1. ScottinBend

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    So was swapping out my steering wheel and somehow snapped off the plastic pin on the column that mates up with the back of the wheel. Not sure how as it went on just as smooth as before......
    Anyway, checked Realoem.com and did not find the part needed. Is this going to require a new column? Is it really needed as the wheel has a slot for the connectors (looks like it should rotate with wheel easy enough...)
     
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    Scott I have no idea, but my guess would be with an airbag wheel with cruise & audio hook ups it probably is important. Can it be glued back together?

    I'd call Steven at eMINIparts.com.
    603-637-2900 He will be able to tell you if that part is available separately.
     
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    Screenshot_20190501-074056.png

    It's the pin next to the yellow sticker.
     
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    Scott you have a right hand drive car? I thought you were in the US.

    give all mag a call they have lots of mini parts. The only other thing I know to do would be try some JB weld

    https://www.allmagautoparts.com
     
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    Can you post the pic of the real oem?

    My guess is the pin is needed as that piece I think would rotate keeping the wires from ripping out/breaking. Again just a guess
     
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    Ha.....yeah, this is a screenshot of a YouTube video.

    Thanks
     
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    Ok, finally had a chance to chill and figure this out. The clock spring is available and easily replaced. Biggest issue solved.
    Looks like it simply failed. There is definitely something broke inside of it. It barely turns.
    New one coming !
     
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    why is this part called "clock spring?" I keep hearing this whenever people deal with blow air bag replacement.
     
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    fancy name for a pre-twisted/folding cable connector, I see. Does look like a spring in a manual winding clock, I guess

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