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CutterWolf 03-19-2009 03:43 PM

Removal and installation of steering wheel for S197
 
Removal and installation of steering wheel for S197.

Tools needed: Socket wrench
Torque wrench
8mm socket
24mm socket
Very small flat head screw driver

1. Disconnect the battery (ground) and wait 5 to 10mins to insure the power has drained out of the system. If you want you can also pull the airbag fuse from the SJB found on the passenger side kick panel fuse #17 which is a 10 amp fuse.

2. Pull off the two plastic caps on the sides of the wheel to access the two bolts that hold the airbag http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f663bb3ed0.jpg

2. Unscrew bolts with 8mm socket http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/67e2a15107.jpg
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3. Pull off the airbag assy and disconnect the two electrical connectors. Just pinch the side of the connector and pull up.
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4. Disconnect the cruise control electrical connector, you will see a tab at the top of the connector, use a small flat head screw driver to lift up the tab and pull out on the connector to remove.

5. Use a 24mm socket to remove the main steering wheel bolt. (no wheel puller is needed.) http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/ff61a4da93.jpg

6. Remove wheel.

7. Reinstall new wheel in reverse order making sure to torque the retaining bolt down to 41 foot pounds and its set.
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The whole thing took about 20 minutes.

nmd55 03-19-2009 04:05 PM

what steering wheel did u replace it with?

PennState 03-19-2009 04:08 PM

nice write up. It's very easy, did it last summer in like 10 mins with no clue of what i was doing.

Smooth_J 03-19-2009 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmd55 (Post 6040009)
what steering wheel did u replace it with?

Looks like the SVT black on black (like the one I have).

Nice :) I should of made a how to when I did mine, but it was around 12AM :P

By the way, you should use more blue loctite on the bolt (just to be safe).

CutterWolf 03-19-2009 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smooth_J (Post 6040022)
Looks like the SVT black on black (like the one I have).

I should of made a how to when I did mine, but it was around 12AM :P

Yep, that's the one. Was going to get it with the red stiching but I don't have any red in my car so black on black was the way to go. Also made myself a custom center cap.

MustangGT0405 03-19-2009 04:12 PM

Looks great

Smooth_J 03-19-2009 04:23 PM

By the way, nice gearworks set you have. I just purchased new sockets/wrenches from them.

Good quality stuff :)

CutterWolf 03-21-2009 10:59 PM

Sticky please!

mygt500 03-21-2009 11:21 PM

Ask and yee shall receive!!!!! I know you sent me a PM and I needed an link but here it is!!!!!! I believe joolander asked to do this this for us too! (write up)

Thanks Barry and it will be stickied! (give me time at work and busy since we last wrote)


Joo or Matt if you see this feel free to add it to the Sticky in the 2005+ section! thanks Jason

Srt2Stang725 03-21-2009 11:26 PM

nice write-up...ill be doing this tomorrow, this will come in handy even though it seems easy. Its always nice to see what has to be done before you do something


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