changed. Only real way to tell is to put in a MFSW and see if the stereo controls work, if they do you are good, if not then it is an expensive and tedious job replacing the SZL. Either way, you will require programming/coding to get the cruise control to work but other than the SZL all the other parts and wiring are already prepared. Bear in mind that when you swap out steering wheels your angle sensor will probably be out so you will get the trifecta warning lights (ABS/brakes and DSC) coming on. Also remember to disconnect the negative battery connection before removing the airbag if you are going to try this. If you are going to replace the SZL you must get the correct one for your vehicle (get the part number from, i.e rain sensors or not, etc. You can sometimes get lucky and find the correct one on fleabay if you are in the UK.

Cooper 2009, R57.
Scudder is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steering wheel covers 3 spoke steering wheel Maarten Welcome New Members 1 May 12th, 2016 09:39 PM
Converting a 2 Spoke Steering Wheel to a 3 spoke Multi Function steering Wheel splitboy888 First Generation Interior & Ice 10 Aug 19th, 2012 05:33 PM
replacing rim of multi funciton steering wheel from normal wheel odl21 First Generation Interior & Ice 1 Jan 18th, 2010 05:31 PM
Is works steering wheel similar to bmw sport wheel? mcs_sam First Generation MINI Cooper S 11 Apr 28th, 2007 07:09 PM
New Steering Wheel vs. Old Steering Wheel azimmerm First Generation Interior & Ice 14 Oct 1st, 2003 01:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome