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Old 12-26-2011, 08:20 AM
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

Make sure you hang on to the old one the retail on that is 720.00
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

I found 3 overland steering wheels on ebay. I guess people are swapping them out.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:05 PM
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

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Yes very easy. First disconnect the battery for at least a few min then remove the two 10mm bolts holding the airbag onto the wheel. Unclip the wire harnesses in behind then move onto the stubborn 10mm hex mentioned above. Once that's out the wheel came off with almost no force at all. Had a wheel puller handy but it was not needed. That's it!
604, after disconnecting the battery, did you first pry off the round cover to expose the 10mm bolts holding on the airbag?

thanks, trying to avoid a self-inflicted bloody nose from the airbag.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:16 PM
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

The 10mm airbag bolts you can access on the back side of the steering wheel sort of on the steering column. No covers or anything to remove - once you remove those bolts the whole circular airbag/horn piece will release from the steering wheel. Then just disconnect the wiring harnesses carefully and you'll have full access to the larger hex nut for steering wheel removal (as seen in pic at top). You'll prob need a small breaker bar to crack the bolt so have one handy if possible.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

Did you get your srt wheel already??
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

curious if this will void the factory warranty? i love the look of the SRT8 wheel
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

I don't see how it could, the SRT8 wheel is an OEM Mopar part that was made specifically for the grand cherokee so there should be no issues there. You also retain the use of your original airbag so your not really modifying the safety system at all.
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

Mine likely won't hit the doorstep until late this week, will post photos in the other thread.

Looks pretty straightforward (says hamfisted guy). If that changes once surgery commences, I'll stitch it back together. Doubtful I try to tackle the as of yet unknown paddle shifter solution and instead just take 'em off.
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

Below are some photos of the stock WK2 removal for the driver airbag portion.

604, could you please provide tips to disconnect the two yellow airbag clip-ins from photo #3 below? I don't want to fack up the airbag.

Please and thanks.

First photo are the two 10mm bolts at 3 and 9 oclock on the backside of the wheel that need to come out to take off the Jeep circular airbag faceplate.



This shot shoes the circular airbag component pulled away from the wheel, the bolt opening in silver shows the 3 and 9 oclock bolt mount openings.



604, any tips on unclipping the two yellow connectors below without causing damage would be much appreciated. All other connectors are pretty straightforward.



Once all electrical connectors are disconnected, this is a shot of the main steering wheel mounting bolt that gets it outta there. Per 604's tips a breaker bar helps loosen this hex bolt. Tip: the white electrical clip to the right of the hex bolt has a small button on the right side of the white clip that needs to be pushed in before pulling out the plug.



More shots to follow of SRT8 wheel.

Thanks again 604, nice work.
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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

WK2 SRT8 wheel frontside shot.




Shot of backside paddle shifter. They can be removed via the two small torx screws on the top side of the paddle shifter above the "L" along the black strip. Unfortunately my smallest torx bit is T7 but it is too large. Crap.

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Re: Help! Steering wheel removal

Hey Moose, just gently pry the orange retaining clips on the top of the connector upwards with a very small flathead driver and they will pop up about 1/8" away from yellow base, then they should just unplug from the airbag. They are color coded connectors so don't worry about which is which.
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Hey Moose, just gently pry the orange retaining clips on the top of the connector upwards with a very small flathead driver and they will pop up about 1/8" away from yellow base, then they should just unplug from the airbag. They are color coded connectors so don't worry about which is which.
You sir, are the man! Worked like a charm and I'll sleep well knowing the airbag won't blow my head off.

Thanks a ton.



Now for that stubborn !#*X!* 10 hex bolt. Breaker bar and sweat not working so far.
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