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Old 04-04-2010, 12:17 AM   #26
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Pretty bad ass...FAR beyond my skills though
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:34 AM   #27
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Sweet write up.

I've had the steering wheel in my 07 XT for about 6 months now and have been waiting for someone w/ electrical wiring knowledge to do a write up like this.

Kudos.
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:34 AM   #28
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lol, no actually it doesnt at all. it fits in quite good actually. i dont have a good camera. check out nellys interior of his saab... he has an sti interior. it looks...perfect.


thanks everyone else, make sure to give props to Dave as well lol.
Except he doesn't have stock GRB steering wheel.

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Old 04-04-2010, 02:10 AM   #29
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i know what he has. just because he has a DAMD doesnt mean anything lol...granted it looks 10x better imho but it still doesnt look outdated at all.

well whatever your entitled to your opinions lol, but i love it. if i had a better photo it would look better...trust me.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:13 AM   #30
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What's missing for me from the GRB stock wheel is the contrasting stitching and perforated leather. Not that the GRB looks bad in older years.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:26 AM   #31
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What's missing for me from the GRB stock wheel is the contrasting stitching and perforated leather. Not that the GRB looks bad in older years.
i do agree. i wish it was stitched like my 05 wheel. i really want the DAMD...but cant justify spending that much on the wheel..(and well im being cheap about it).

the only thing that kind of urks me a tad, is the shade of leather on the 08 is a little lighter than my 05 wheel.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:27 AM   #32
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Sweet write up.

I've had the steering wheel in my 07 XT for about 6 months now and have been waiting for someone w/ electrical wiring knowledge to do a write up like this.

Kudos.
yes, im glad now you will be able to wire that thing up! i was the one that emailed you about the wheel when i was trying to get info on the wheel swap.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:46 AM   #33
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You did it man! Kudos. Now i can order that prova wheel
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:11 AM   #34
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lol thanks dude. i want the DAMD wheel so bad...but im not paying 600 bucks for it
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:03 PM   #35
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Great right up, I am currently working on this conversion. I have one question though, does anyone know were to get a harness that will acually plug into the unused plug on the roll connector? I know it is not manditory, I am just super anal about my wiring, needs to be stock as possible. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:09 PM   #36
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thats a good question, i dont even know what that plug is for, so im clueless.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #37
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Great right up, I am currently working on this conversion. I have one question though, does anyone know were to get a harness that will acually plug into the unused plug on the roll connector? I know it is not manditory, I am just super anal about my wiring, needs to be stock as possible. Thanks in advance.
Yes you can do this. I was actually going to do this for xxscaxx, but he had already cut up his factory cruise harness.

I actually found some extra wire harnesses that I had lying around from my car audio/alarm days. They didn't "snap" in like the factory plug did, but was snug enough to where it shouldn't come out.
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #38
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Yes you can do this. I was actually going to do this for xxscaxx, but he had already cut up his factory cruise harness.

I actually found some extra wire harnesses that I had lying around from my car audio/alarm days. They didn't "snap" in like the factory plug did, but was snug enough to where it shouldn't come out.
damnit
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #39
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quick question to the gurus:
besides the electronics everything fits? steering column spline, clock spring? I have a 07 and want to put the 08
thx!!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:37 PM   #40
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wow that is so sick...
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:58 PM   #41
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Hell ya, now theres a solution to get one of these babies on pre-08's


http://www.rallysportdirect.com/shop...el-p-4289.html
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:59 PM   #42
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quick question to the gurus:
besides the electronics everything fits? steering column spline, clock spring? I have a 07 and want to put the 08
thx!!
I used my clockspring in my 05, but any wheel should fit onto the column spline. If you are just swapping over what i did, you shouldn't have any problems. I have talked with a bunch of people who have told me that the column splines are all the same (They tested it).

d0ugch0i - thanks!
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #43
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I used my clockspring in my 05, but any wheel should fit onto the column spline. If you are just swapping over what i did, you shouldn't have any problems. I have talked with a bunch of people who have told me that the column splines are all the same (They tested it).

d0ugch0i - thanks!
Yes, this is correct! Only thing I am unsure of is if the 07 is single or dual stage airbag. If its dual stage then you can skip the charge swap part as well!
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:57 PM   #44
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are you planning on putting some of that carbon wrap around the steering wheels buttons? I think that would tie it all together
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:00 PM   #45
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So you did the swap to gain Audio controls only? They're both 3-spoke wheels aren't they? I'll be the first to admit that I'd love to have wheel-mounted audio controls.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #46
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Yes, this is correct! Only thing I am unsure of is if the 07 is single or dual stage airbag. If its dual stage then you can skip the charge swap part as well!
it's dual for 07!!

I made a mistake and I ordered the 07 one thinking I'll get the buttons and will be plug and play... wrong....

Now I have 2 choices:
- either stay with the 07 one and retrofit the buttons housings thru cutting, polishing...
- or either sell the 07 one, get the 08 one and also get the airbag cover for 08... if I'll get 600 I'll sell it... we'll see...

Thx guys...
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:55 PM   #47
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it's dual for 07!!

I made a mistake and I ordered the 07 one thinking I'll get the buttons and will be plug and play... wrong....

Now I have 2 choices:
- either stay with the 07 one and retrofit the buttons housings thru cutting, polishing...
- or either sell the 07 one, get the 08 one and also get the airbag cover for 08... if I'll get 600 I'll sell it... we'll see...

Thx guys...
Did the 07 one come with blanks to fill in aroung the 07 airbag?
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:24 PM   #48
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Did the 07 one come with blanks to fill in aroung the 07 airbag?
yes it did but the blanks are a little smaller than 08 and are straight edges on oppose to those on 08 which are rounded... and so on...
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:14 PM   #49
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Any suggestions for where to get the switches and boards for the wheels, other than the usual channels?

I'd probably do this using a DAMD wheel, so I'd just need the steering wheel controls themselves and the associated boards. Anybody know how much those are from a dealer? Might not be that much...
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #50
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Any suggestions for where to get the switches and boards for the wheels, other than the usual channels?

I'd probably do this using a DAMD wheel, so I'd just need the steering wheel controls themselves and the associated boards. Anybody know how much those are from a dealer? Might not be that much...
You have an 08+ airbag already? If so then the switches can be had fairly cheap. I have also seen stock wheels with switches (no airbag) sell for under $75 on eBay and the forums.
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