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How to take apart steering wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Detective_Dan, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan [OP] Bam-Ba-Lam

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    Anybody know how? I installed my flexpod gauge pod and it is just barely touching the steering wheel on the bracket that it mounts to and I need to figure out why.

    Anybody who has done this please chime in


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  2. Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan [OP] Bam-Ba-Lam

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    ok, got it all taken apart, sanded down, put back together, and now it rides like a dream [​IMG]


    heres what i had to do:

    1. remove both torx bits on both sides of the steering wheel
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    2. gently pull of the airbag and cover
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    3. disconnect steering wheel volume controls, horn wire, and airbag wires and take off the center spline nut.
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    4. sand down the back of the steering wheel where it was just BARELY touching
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    5. give her a test fit and remerse the above steps!
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    6. install guages and enjoy!
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  3. Cain

    Cain Well-Known Member

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    Good job, I'd love to know how to get the 2012 steering wheel apart.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  4. Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan [OP] Bam-Ba-Lam

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    It's probably very similar. Check to see if it has the two access panels on the sides like mine
     
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