NCV steering wheel upgrade

guydewdney

New member
Fyi the W211 steering wheel is a direct swap for the sprinter. I had a burl walnut one with buttons.no airbag connection issues or lights on.

Fyi 2.... The steering buttons work with Sound 5 volume even though I have poverty spec dash and no coding. The lights even work on the buttons.

2007 UK 313cdi 906 sprinter, unknown year steering wheel but facelift W211
 

modernvagabond

New member
By facelift you mean 2006-2009, right? Cuz I accidentally bought an 05 and it has two airbag connections and different control connections. Any other info you may have would be fantastic. Or if you have photos of the connections that would obviously be best. Thanks for your help!
 
Interesting that this is the only mention of this I could find. Anyone else try this swap or can confirm what years of w211 match?
 

Mickyfin

Member
So what your saying is your original steering wheel had now button controls, but the new one does, and they all work and illuminate without modification?
 

Mickyfin

Member
So if I purchase one of these steering wheels to replace my non-buttoned steering wheel, all will work as it should?
 

hippy

hardware modifier
I think he means the bloby type mickyfin.
I'll go to the scrap yard and try some on and find out.
 

hippy

hardware modifier
So far that model and version isn't looking good.
I just searched eBay for "Mercedes airbag" which gave me loads of pictures I can reference against model/numbers and see if they have one single airbag plug like mine or a huge connector
Is the green plug for the buttons?
Check item 253747307325 on eBay
It's the same shape, facelift etc but it has 2 airbag sockets
 
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djomlas

08 2500 DPF MALONE TUNED
my wheel is really worn out and im not interested at all in airbag replacement or any buttons, so will the w211 wheel just bolt on and retain the stock airbag? (2008 model)
 

hippy

hardware modifier
To update this thread for future searching peeps I have sourced a sprinter airbag with the buttons and fitted it to my standard steering wheel.
Only the audio controls work at the moment with my poverty audio 5 system but I can see all the other buttons functioning on xentry.

No wiring mods, no coding instant volume control for £20 GBP second hand airbag from eBay.
When I do update the steering wheel to my dream walnut or s class AMG bling I'll come back and let you know.
Mark
 

austn436

New member
any updates on this? from my research the ncv3 sprinter like my 2012 has only one green plug for airbag. the w211 airbags seem to have 2 plugs for the airbag? any one have any clarification on this?
 

hippy

hardware modifier
any updates on this? from my research the ncv3 sprinter like my 2012 has only one green plug for airbag. the w211 airbags seem to have 2 plugs for the airbag? any one have any clarification on this?
I did find w211 with single airbag connections but you would need to take the w211 cable and plug and swap with your original one as the plug is different.
I bought a sprinter airbag with buttons and fitted on original 2007 wheel, that gave me the volume control back then on the old radio, I now have the highline dash and full screen mercedes posh MP3 playing head unit and they are all controlled by the steering wheel including loads of dash menus etc.

Not sure I would have a resistor mod Infront of my face just in case.
 

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