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    Removing a Steering Wheel in a GUIV with Airbag

    Hi Gents,

    Well i did this a couple of years ago after my leather bound factory wheel split and i had to cut off the sheath. The replacement is wearing also and in time will need replacing too. i will get it retrimmed next time.

    I was a little anxious about taking a Steering wheel off with an Airbag but it is very simple and the airbag is not going to explode on impact.

    Forgive me, these photos were taken back then and i have just found them on the computer so i may be missing some detail but you get the gist. It is a very very simple task.

    You will need a small pik to open the cover of the screws and a #55 Torx bit i think? I cant remember but i had to go and buy one. I bought a cheapish set and put it in the tool box for Ron.

    (Edit) DISCONNECT the Battery for Safety's sake.

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    There is a Screw on each side of the steering wheel. Remove both.

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    Give the steering wheel a good hit at the 3 and 9 position side to side and it should lift out.

    follow your nose, it really is a 5 or 10 minute job. Hope this helps.

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    Did you disconnect the battery first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimE View Post
    Did you disconnect the battery first?
    To be honest..... I cant remember.. It really was 5 or 6 years ago. Let the Answer be YES. I edited it Thanks
    Last edited by MudRunnerTD; 18th August 2020 at 07:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Did you need to mark the alignment of the steering wheel with the spindle so that it went back on straight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    To be honest..... I cant remember.. It really was 5 or 6 years ago. Let the Answer be YES. I edited it Thanks
    Yeah I disconnect the battery when removing mine, but I think there is a secquence or something as I now can't stop the air bag light from flashing. And stuffed if I'm paying Ni$$an to do it. So it remains flashing. I have the GUIV leather wheel in my GUII. I had to get a GUIV clock spring and graft half of it into half of the GUII clock spring, worked a treat. Until I removed the wheel for a second time and now the air bag light issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    Did you need to mark the alignment of the steering wheel with the spindle so that it went back on straight?
    Yeah see the white nipple bit on the clock spring pictured? Theres a matching groove in the back side of the wheel. Which it needs to sit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    To be honest..... I cant remember.. It really was 5 or 6 years ago. Let the Answer be YES. I edited it Thanks
    The reading I did before doing my steering wheel audio controls was; disconnect battery, disconnect airbag plug, reconnect airbag plug, reconnect battery.
    If you disconnect the airbag with the battery connected you get an airbag warning light on the dash that you need to get reset or cleared at a Nissan dealership.
    (I'm not sure if you can clear the warning yourself somehow, but I didn't want to have try, or have the airbag with power to it while I was moving it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Yeah see the white nipple bit on the clock spring pictured? Theres a matching groove in the back side of the wheel. Which it needs to sit in.
    Ah yeh, I see that.
    I have plans to remove my (GU III) steering wheel at some point, so this is helpful info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    The reading I did before doing my steering wheel audio controls was; disconnect battery, disconnect airbag plug, reconnect airbag plug, reconnect battery.
    If you disconnect the airbag with the battery connected you get an airbag warning light on the dash that you need to get reset or cleared at a Nissan dealership.
    (I'm not sure if you can clear the warning yourself somehow, but I didn't want to have try, or have the airbag with power to it while I was moving it).
    Yeah I have the audio control button and clock spring to suit new in a box, I'm contemplating putting in next week, as I have been told from work, to stay home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    Did you need to mark the alignment of the steering wheel with the spindle so that it went back on straight?
    I actually swapped wheels so I didn't mark. I just mafe sure the wheel was straight before I started and installed straight again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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