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 Post subject: EL and AU horn buttons - same or different?
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:24 pm 
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I'm looking at modding my EL Fairmont to have the AU steering wheel radio controls. So far I know I'll need the AU radio/cruise buttons, clock spring, stalks and airbag.

One thing I haven't confirmed is if the horn pads are different between EL/AU. Are they? If so, how hard is it to swap the pads on my EL wheel?


Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I mean the actual horn buttons/pads+wiring, not the airbag/front pad.

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 Post subject: Re: EL and AU horn pads - same or different?
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:35 pm 
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yeah bolts straight on, the airbags parts of the horpad, just as you've alreadfy figured requires loom changes etc. I might have an airbag/ hornpad floating about in black if you want.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL and AU horn buttons - same or different?
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Sorry, I didn't mean the actual airbag/horn. I meant the horn buttons pads.... I guess you'd call them buttons. :P

Picked up an AU airbag earlier today and noticed the horn seems to be in a slightly different location, but didn't double check while I had my current EL airbag out of the wheel for colour comparison. :roll:

If they are in fact different is it possible to put AU horn buttons into an EL wheel (should be, everything else seems to be the same/slightly modified).
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 Post subject: Re: EL and AU horn buttons - same or different?
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:25 pm 
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The AU airbag I bought today only has a 2 wire plug (like the EL, but a different plug). Just checked - wrecker tag on it says its from an AU3. Will that still work, or do I need to be looking for an AU1 airbag?

The cruise on the EL uses the horn wires plus a third wire for on/off commands, connecting the third wire to either horn wire for on/off. Wouldn't applying the horn/cruise voltage to the airbag set it off, or am I missing something?

EDIT: Nevermind. I talked to a guy I'm buying some stuff from and he told me about the airbag plug in the centre which I didn't even see. :roll:
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