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    Steering wheel bolts

    Does anyone know what type of bolt is used for holding the airbag unit in place on the standard steering wheel
    Tried mine today with a torx 25 and torx 30
    no joy!

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    its a 30 i think?

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    I think the pre-facelift cars it was a 8 or 10MM alley key

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    Mines a facelift
    I've tried the 30, but it seems too big
    I have bought a s4 steering wheel and that has torx 27 on that
    but it is on a socket bit, so it's not long enough to reach the the bolts
    dont want to keep trying to force the wrong one in, so might have to buy a long 27 bit and see

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    I typically use one of these:

    STAR, MALE TORX SOCKET 3/8" DRIVE T30 | eBay

    My set doesnt have a 27 in it, so its not 27...

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    That's perfect for the sport steering wheel, but the standard one has
    a deep plastic housing on the rear of it so you need something longer

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    Ah, i've never had a normal wheel!

    Removed many many sport ones with that tool though :P

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    Went and got the long 30 torx.
    Appears somebody's had it off before and made a balls of it. The heads are actually shagged!
    Any idea of how to get the airbag off now ?

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    Do you have another wheel?

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    Ya, that's why I'm trying to get this one off.
    Came in to a s4 wheel nice and handy

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    hack lumps out of it with a saw/stanley knife then :P

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    Cheers, but was hopefully trying to go the civilised route

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    sounds like its beyond civilised though :P

    The only other thaught i have, is get some close fitting but cheap tools, and use something like araldite to glue the tool into the bolt head, let it set, and hope it holds enough to crack it off.

    Personally i'd probably jsut set about it with angry tools until it came off :P

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    Would definetely solve the frustration alright.
    But on a brighter note, being the stubborn beggar that I am I bought a full
    set of torx. Seems like the correct size to fit the standard wheel is a T27.
    Fits perfect, and cracked with a bit of pressure.
    Thanks for the help though.

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    good job!

    I guess a wee mirror would be handy in those situations so you can see if its actually chewed up, or if its just the wrong size bit.

    PS, you need to post before and after pics now :P

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    Will do later

 

 

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