Interior 1st Gen Fitting Black R56 MFSW Steering Wheel Inserts in R53 Steering Wheel

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  1. Jeffsmashkot

    Jeffsmashkot New Member

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    I've recently noticed that the 2nd Gen Mini's have black MFSW inserts. Anyone know how different they are and if they'd even come close to fitting? I wrapped mine in vinyl last night, but I'm not completely satisfied with the actual buttons/controls.

    It looks like newMiniStuff.com will fit them for you, but I'm not about to ship a wheel to England for this.
     
  2. alwzopn

    alwzopn New Member

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    I traded my R56 for an R52 recently and as far as I could tell they're very close. If anything, I think the spokes are rounder in cross-section on the 1st gen and somewhat flatter on the 2nd gen.
     
  3. rkw

    rkw Well-Known Member

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    The part sizes very similar and may physically fit. The wiring and connector appears to be different:

    R53
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    R56
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    Obviously NewMiniStuff have worked it out. Perhaps you can offer to purchase the parts from them if they are willing to give you hints about what modifications are needed.
     
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    rkw Well-Known Member

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    BTW, if you want a steering wheel to ship to England, I upgraded mine to JCW and have an extra 3-spoke in excellent condition that I can sell for cheap. There are probably plenty of them lying around from people who got the JCW steering wheel.
     

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