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Steering Wheel Install

I'm upgrading my standard plastic steering wheel for a leather one I picked up at u-pull. I have read the how-to's and unfortunately they only explain how to remove it, I learned that valuable lesson already. I want to know about the install, if a puller is needed to take it off, is anything special required to put it back on?
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I replaced mine without a puller, just needed some rubber mallet work on the backside of the old wheel

The reinstall is as simple as lining it up and tightening the center bolt

Total time for the wheel swap was under 30 minutes (45 mins if you count the 15 mins I left the battery disconnected before starting the old wheel removal)
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Nope, It should just slide right on, Enough so you can get the nut started, once you start tightening the nut it will force the wheel back into place.
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I replaced mine without a puller, just needed some rubber mallet work on the backside of the old wheel

The reinstall is as simple as lining it up and tightening the center bolt

Total time for the wheel swap was under 30 minutes (45 mins if you count the 15 mins I left the battery disconnected before starting the old wheel removal)
Well, embarassingly enough, I have double that in removal time alone, mind you I had no idea what was involved, and had every size torx except the one I needed to remove the airbag assembly...busted up the metal bracket pretty good. On top of that it was pretty frigid out,snowing, and sitting on the floor of the car instead of the seat.

I'm glad to hear install is fairly simple. Can I not just pull the fuse for the airbag, or could re-installing it set it off?
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You didnt disconnect the battery or remove the fuse before removing the airbag?!?!?!?

(btw - Torx needed T15 + T25)
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You didnt disconnect the battery or remove the fuse before removing the airbag?!?!?!?

(btw - Torx needed T15 + T25)
Should I have?? JK, they remove the engines, batteries, drain all fluids, and pull all fuses at the u-pull before they go in the yard.
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oh, thats a relief. I thought you were talking about pulling your own wheel off, not the yard.
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oh, thats a relief. I thought you were talking about pulling your own wheel off, not the yard.
Haven't done mine yet, think I'll do it in the mechanics yard tomorrow...just in case.
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As long as you have the two torx and the 22mm socket you will be fine
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Thanks for your assistance. Conneticut isn't too far away if I screw it up...lol
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would be awefully hard to drive to connecticut without a steering wheel though -
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would be awefully hard to drive to connecticut without a steering wheel though -
That would be interesting..I sorta meant he could come here to fix it. Are you looking to get some new rims yet...I want yours...lol
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