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steering wheels

phil739 Oct 27, 2006

  1. phil739

    phil739 Member

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    ok , i have two steering wheels the same , one is complete and on car but has a rip in it the other has the front and airbag missing ,

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    can the airbag be removed from one to the other , if so what how hard and what else would it intail

    thanks phil
     
  2. QuantumJohn

    QuantumJohn Member

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    Phil,

    If they are the same steering wheel model then yes they can be swapped over.
    There will probably be two torx bolts on the back of the steering wheel that need to be undone to withdraw the airbag and it's front.
    Withdraw the airbag and undo the connections.
    Undo the big nut holding the wheel on. On later cars this was a large spline drive nut.
    Swap the wheel and refit air bag.
    Remember that if you turn the steering to get at the two torx bolts to make sure it is straight again before taking the steering wheel off so that the new wheel goes on in the same place.

    John
     
  3. phil739

    phil739 Member

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    whats torx bolts ?
    would the airbag need resetting ?

    thanks phil
     
  4. Nessy

    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    Torx are a type of splined-head fasteners, which to undo you need the relevant size of Torx bit......
    Have recently done a steering wheel swap on my own car, following advice from folks on here and of course a thorough reading of the Haynes manual relevant section.....had no problems at all.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=29375
     

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