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Removing Steering Wheel, Heellp :(

vy1sv8

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Hey, i was just wondering if anyone knows how to remove the steering wheels from the VY commodores, as i got an ss one the other day but i had a look and have no idea how to remove the original wheel. Can anyone help me with this? :cry: thanks :)
 

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No worries anymore i figured it all out :) pretty simple actually now i done it
 

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isnt it illegal to change the steering wheel if you have airbags?
 

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apparently, but ive researched the how to's pretty heavily on this issue due to the airbag, and its engineered for the same type of car, so i couldnt see any major issues with it, its been done to MAD-LS1, a bolt on 12 sec sv8 in the latest street commodores issue and that was all okay :)
 

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hey how did you get it off cause i am keen on removing the airbag so i can rewire tha buttons so that i can use them with my stereo
 

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yeah i wouldnt mind finding out hot to do it,at holden they have a special tool?
 
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HI Guys,

Pulling off the steering wheel is fairly easy, from memory
1. Disconnect the Battery (and wait a minute) - neutralises the airbag circuit
2. On the back of the steering wheel is 4 clips that hold on the airbag, you'll need a small screwdriver to release them
3. Remove the airbag connector - just pulls off from memory
4. Remove the stereo buttons
5. Undo the centre nut but leave it on a turn and give the wheel a yank, should cone loose, then remove the nut and off she comes, be careful when reinstalling the new wheel as the wiring goes into a clock spring and if you put it in wrong it will break and you'll get an airbag code. It has a green (I think) window to tell you its in the right place.

Note: When removing the airbag be very careful not to have anything in your mouth etc as if it accidently deploys, it will kill you, chances are pretty slim though
 

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These are basically the things i used to get mine off :) its pretty simple once u get the airbag off, ALWAYS remember to DISCONNECT THE BATTERY though :yeah: And the bolt needs a 30mm socket to remove it, before you put the steering wheel all back together first, place the wheel on and go for a slow drive in a quiet street to ensure it is properly aligned then put it back together, this saves alot of heartache
 

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Mr VWhy

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is it easy to put airbag back in, will you have problems with clips
and will you get a airbag warning light come on or anything generally once the airbag has been disconnected
 

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if you dont reconnect the battery while the airbag is out you should be fine :), and the airbag simply clips straight back in like a plug
 
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