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Old 01-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default *Urgent question* Does 05+ sti steering wheel fit on 03 sti or wrx?

yes same as above.
I have bought a JDM ver9 (2005) sti steering wheel and wanted to fit them on my JDM v7 sti today and I realized that the loom plugs are different and they didn't fit at all.
I will upload the picture here. the yellow clip on the picture is from my v7 and the v9 apparently requires different loom plug or clip. I will post a pic of v9 drivers airbag soon.



Have anyone done this steering wheel swap before? I've seen some people who has done 2004 sti steering wheel on bugeye models and 2005 one on Gc8 models so that's why I assume they would be straight fit?

Plz let me know...

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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it's not a straight fit, you have to splice the wires. search in their forum and the electrical forum, there is a how-to thread. If you find it post it up because I'm half-interested too
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Cheers capt-crunch

I will do some researching


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Old 01-30-2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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Don't splice!!!!

Take off that white plastic cover on the back of the airbag. You'll see 4 nuts. Take those off and swap the explosive part. Here is a pic of an 03 WRX wheel with an 05 explosive that I'm selling. Literally takes 2 minutes and works perfectly. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 01-30-2007, 09:57 PM   #5
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garface:
I went to see an electrician today and he told me I had to get the v9 clock spring (sp?) so I went to a local subaru dealer and ordered one. however I am curious to find out if you had any problems by fitting that 05 explosive part.
My electrician said it could be something dangerous. oh and how much are u selling that part for?


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Old 01-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear that, can you return it? I've had a Ver. 9 wheel in my MY00 RS for about a year with no problems. It works perfectly. You aren't changing anything with the electrical system, think of it as just changing the bag itself. You still have your original wiring and original explosive, you just changed the canvas bag and cover. It will explode in an accident just as if you hadn't touched it.

I'm not seperating the wheel, selling it whole. Sorry.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:02 PM   #7
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Oh, and a Ver. 9 clockspring may be too new. They changed the cruise control recently(if you even have it).
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:10 PM   #8
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ok I haven't got a cruise control at the moment JDM cars don't come with it AFAIK.

However I would like to know where I can get this 05 explosive part from? I don't think I can find one anywhere.

So how much are you selling your steering wheel+explosives?


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Old 01-30-2007, 10:13 PM   #9
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You want to know where to get the 05 explosive? I'll tell you. You already have it. But you don't need it, you take the Ver. 9 explosive off the Ver. 9 wheel, and replace it with the Ver. 7 explosive from your car. Boom you're done. Bad choice of words. Voila, you're done. I'll see if I can find something to make it clearer.
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Can't get any clearer than this. Hope it helps.

http://www.campbell-clan.us/STiWheelSwap/
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:18 PM   #11
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Wow that was some awesome stuff.

Thanksx1 million garface! Now what if I want to sell my v7 steering wheel???
Surely I can't sell it without the explosive part?
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:24 PM   #12
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Just swap it over to your old wheel and let people know exactly what you're selling. That's why I'm selling that wheel with the newer explosive. You could either sell it to someone with a newer car or someone willing to swap it just like you did. Worst case, they can splice wires or replace the roll connector to make it work.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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Cheers garface,

That was very helpful. I realized that most of people who do this steering wheel swap go for the rewiring route.

This is what I found from the Aussie forum;

http://www.rexnet.com.au/forum/index...hl=wheel&st=10

For people who just wants to read


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Well, after I actually made the change to the cruise control plug so it would function in my car, I also returned the wires on the airbag plug back to their original configuration (I thought I may have misread the wiring diagram and initially hooked them up incorrectly - so I reversed them just to see if that would have made a difference). So i removed the fuses (but kept the battery connected). I undid the wire at the plug end (not the airbag end) and repositioned the plug in the wheel housing, being careful to make sure there was enough clearance in the wheel housing behind the airbag for the plug.

Started my car up and well-whaddya-know....the airbag light went off!!! That was unexpected, but nonetheless very welcomed.

Yippee! I guess my problem is solved and no need for a trip to the dealer to get the airbag reset (although that was my next option). Evidently, if a component of the airbag system is removed/detached, the ECU will think it's been tampered with, so the airbag light comes on forcing you to go to the dealer so they can plug in the diagnostic machine, read the code and fix what might need to be fixed. They can also reset the light at the service department too (as long as everything is functional).

But I guess I avoided that one! Awesome. And my new wheel feels great.
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