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Offline badbird

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Steering Wheel R & R
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:37:57 PM »
I know this has been discussed before, but here it is again for your viewing pleasure.
My mother ordered a red and black leather steering wheel from the friendly folks at Source One. Then being the good son that I am...I spent some time last week installing it for her.

First thing I did was disconnect the neg cable...(just for safety sake  :tool:)

Step two was to remove the airbag by inserting a small screwdriver into the small holes located on either side of the back of the steering wheel assembly. This allows the ability to "push" a spring loaded wire that holds the air bag in place.

Step 3 was to remove the lock nut (13/16"). I then just gave the wheel a couple jerking pulls to disengage the steering wheel from the splines. I left the nut on a few threads to avoid the steering wheel and the laws of physics from allowing the steering wheel to hit me in the face.

Step 4 was to remove the wire connector (blue colored retaining tab).

Step 5 was to disconnect the airbag wires.

Step 6 with the wires disconnected you can now remove the steering wheel.

Step 7-Reverse process and put it all back together. It took my about 30 minutes, most of the time was spent messing with the retaining tabs on the wire connectors.

I tried to post this putting photos in line with the steps, but I kept getting a loading error. Photos to follow.

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MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
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Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
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MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 08:39:04 PM »
Air Bag Removed.
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 08:47:19 PM »
Notice the blue tabed connector. Remove the blue retaining tab then you can disconnect that wire connector. The yellow wires I found easier to disconnect directly from the airbag...see next.
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 08:49:49 PM »
Here we are looking again at the back side of the airbag. The two yellow retaining clips need to be removed, then you can disconnect the yellow wires from the airbag.
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 08:51:33 PM »
Photo with the airbag removed from the yellow wires. And the steering wheel now removed from the car.
 
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 08:54:54 PM »
And finally...the end result!!!! :yay:

Hope this may help someone in the future.

Sean
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2013, 11:36:05 PM »
Thanks for posting that, I'm sure someone will find it very handy.

Although I know that larger file sizes are allowed when attaching photos, it often ends up in an error. I suspect that if you had resized the first two pictures as you had the others, you wouldn't have had an issue with the inline images.
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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 12:08:52 AM »
Your 100% correct SlyBob, after resizing the photos I had no more issues. Now if only I can remember that next time I post.

Sean
Solo Full Mach and Hi-Flow Cat, (thanks Jeff)
DEJON polished Alum. CAI> (thanks Dave)
MBRP Charge Pipes (thanks Steve)
San's Chicklets
Debadged
Custom Fender Vents
Little Chromies (thanks Kappasphere)
Painted Calipers
DDM Works Backbrace
& Coil Cover (thanks Dave & Randy)
MZP Billet caps (thanks Mathieu)
MBRP Turbo Shield (thanks Steve)
DDM pillar pod (thanks Dave & Randy)
Areoforce Gauges (purchased from DDMworks)
GMR Tune (thanks Martin)
GRM Drilled and Slotted Rotors (thanks Martin)
Autobot Emblems (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)
Airbag light overlay (Thanks T&T ASAP Graphics)

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 12:47:24 AM »
I like pic #3. It reminds me of the robot from Short Circuit.
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Thanks for the excellent post!
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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 02:23:05 AM »
Good job badbird!!
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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 05:56:22 AM »
Great how to, thanks for posting

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 07:14:19 AM »
Thanks for posting, order a red leather shift boot and it will tie in nicely.

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Re: Steering Wheel R & R
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 10:07:56 AM »
looks good
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