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Old 02-05-2003, 02:40   #1 (permalink)
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Installing auxr8 leather Steering Wheel

Anyone changed an Au steering wheel if so can you please write me a step by step on removing the old and installing the new.


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Old 02-05-2003, 03:51   #2 (permalink)
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I bought one today and had ford fit it. It's worth half an hours labour, about $45 bucks.
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Started to do mine tonight and found that the torx bits i have are different to the torx bits required! I have 6 pointed star ones, and the steering wheel screws are 5 pointed stars! If I ever get the damn screws out, i'll post the method, otherwise, Ford may be a good option.
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IF you can get a hold of the special screw driver bit required, it's easy.
1. Disconnect your battery (+ve lead only)
2. have a beer and wait 5 minutes
3. Remove the two plastic plugs from the side of the back part of the wheel.
4. undo the screw on each side using the torx bit (5 point with hole in middle).
5. Pull the airbag gently off the wheel, and disconnect the wires.
6. Undo the wheel nut using a size 50(?) Torx bit (6 pointed)
7. Bang the wheel (with your fist) around the rim a couple of times & pull wheel off steering column.
8. Have a beer and/or smoke.
9. Undo the 3 screws in the middle of the wheel (that hold the backing on).
10. undo the 2 screws on each side holding the cruise control/stereo function buttons.
11. Lift the wheel from the backing.

Installation of new wheel is the reverse (so that's 4 beers and 2 smokes later!)
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