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Dermottdog
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PostSubject: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 21:30

Hi people

I have ordered a CF lower centre steering wheel trim as mine has been damaged by the wife with her ring (on her finger!!). Seen a few guides about how to replace it. Seems you have to take the airbag off and disconnect the battery. The last battery I disconnected was in the 80s. What happens these days? Any fault codes come on? Can the trim be replaced by not removing the centre airbag or disconnecting the battery ? Your thoughts please. Thanks - Rob.
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 21:36

Never done it but sure I read somewhere that it just pops out with the aid of a small screwdriver.

I saw a diagram of where to place the screwdriver but can't remember where I saw it?

May have been on here!

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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 21:36

There's a how to do it guide posted by Pat (Emu) on tM:

http://www.totalmini.com/forum/18-2006-2014-2nd-generation/3015-bling-up-steering-wheel.html

I still haven't got brave enough to try it on my 1st gen  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 21:38

Just found it on here as well  Wink 

https://surreynewmini.forumotion.com/t6882-bling-up-your-steering-wheel?highlight=Steering+wheel+trim#179607

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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 21:47

Picked up my referbed steering wheel today had alcantara replaced with perferated leather on the sides all finished with red stiching looks and feels lovley. We took off my airbag witout disconnecting battery & i think lower trim just pops off
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Dermottdog
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty28th January 2014, 22:01

Thanks everyone. I'll have a good look before I attempt it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty31st January 2014, 22:45

I wouldn't attempt this without disconecting the battery at the least the car could throw an error but worse the airbag could go off in your face
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty1st February 2014, 09:30

SpykeyMyk wrote:
I wouldn't attempt this without disconecting the battery at the least the car could throw an error but worse the airbag could go off in your face

Thanks. It will hopefully arrive today. I will do the right thing. Perhaps when I reconnect, I'll get my pops back that I lost after the flash update  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty1st February 2014, 09:59

Yep. Just arrived. Came in a Minisport bag which is a blast from the past- I used to buy untold stuff of them in the 80's when I was modding a 1275 GT!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty1st February 2014, 13:25

Update - all done. Looks good. Biggest problem was setting the clock afterwards.
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PostSubject: Re: Lower steering wheel trim   Lower steering wheel trim Empty1st February 2014, 14:54

Dermottdog wrote:
Update - all done. Looks good. Biggest problem was setting the clock afterwards.

Thats the only downside. I cant understand why its not like a Vauxhall gets the data from the RDS feed on the radio
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