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Old 05-03-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Any idea where I can find DIY instructions on a Sparco steering wheel swap with hub?

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Old 05-03-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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BHWAHA!
I had to go through hell and back to install it ebcause I couldn't find instructions. Its definately a learning experience. I'd offer a hand but I'm not even sure if I installed it right. I'm re-doing the install later this weekend once I get my quick release installed. Still trying to find a way to secure the ground wire ebcause I'm without a horn Ground wire keeps moving away
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Old 05-03-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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It's like trying to find out how to do home surgery.

I'm not worried about a horn since God gave me 2 middle fingers. They seem to work just as well accompanied by a volley of curse words out the window.

Chris

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Old 05-03-2004, 08:31 PM   #4
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I just didn't know how to disconnect the cruise control properly, but other than that, its pretty straight forward.

www.scoobymods.com
Go to GC8 >> Interior >> Swapping WRX steerling wheel into the GC8. Its pretty much the same.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thanks. I found that one too so I should be all good unless I blow the airbag and knock myself out.
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Old 05-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #6
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Just make sure you disconnect the battery before you do anything or you might get blown away..no pun intended
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:31 PM   #7
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Default this swap is not helping my drinking problem

this has taken more days of my life than drinking ever will.

I get everything off running smoothly until I try and figure out if I really need the 2 sets of wires that plug into the original hub. One undoes by plug but the other seems to be sodder in there. No mal, female bit but melted together. We guessed it was the ground sinc ethe other one looked like all the cruise control wiring. Question is do I need these wires or can we give the yank since I won't be using the horn or the cruise.

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Old 05-05-2004, 06:36 PM   #8
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You'll lose cruise control with a Sparco steering wheel. You should hook up the horn as its not too much of a hassle. One wire is for connecting and the blue one is your ground. Once you get everything in, you'll have a grind between your console and your hub. Its horrible.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:41 PM   #9
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thanks.

Do I basically have to pry them out of the connector and wrap it in? the cruise hook up is a male/female on if I've got it right. I don't care about the cruise control since I rarely use it.

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Old 05-05-2004, 06:46 PM   #10
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I can't do it off memory seeing as I don't remember anything past two days. Where in Vancouver do you live? Maybe I can help after I get off work.

The tricky part is ripping everything out, the wires should be self-explanatory. In fact, wires freak the **** outta me but I just fiddled around until it worked.
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:14 PM   #11
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Kits right across from thebeach. I'mm gonna take another stab at it and worst case scenario I have no horn..

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Old 05-06-2004, 03:04 AM   #12
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Well, I'm on the other side of Burrard bridge but I'm totally confused becuase I don't rememebr
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:17 AM   #13
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You'll lose cruise control with a Sparco steering wheel. You should hook up the horn as its not too much of a hassle. One wire is for connecting and the blue one is your ground. Once you get everything in, you'll have a grind between your console and your hub. Its horrible.
grind?

The grind occured because of the hub is grinding the turn signal actutator? that happened with my previous car....
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