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01/20/05

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Aftermarket Steering Wheels
 

Example of Installed MOMO steering wheel
Description

Sometimes seen as throwing money out of the window, aftermarket steering wheels area must for real enthousiasts. Besides offering leather or exotic materials, the wheel remains the primary interface between you and your car. Go to your favorite speed shop and try them out. Go for the one that pleases the most your senses (look, smell, touch,...)

Installation is fairly straightforward as you will learn in these instructions.

These instructions outline the general process of installing an aftermarket steering wheel on just about every Import or Domestic Car. There may be slight variations on your install.
Removing the OEM Wheel
 
After getting rid of the front wheel cover and removing the center nut, you will need a sturdy puller to remove the wheel. The wheel's hub has a splined interface that was press fitted (and believe me they used pressure!) on the steering column. Do not use a hammer as the column will collapse (Safety feature in case of a car accident)!
Installing the Aftermarket Wheel
Given you have purchased the right hub adaptor the installation is quite straight forward. For those who don't have the cruise control a swivel horn button contact is provided with the kit. If you do have the cruise control, the hub adaptor must be modified by milling a 0.700" x 0.450" slot. This will enable you to use the OEM 3 contact swivel plate. Install the hub adaptor and wheel.

Hub Extension

Surprise, surprise! The Italians must have tiny fingers!!! You should have just enough clearance between the wheel and wiper/turn signals controls to slip your fingers... SRD Performance is making a 1/2" and 1" hub extension to solve that problem. You simply need to drill 6 holes in Momo's hub adaptor and install the extension with the supplied hardware. I chose the 1" extension to get the original clearance.

Hub Extension

Hub Extension Painted and Installed
Wiring
If you have the cruise control, you need to decide what kind of switch you wish to use and then splice them to the OEM harness that attaches to the swivel plate. You should ground one side of your switches to the chassis ground using the blade terminal of you new wheel.
Alternate Installation Diagram

 

 

 

 

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