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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:16 pm 
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hi guys,

i thought this one was already covered... but after searching i couln't find anything...

I was just wondering how i would go about changing my steering wheel over... preferably without the airbag breaking my nose.... if i was to take the fuse out would that work? or do i have to disconnect the battery to save the firker from going off?

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:31 pm 
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I just took the airbag fuse out.

I was going to write a doco up on this, just never got around to it

Let me know if you need any pics, I took a few for the doc.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:31 am 
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actually if you could that would be great... i have a pretty good idea of how to pull it off but not sure if there is a procedure to it all.
I'll PM you my Email Addy


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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:34 pm 
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i just detached the battery waited 5 mins then away u go. you will need a massive torx bit to get the wheel off tho i think its a t9.
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:08 pm 
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T-50 for the wheel bolt

I'll check later for the airbag screws.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:41 pm 
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Ok here is the doco I promised.

FAG's please move into the tech docs.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Sweet as cheers for the doco!
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:25 am 
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dont forget to roll the car in a straight line with your hands off the wheel before you start to get the wheel as close to centre as possible before taking it off!! lol

you'll be able to help me do mine then when i get one (read: job)

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:35 am 
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ohh yeah, and its proly one of those things that cant hurt to leave it more than 5 minutes to let the airbag capacitor discharge. Pull the fuse the night before you want to do it or something. Then absolutly no worries

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:18 pm 
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dont forget to roll the car in a straight line with your hands off the wheel before you start to get the wheel as close to centre as possible before taking it off!! lol

you'll be able to help me do mine then when i get one (read: job)


EF onwards the steering wheel sits on a square shaft, not on splines so this is not necessary.
If you don't line it up right putting the wheel back on its going to be very obvious (90º out)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:04 am 
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sweet as... cheers for the help guys...

and nick wouldn't notice if it was 90 deg out... he would just be wondering why there is so many right hand turns in TSV lol
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Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:19 pm 
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nicco wrote:
dont forget to roll the car in a straight line with your hands off the wheel before you start to get the wheel as close to centre as possible before taking it off!! lol

you'll be able to help me do mine then when i get one (read: job)


EF onwards the steering wheel sits on a square shaft, not on splines so this is not necessary.
If you don't line it up right putting the wheel back on its going to be very obvious (90º out)


true hey. cool. makes it nice and easy i spose

and josh... well done

 

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nicco wrote:
ohh yeah, and its proly one of those things that cant hurt to leave it more than 5 minutes to let the airbag capacitor discharge. Pull the fuse the night before you want to do it or something. Then absolutly no worries


1 min is the specs, so even 5 is being safe
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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:25 pm 
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g'day guys great tips there. just a quick question, how did you go about taking the two torx screws off the back of the steering wheel (that hold in airbag in) if the battery is disconnected, seeing as though you need to turn the wheel.

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:33 pm 
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Julza wrote:
g'day guys great tips there. just a quick question, how did you go about taking the two torx screws off the back of the steering wheel (that hold in airbag in) if the battery is disconnected, seeing as though you need to turn the wheel.

thanks,
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You can still turn the wheel without the engine running. Just need more muscles. :wink:

 

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