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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:46 pm 
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sometime in the next few days im getting an AU Momo steering wheel to dump into my EL Futura, theres only one small problem....

i don't know what im doing hahaha...

would anyone be able to give me a list of tools i'll need, and step by step instructions on how to do it (inclusive of the airbag swapover(using the existing one)...or if someone else has already done a write up on it, could they point me in the right direction.

it's probably easy enough, but im a a*** when it comes to this kinda thing.

any help would be most appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:00 am 
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Ok, first of all, you need to disconnect your car battery. Then take out the small round caps and undo the bolts either side. Pull out the airbag assembly just a little and unclip the wiring connectors for the horn.

A TX 50 torx screw is needed to undo the steering wheel retaining bolt on the steering shaft. Hold the top and bottom of the steering wheel and rock it back and fourth, and move your hands around the steering wheel at the same time.

Undo the screws that hold the backing plate of the steering wheel and screw it onto your new steering wheel rim.

Then slip it onto your steering shaft, ensure your threads are clean, reconnect your airbag and do the bolts up.

Last of all, leave the key in the "ACC" position for half an hour to allow your computer to reset.

This should take you around 45 minutes to one hour all up - have fun, and show us some before and after shots (if you can).

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:15 am 
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cheers, i got it done in about 20 mins..i thought it'd be more difficult than that, a photo wouldnt do it much justice tho..i have a prehistoric 640x480 res digital camera lol

thankyou for your input

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:15 pm 
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umm look for ugly bobs doco !

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:31 pm 
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for a moment then i had to re-read your post i thought it said look for ugly boobs doco

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:47 pm 
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I had to get a steering wheel puller and get it taken off ... took over a hour to remove the bastard.

Ask Joe at Crescent ... he was swearing his head off at the stupid thing ... LOL

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:09 pm 
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yeah some tuff.. elbow greese or ur muscles will do the job... just patience is needed. i think..
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:27 pm 
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How does it look - hopefully you are happy with it!! They look so much better than the standard wheel
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:30 pm 
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Its pretty easy, i've done it on 2 ba's and an au.
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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:41 pm 
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pauly_pizza wrote:
yeah some tuff.. elbow greese or ur muscles will do the job... just patience is needed. i think..


Why the threadmining??

I think that he would have got it in the 8 months between the thread being started, and your post today :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:10 pm 
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pualy is really digging today....

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:15 pm 
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did exactly the same last weekend. dont bother with the pulling, hitting, rocking s**t. you'll drive yourself nuts. just go find a wheel puller from someone to borrow. or make one.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:04 am 
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f*ck me.....my stupidity and lack of knowledge as to how to change a steering wheel has come back to haunt me 8 months later...

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:40 pm 
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I recently did the steering wheel changeover on my NF - looks much better - I didn't go to sports, just a better leather one - now just to hock off the worn one........

 

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