: Leather to suade wheel/shifter



LFTW8S
09-22-11, 02:23 PM
Anyone do this swap themselves without having the dealer do it? Shifter should be easy/safe. My concern is the steering wheel re: the airbag. If so, can you share the instructions?

Thanks in advance.

M5eater
09-22-11, 03:54 PM
It's acutally an idiot proof install. Disconnect the battery, insert small flat-head or other thin object into pin-holes on sides of airbag to release the holding-tabs. Remove bag. un-screw the wheel nut, R&R wheel--- it even is keyed to go on only 1 way. Installing the bag is tricky, and you have to center it exactly before pushing it in to catch the clips. make sure the gaps are even along the wheel to ensure perfect fitment.


the knob pops right off of you use a flat plastic tool on the horizontal sides to compress the wing clips.


30-60minuite install being extremely careful.

LFTW8S
09-22-11, 05:18 PM
It's acutally an idiot proof install. Disconnect the battery, insert small flat-head or other thin object into pin-holes on sides of airbag to release the holding-tabs. Remove bag. un-screw the wheel nut, R&R wheel--- it even is keyed to go on only 1 way. Installing the bag is tricky, and you have to center it exactly before pushing it in to catch the clips. make sure the gaps are even along the wheel to ensure perfect fitment.


the knob pops right off of you use a flat plastic tool on the horizontal sides to compress the wing clips.


30-60minuite install being extremely careful.

Thanks for the info. Any chance you took pics when you did the install?

M5eater
09-22-11, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the info. Any chance you took pics when you did the install?

I can't find my shifter right now, but here's some pics of the wheel to give you an idea of what to do.
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz56/blmlozz/DSC_2933.jpg
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz56/blmlozz/DSC_2934.jpg
http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz56/blmlozz/DSC_2935.jpg

S2TPerformance
09-22-11, 07:50 PM
It's acutally an idiot proof install. Disconnect the battery, insert small flat-head or other thin object into pin-holes on sides of airbag to release the holding-tabs. Remove bag. un-screw the wheel nut, R&R wheel--- it even is keyed to go on only 1 way. Installing the bag is tricky, and you have to center it exactly before pushing it in to catch the clips. make sure the gaps are even along the wheel to ensure perfect fitment.


the knob pops right off of you use a flat plastic tool on the horizontal sides to compress the wing clips.


30-60minuite install being extremely careful.

Agreed. Be careful and cautious but, the steering wheel swap is easy.

Michael Bello
S2T Performance Products