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Old 19-08-2018, 03:47 PM   #11
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When I did my old car I disconnected the battery for about an hour to let the charge come out of it. I only had a few hex screws to take out, removed the airbag then the main bolt holding the wheel on. Make sure you line everything back up straight and away you go.



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Instead of replacement, some leather wipes would have sorted it.

Honestly though.....how did the original owner manage to do THAT to the steering wheel!
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Old 19-08-2018, 03:50 PM   #12
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Instead of replacement, some leather wipes would have sorted it.

Honestly though.....how did the original owner manage to do THAT to the steering wheel!
I was the original owner had the car from new and after 13 years it ended up like that. You see lots of them like that as they are a weak point. Replacement type r ones are a fortune but s2000 ones are the same and only cost me £40.

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Magic Eraser and a bit of lubricate ( water, leather cleaner, light dillute of apc ) used it on my leather wheel and it's factory fresh again, all for the low low price of £1
I think some are beyond cleaning to be honest...but tip noted.
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Old 19-08-2018, 08:45 PM   #14
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A friend bought a leather cover kit from ebay to go over the rather worn plastic steering wheel in his 240k Peugeot 307.

He did a proper job of the stitching, to the point where if you didn't know it had a cover on it you wouldn't guess.

One of those DIY jobs which would be hugely satisfying.

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Old 19-08-2018, 08:47 PM   #15
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If it has an airbag you MUST follow the relevant deactivation method as they can be lethal.

It’s also worth noting that you may need a steering wheel puller. I’d switched steering wheels on loads of cars in the past but one time a Vauxhall Corsa wheel wouldn’t come off for love nor money so I bought a puller!
I am planning on disconnecting battery for an hour at least....and wear goggles!
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I am planning on disconnecting battery for an hour at least....and wear goggles!
Really 15 mins is all you need, open and close the door a few times when you disconnect the battery as it will send any excess power to the fuel pump.

Also when re-fitting put the keys in the ignition in the on position, so when you connect the battery you're on the outside and not the inside
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I have three kids so although I could supply a new car option that will not be the case, it is unfair to put than onus on them as new drivers. The opportunity for an accident increases as a noob, plus the cost of insurance.

I do have a spare car so may well just pass it to them going forward..

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I have three kids so although I could supply a new car option that will not be the case, it is unfair to put than onus on them as new drivers. The opportunity for an accident increases as a noob, plus the cost of insurance.

I do have a spare car so may well just pass it to them going forward..

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I think everyone should have a crap car for a bit as a new driver, a crap car in my opinion is much more fun than one you care about. I love driving our crap 1 litre 106 over my gti because I don't have to worry about hitting it, kerbing it, speeding etc...that being said I wouldn't want to crash in it
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I have three kids so although I could supply a new car option that will not be the case, it is unfair to put than onus on them as new drivers. The opportunity for an accident increases as a noob, plus the cost of insurance.

I do have a spare car so may well just pass it to them going forward..

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When I did my old car I disconnected the battery for about an hour to let the charge come out of it. I only had a few hex screws to take out, removed the airbag then the main bolt holding the wheel on. Make sure you line everything back up straight and away you go.



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Apologies as massively off-topic, but I can't PM as a newbie. I've a similar Civic & looking for bluetooth phone solution. Honda forums no help. Any pointers? Ta.
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