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Steering wheel removal

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Steering wheel removal

Post by Yaworski » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:39 pm

I discovered that the vinyl on my steering wheel has a crack and that crack is right where my hand goes. I want to go to the local u-pull-it and grab a replacement steering wheel.

I don't want to go unprepared with tools so what size socket do I need for the steering wheel?

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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by oragex » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:44 pm

For the 2002 ? It should be easier to unclip it from behind. May find a few tips here www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmPhHNNixI



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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by darylrobert » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:36 pm

its between 17 to 19mm, maybe 18mm why not take your socket set?...took me ages to figure out how to remove the steering wheel, dont go prying the centre like i did...look for the torque bolts at the back and underneath.

the video posted above is very good. my 2002 has torx bolts not clips



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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by abscate » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:06 pm

Assumption..P2 wheel removal similar to P80

You have to have a key for the car to turn the wheel to access the Torx screws which are in the front of the steering wheel ( remember you look at the back of the steering wheel)

They have to be thin, too, as thefasteners are recessed.


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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by cn90 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:32 pm

I don't know about the P2 but probably the same as P80.

I wrote the procedure for 1998 S70 clockspring below:
DIY: 1998 Volvo V70 Replacing Clockspring (Airbag/Horn Contact Unit)
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PS: Make sure the battery is d/c'd. Also, wear goggles and keep your head away from the airbag in case it goes off (that 1 in a million chance it goes off)...well, just want to make sure your head remains attached to your body...


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Re: Steering wheel removal

Post by Yaworski » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:39 am

darylrobert wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:36 pm
why not take your socket set?..
I normally have a 3/8 drive socket set in my trunk but I didn't want to get there and discover that it is held on with a 25 mm or 30 mm.



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