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I think the steering wheel on the 2017 looks so much more comfortable. Would it be difficult to put that on the 2016, and still have all the controls work?

I guess the big hurdle would be the airbag, anyone know if the original airbag would still work and connect the same way?

How hard would it be to do this swap?
 

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Yes 2014-18 are swappable, just make sure all the buttons from the 2017 remained and it's literally just swapping steering wheels..



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Yes, just make sure all the buttons from the 2017 remained and it's literally just swapping steering wheels..



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Therein lies the problem; the buttons from the 2016 will not physically fit into the 2017 steering wheel, so somehow I'd need to adapt the car to use the new control layout and I'm trying to figure out if/how that could be done.
 

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Therein lies the problem; the buttons from the 2016 will not physically fit into the 2017 steering wheel, so somehow I'd need to adapt the car to use the new control layout and I'm trying to figure out if/how that could be done.
No controls are still in the same positions, just the styling of of them are different, the rounded shape of the '16 buttons will not fit in the new steering wheel with the angular buttons.



Rounded edge buttons '16 model.



'17+ Angular buttons.



Just find a complete '17+ steering wheel with the same trim level buttons as your 2016 model and easily swap, it's literally disconnect a few wires for the buttons and air bag and a bolt that holds the steering wheel.
 

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Therein lies the problem; the buttons from the 2016 will not physically fit into the 2017 steering wheel, so somehow I'd need to adapt the car to use the new control layout and I'm trying to figure out if/how that could be done.
No controls are still in the same positions, just the styling of of them are different, the rounded shape of the '16 buttons will not fit in the new steering wheel with the angular buttons.



Rounded edge buttons '16 model.



'17+ Angular buttons.



Just find a complete '17+ steering wheels and easily swap, it's literally disconnect a few wires for the buttons and air bag and a bolt that holds the steering wheel.
So what you're saying is that the new steering wheel is just plug and play as far as the controls go? You can unplug the old one and that same plug will fit into the new one?
 

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This what button modules look like when you remove them from the steering wheel.. modular pieces.

Steering wheel is held on by one bolt and it's straight forward lining it back up, no way to mess that part up..
 

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Yes 2014-18 are swappable, just make sure all the buttons from the 2017 remained and it's literally just swapping steering wheels..



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Hmmm can you point to who is selling the carbon fibre wheel? Also is it compatible with heating?

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So what you're saying is that the new steering wheel is just plug and play as far as the controls go? You can unplug the old one and that same plug will fit into the new one?
Yes, Plug and play, just make sure the new steering wheel has the same buttons callouts from your trim level, you don't want any extra buttons for something you may not have feature wise on your car.
 

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Check this video on how to remove the airbag and buttons on steering wheel, disregard the other stuff after it, the guy is installing cruise control on the car that did not come with it. Unbolt bolt on steering and pull up and reverse order when done.
 

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Yes, Plug and play, just make sure the new steering wheel has the same buttons callouts from your trim level, you don't want any extra buttons for something you may not have feature wise on your car.
Just following up. I’m also interested in swapping a 17’ steering wheel onto my 16’ Mazda 6 GT. Would my airbag still fit with the 17’ steering wheel?
 

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No offense to any of the '14 thru '16 owners... but I sure prefer the '17's steering wheel... particularly the centre-pad.
 

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Yes, Plug and play, just make sure the new steering wheel has the same buttons callouts from your trim level, you don't want any extra buttons for something you may not have feature wise on your car.
Yes, Plug and play, just make sure the new steering wheel has the same buttons callouts from your trim level, you don't want any extra buttons for something you may not have feature wise on your car.
IT'S not plug and play. 2017 wheel only has two button switch for cruise control. 2014-2016 has three buttons.
 

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Yes 2014-18 are swappable, just make sure all the buttons from the 2017 remained and it's literally just swapping steering wheels..



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You can swap the wheel but cruise control is not going to work New wheel has 2 set off buttons for cruise. The older wheels have three
 

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@MadStyle whats the solution to this one?
i'm in Australia and have encountered the same problem (although my info button also doesn't work)

super eager to get this mod done!
 

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@MadStyle whats the solution to this one?
i'm in Australia and have encountered the same problem (although my info button also doesn't work)

super eager to get this mod done!
Did u have any luck forgiving this out? Some company sells them online buttons pre modded they say to work just wonder what has to be done wiring wise to make it work’
 

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Hey mate,
Successful install except my cruise control won’t work.
My bm2014 had a different steering wheel and airbag which I needed to swap for my desired model and that was easy.
However the info button and volume situation was a more complicated as I had to follow the image that was posted earlier on soldiering a wire to create a new circuit. This has made the info button work when I press it, but it will not work when I press and hold to reset the trip computer.
I’m still yet to figure out how to get the cruise control running. I have realised that it is more of a purist driving experience not having the cruise control even work hahaha

let me know how you go
 

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How come the older posts were saying they were plug-and-play swappable? That doesn't sound plug and play at all.
 
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