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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:15 pm 
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Whats the correct way to install an EF/EL steering wheel?

I'm mainly worried about the airbag, some people say dont disconnect the battery - some people say you do. Some people say you don't pull the airbag fuse and others say you do..

Whats the proper way to do it without it going off?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Always disconnect the airbag or remove the terminal on the battery before pulling this unit.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:25 pm 
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A couple of questions:

1. The airbag doesnt need the battery to deploy according to the airbag srs document in vehicle modifications so would this really stop anything?

2. wont unplugging my battery reset the ecu?

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:33 pm 
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okay mate
here goes it

disconnect the negative battery terminal...
wait 5 minutes... then unscrew the bolts on side of wheel
carefully take off bag.. try not to bang it... and place it so bag faces up..

then unhook the horn bits and peices.. and the bits the the clock spring is connected to (round thing is clock spring)

then get the torque screw thingy i forget what its called... star shaped f**k
and unscrew the bolt in the center

and its pretty much suck eggs from there mate

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:16 pm 
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i literally just did one then for azza fitting his new DU LTD steering wheel. easy as. i've done 3 now & haven't reset the battery - i have kept the airbag not pointing towards my face at all, and have just handeled it carefully - i'm not interested in disconnecting my ECU as my idle is rather fragile!

the wheel itself is pretty easy - pop off the two side covers, undo the 2 x 10mm bolts holding the airbag in, remove airbag, unplug hord connectors from wheel, undo 3 screws holding surround on. then you need the t-50 torx bit to undo the wheel - but don't undo it all the way. you will then need to try & rip the wheel off - not easy! keep the bolt on so that when it finally comes off, you don't go flying backwards! then, the reverse! :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:46 pm 
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its hard to take off the wheel
smash it with your fist on the left
then the right
a few times
then top then bottom

and just keep on trying to wriggle it off

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:49 am 
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whats the clock spring bit and how does that come off or does it stay on?

haven't pulled the wheel off yet, only got the T50 this morning so its an after work jobbie.

Just trying to find out what to expect.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:03 pm 
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Reddevil wrote:
whats the clock spring bit and how does that come off or does it stay on?


you don't have to worry about that at all - its not going to fall off or anything...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:29 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
Reddevil wrote:
whats the clock spring bit and how does that come off or does it stay on?


you don't have to worry about that at all - its not going to fall off or anything...


i have recently found out what happens when you kinda forget to deconnect the switches when trying to reef the wheel off hehe, the clock spring kinda came open and all the tape wire s**t came out, thought i put it back in properly but its f**k now lol, i was driving along and all of a sudden the damn horn started goin off and i couldnt stop it hehe, was kinda embarrasing.
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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:33 pm 
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hahaha thats what hapenned to me..

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:45 pm 
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These is actually 2 threaded holes in the steering wheel, I think they are M8. Just use a harmonic balancer puller and 2 M8 bolts, that makes it safe and easy.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:00 pm 
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So it arrived safely im guessing? :D

 

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Rapier wrote:
uglybob wrote:
Reddevil wrote:
whats the clock spring bit and how does that come off or does it stay on?


you don't have to worry about that at all - its not going to fall off or anything...


i have recently found out what happens when you kinda forget to deconnect the switches when trying to reef the wheel off hehe, the clock spring kinda came open and all the tape wire s**t came out, thought i put it back in properly but its f**k now lol, i was driving along and all of a sudden the damn horn started goin off and i couldnt stop it hehe, was kinda embarrasing.


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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:58 pm 
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What the!?
Whats that, how did you manage that?
I had my wheel of heaps of times, had no probs at all.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:15 pm 
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thats my clock spring after having my car for 2 days
i reckon the dodgie wog owner before me f**k it up some how

 

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