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Remove steering wheel?

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Found a paddle shifter wheel in the scrap yard but not obvious how to remove it. Evilution site shows some aspects with the wheel off but not on the car...no way those bolts can be removed on the car? For the airbag that is? 

Most air bags are clipped on and special tools or allen bolts to get them off (european makes). Or is the airbag not removed to get the wheel off? 

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There is a hole on the steering wheel at the bottom you need a torks screwdriver , you loosen this set screw just a couple of turns and then pull the steering wheel off.  remember to disconnect the wire that is connected to it. You also first have to remove the upper and lower plastic covers in front of the steering wheel, at the bottom  4 screws smaller torks again.

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It is best to turn the wheel to the straight forward position before removing the wheel.

There are 2 wire plugs that need to be disconnected.

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Should the battery be disconnected ??

I might be wrong, but I would think it’s like changing the barrel on a loaded gun.

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Yes, while your finger is on the trigger :o

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There is risk of damageing clock spring (the squib) which is not available as a separate part.  Comes with steering wheel only.

 

Steering wheel is held on with a single torx screw.  Steering wheel must be dead straigth when slacking off this screw.  Screw engages a slot in squib and locks squib in its centre position.

 

Front wheels must be pointing dead straight when fitting steering wheel.  Obviously steering wheel must be fitted dead straight also.

 

 

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Airbag is already deployed....not worried about that! Just want the paddle wheel and figure it later it is too cheap to pass. I saw the hole for the screw will try it out. Thank you for all the tips

So not a large center nut....interesting.

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Squib (clock spring) will be ruined if you are one turn out.  Also, squib contains steering turning angle sensor and there will be trouble and fault codes if not done right.  A few degrees out will require calibration with MB Star.

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