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Where to get facelift R171 P30 steering wheel?

My '07 P30 SLK55 has dried and peeling leather on the steering wheel since I bought it. Where is the best place to buy either a replacement R171 P30 wheel or preferably a facelift R171 P30 wheel and airbag?

As I understand, it's a simple job to make the switch correct? Same connections, so simply plug and play?

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It's trivial to replace one SLK steering wheel / airbag with another. One thing to watch out for is the R230 P30 steering wheel is exactly the same as the R171, but the airbag and steering controls are completely different flavor - so will physically fit but won't function on an SLK...


Only source I know of is the dealer or Chrometec - http://www.chrome-tec.com/shop/Merce...bag::1227.html



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Yea, I knew about chrometec but their price seems absurd. Lots of R172 wheels on ebay for half the price... if only they worked...

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Is this the facelift wheel? C63 same as the SLK55 wheel?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MERCEDES-W20...6c9bff&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ben...25e3cc&vxp=mtr

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P030 Steering

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I've got a SLK 280 Pre-FL R171. Also looking for a steering wheel mod. Preferably a SLK55 Facelift P030.

Where can I get one at a reasonable price? It needs to come with the airbag.

Are there any other type of steering wheel that has the same fitment?

Thanks!
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Just an update, I checked with the dealer and price is $3200 for the facelift AMG P30 wheel, without airbag. $2200 for a replacement Pre-facelift AMG P30 wheel, also without airbag. Ridiculous.

I'm going to try a leatherique leather repair/redye treatment, then look into reupholstering if that fails.

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Just an update, I checked with the dealer and price is $3200 for the facelift AMG P30 wheel, without airbag. $2200 for a replacement Pre-facelift AMG P30 wheel, also without airbag. Ridiculous.

I'm going to try a leatherique leather repair/redye treatment, then look into reupholstering if that fails.
Have you looked into a wheel from a wreck?
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Have you looked into a wheel from a wreck?
Good idea, but I wouldn't know how to look for wrecks...

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