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Old 09-02-2003, 19:43   #1 (permalink)
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Steering wheels!

Looking at getting a sports steering wheel this weekend. I know I need a boss kit etc for installation. Just wondering if there is an article anyone knows of regarding installation. Having never teackled anything related to my car except the usual oil checks etc I'm a little worried I could screw this up and break something. So any handy tips would be great. I assume it can't be too hard to do as heaps of cars have them.
Also, what happens to the horn, i see alot of steering wheels with no centre peice on them, so what happens to the horn, or is this just how they are displayed in the shops? Is it illegal not to have a horn attatched?

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Re: Steering wheels!

Buy the steering wheel and boss kit together. The boss kit generally comes with fitting instructions(at least the momo ones do) and a centre peice. Display ones occasionally get flogged so they do not display them with the wheel.

The hardest part is getting the old wheel off once the retaining nut is removed.

Remember to have the steering wheel straight throughout the whole process, otherwise when you put the new wheel on, the wheel may be off center.

I have done it in 10 mins, but it has taken a lot longer than that when the wheel did not want to come off. Borrowing a steering wheel puller is a good idea.
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Re: Steering wheels!

Yes, it is illegal not to have a horn attached to your car. That also includes not have a button for it.

Can't help you with anything else, as I have never taken a steering wheel off before either.

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Re: Steering wheels!

Before you take it off, line the wheel up on centre, get a fine texta and mare the top of the shaft with one small line or an arrow, this will make it a bit easier to line up when you put it back on.
Most boss kits have a mark or arrow to show the top.
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Thanks guys.
I'll give it a go this weekend and let you know how i go!
Wish me luck lol
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