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z3lowey
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steering wheel front cover removal

Post by z3lowey » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 19:31

Evenin' guys,

Trying to remove the front, lower, part of my steering wheel so I can fit a "matt chrome" piece.

Can't see the type of screws at the back (if any!) my eyes are old (and tired) and I can't find the torch either :head:

Anybody help me out while I start on the ale?

CHEERS

deni2s
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by deni2s » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 08:34

As I know, you just have to pull it out with force.

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Southernboy
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by Southernboy » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 08:42

Which steering wheel do you have - Picture will do... :wink:
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z3lowey
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by z3lowey » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 17:35

I'll have a look around the site for a pic...

It's the 3-spoke type, the part below the centre/badge is black on mine, I've seen some in matt chrome and would like to change - providing it's fairly straightforward!

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Southernboy
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by Southernboy » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 17:39

Is it like this?

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z3lowey
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by z3lowey » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 17:44

YES!! That's it - it's the lower chrome part I am looking to swap out.

Cheers

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Southernboy
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by Southernboy » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 18:03

The removal requires the airbag to be removed -which means first disconnect the battery - the airbag is removed with a flat screw driver inserted into the 2 holes on the horizontal arms. There is a spring on each side which the airbag hooks onto.
Once you have that out, you will need a torx tool drive to undo the screws holding the cover on the inside, and then there are 2 screws - one at the back of each of the 2 arms just above the rim of the steering wheel.
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z3lowey
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by z3lowey » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 18:08

Thanks - much appreciated.

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Southernboy
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Re: steering wheel front cover removal

Post by Southernboy » Tue 28 Jul, 2015 18:42

Welcome... :wink:
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