Originally Posted by Avenger
Tools required? What are the steps?
lets see required tools are
#2 philips screwdriver
couple of torx screwdrivers to pull the airbag
steering wheel puller to pull the steering wheel to replace the clockspring.
a dremel to cut the holes for the buttons
hot glue gun to hold the buttons in place
and some wire cutters and electric tape
as far as steps go. it was real simple
i pulled the battery and let the car sit for 10 minutes, i then removed 2 torx screws to pull off the cruise buttons, then two more torx to remove the airbag. once the airbag was out, i popped the steering wheel off using a 21mm socket and the steering wheel puller, and unscrewed the plastic backing from the wheel.
I then cut the holes inside of the plastic piece and glued the buttons in place. once those were in, i screwed the backing back onto the steering wheel.
Clockspring replacement was real easy, remove two screws, and unplug it and screw in the new one and plug it in.
after swapping the clockspring, i reattched the steering wheel. Once thw wheel was on, i placed in the cruise buttons to the new clockspring along with the input and output wires to the radio controls. once this was done, i simply reattched the airbag and screwed back in the cruise buttons.
For the radio controls, i ran two wires from the back of the clockspring to the back of the radio. one that went to ground and the other that went to the input of the aftermarket interface module. The other end of the module plugged straight into a special port on my alpine radio. If i was doing this with the universal module i would have had to mount an infrared eye in a spot where it could send a signal to the radio.
Once it was all connected, i recconected the battery and started the car to verify the airbag still worked. Once that was ok, i programmed the module using the direction it came with and then put it all back together, it was that easy. and for the two days they've been in my car, i'm absolutely loving not having to reach over to the radio constantly.