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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:32 am 
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my new steering wheel should be here tomorow got it of e-bay and im going to attempt to chang it.

any advice hints or tips that i should know before i attempt to change it?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:37 am 
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Just have a 10mm socket bit and a T50 Torx screw for the centre screw cause its a b**ch trying to undo it with an allen key.

Disconnect negative terminal before you start and handle airbag gentley.

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:39 am 
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Be very careful when taking out and handling the airbag. Expensive to repack if it goes off.
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:40 am 
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when you undo the torx screw, don't pull it right off, as you'll need to lever off the old wheel - pull as hard as ya can, as it'll usually take some force. by leaving the torx screw in, you won't end up with the wheel embedded in your face when it eventually works its way loose! :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:41 am 
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uglybob wrote:
when you undo the torx screw, don't pull it right off, as you'll need to lever off the old wheel - pull as hard as ya can, as it'll usually take some force. by leaving the torx screw in, you won't end up with the wheel embedded in your face when it eventually works its way loose! :wink:


Speaking form experience Fras?
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:43 am 
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haha i'm dumb, but not that dumb dylan :wink: i've heard stories of people removing the wheels and having them fly back into their faces... not cool! :?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:51 am 
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uglybob wrote:
haha i'm dumb, but not that dumb dylan :wink: i've heard stories of people removing the wheels and having them fly back into their faces... not cool! :?


Yeah thats experience speaking.
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:52 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
uglybob wrote:
haha i'm dumb, but not that dumb dylan :wink: i've heard stories of people removing the wheels and having them fly back into their faces... not cool! :?


Yeah thats experience speaking.


:lol: its ok dylan - my teeth are intact :wink: no damage on my face from steering wheels!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:54 am 
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Someone should do a doco on how to change them, theres heapds of these threads. Good luck with it but, what wheel did you get?
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:40 pm 
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thank god u helpes me with mine fraser.... if i didnt leave the nut on the end then i would have ended up with the steering wheel in my face...... best advice is to leave the nut slightly on the end.....it takes enormous force to pull that wheel off

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:46 pm 
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Done it! takes some force to get the wheel off, had to make a puller to get my old one off.

I got a new Black Leather EF XR type steering wheel - E-bay $100

i did take some pics of all the stages of change over though.

thanks for all the help and advice.

 

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