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bustacrab 12-26-2009 10:44 AM

Steering Wheel Swap
 
I'm about to swap out my stock/BASE GT deluxe steering wheel out for the one off the GT500. I was wondering if anyone knew what TYPE of bolt is used to bolt the steering wheel to the car? Is it yield tight? what type of steel is it?

2010V6Stang 12-26-2009 10:47 AM

Let me know how this goes because I am looking to upgrade mine as well.

bustacrab 12-26-2009 11:24 AM

The install is quick and easy, I'm just anal and want to make sure I don't reuse a yielded bolt... not exactly a good idea when messing with something that controls the direction of your vehicle!

I'm also wondering if there is a resource to find out what all the torque specifications are for the bolts in the 2010? This would be very useful.

dstang10 12-26-2009 12:14 PM

Hmm... I've been considering this for a little while also. What steering wheel are you going to get? Where you getting it? I was looking at the gt500 wheel. post some pics when you get the install done.

2010V6Stang 12-26-2009 12:23 PM

Just curious were did you get your new wheel anyway? Is it something that you buy from ford? How much did it cost if you dont mind? Also does it come with an airbag or do you reuse yours? Would I have to use the Cobra center logo or could I reuse my horse logo?

bustacrab 12-26-2009 12:40 PM

It doesn't come with an airbag, you reuse yours (which has the original pony emblem on it). I got it from this site:

http://www.partscheap.com/2010_GT500...3z-3600-aa.htm

I just found a guide that says you do need to replace the bolt:

http://www.2005stang.com/gallery/alb...eringwheel.pdf

The part number is 043B13

Now the question is, does anyone know where to order this from other than the dealer? Is there a website that has ford parts like this?

dstang10 12-26-2009 12:44 PM

I don't see why that wouldn't be to much at a ford dealer for the bolt. What buttons do you have on your steering wheel now. All I have is cruise options. Are you going to make the other buttons work also? Volume,tuning, etc....

Quote:

Originally Posted by bustacrab (Post 6712727)
It doesn't come with an airbag, you reuse yours (which has the original pony emblem on it). I got it from this site:

http://www.partscheap.com/2010_GT500...3z-3600-aa.htm

I just found a guide that says you do need to replace the bolt:

http://www.2005stang.com/gallery/alb...eringwheel.pdf

The part number is 043B13

Now the question is, does anyone know where to order this from other than the dealer? Is there a website that has ford parts like this?


2010V6Stang 12-26-2009 01:17 PM

Is it a lot of work to make all those other buttons work? Because I only have cruise also.

bustacrab 12-26-2009 01:32 PM

I only have cruise controls, but the other controls should work since I have a 2010.. putting the same wiring for the steering wheel for each car should be a time saver/money saver. So the other controls SHOULD work... if not... I'll be having to add some wiring. We will find out soon enough. Just ordered the mount bolt, I'll let you guys know how it goes.

2010V6Stang 12-26-2009 01:45 PM

awesome let us know, I want it.

bustacrab 12-26-2009 02:32 PM

I am a little weary of the website I ordered the mount bolt from... I don't want it to take two weeks to get in.. ugh

itsokimapilot 12-26-2009 02:47 PM

Just thought I'd also throw out there that there is a sticky in the appearance section on steering wheel removal. http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...-for-s197.html Alot of good info and pics.

bustacrab 12-26-2009 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsokimapilot (Post 6712876)
Just thought I'd also throw out there that there is a sticky in the appearance section on steering wheel removal. http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...-for-s197.html Alot of good info and pics.

i've looked at that, but he just reuses the steering wheel bolt, but it is torqued to yield so it actually needs to be replaced (this is a measure of safety since a material that is yielded is deformed to the point that when the stress is taken off of it it will not return to its original shape.. this is why it has to be replaced on a new install)

itsokimapilot 12-26-2009 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bustacrab (Post 6713054)
i've looked at that, but he just reuses the steering wheel bolt, but it is torqued to yield so it actually needs to be replaced (this is a measure of safety since a material that is yielded is deformed to the point that when the stress is taken off of it it will not return to its original shape.. this is why it has to be replaced on a new install)


I won't lie to you. I know nothing about swapping out a steering wheel with an airbag.:icon_shrug: I saw the other thread and looked like good info to tag in here. I agree with you bout the torqued bolt. Let us know how it works for you and post some pics. Sounds like a pretty cool mod.

bustacrab 12-27-2009 01:27 AM

it's a good write up, but i'm just being thorough about it haha

dstang10 01-01-2010 12:14 AM

bump, I'm ready for some pics

GrayGhost01GT 01-01-2010 01:22 AM

Im ready for pics too! I am very interested in this install, and am interested in what wiring harnesses will have to be used to get the audio to work correctly!

2010V6Stang 01-01-2010 09:45 AM

Yes, let us know. I need this lol.

bustacrab 01-01-2010 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrayGhost01GT (Post 6723605)
Im ready for pics too! I am very interested in this install, and am interested in what wiring harnesses will have to be used to get the audio to work correctly!

I'm waiting on the mount bolt to come in (ford recommends replacing it, so I ordered it from a dealer in California) it should be in next Wednesday... will post pics when i install it and let everyone know how it goes

dstang10 01-07-2010 12:04 PM

Ok well I'm going to be ordering my GT500 steering wheel tonight. Hopefully the buttons work on the steering wheel..


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