Question about 2001 Honda Civic
I want to replace my original steering wheel of my honda civic 2001. how do i replace it and what are the items i need to buy?
I worked at a salvage yard for a while. During that time I pulled hundreds of airbags. I thought I'd share a few things.
I've provided this as a supplement solution, not a replacement. It provides important additional information you need to be aware of when working on or around SIR (Supplemental Individual Restraint) airbag systems. It lists the potential dangers of doing so and the appropriate precautions against accidental premature deployment. Any work done on the steering column should include this.
Precautions for working with and handling airbags: Take these Seriously!!!
Disable the system:
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
To remove steering wheel usually begins with dis-assembly of the horn cover. Most cars horn covers are held in place by two screws located at rear side of the steering wheel.
Once horn cover is removed youll be able to undo the main nut.
A 4-ended wheel nut spanner or large socket & breaker-bar works best.
Most factory fitted steering wheels can be a very tight fit and will require a fair bit of wiggling and wobbling to work themselves free from the steering column itself, be persistent and work your way around the wheel in a circular fashion to pry it loose.
If its really stuck,You may need to replace the main nut by a few turns ,( to prevent damage to the steeing column's thread), and hit it with a hammer downwards a couple of times.
ALL Sport steering wheels attach to a part called a ' Bosch Kit ' that is suited for whatever model car you have and the amount of "teeth" on the steering column's thread, usually the number is stamped onto the factory s/wheel or column.
So whatever non-factory wheel you chose will require a bosch kit that matches both parts.
They are sold separatley and usually cost as much as the wheel itself !! :P
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
Here's a site that will explain everything you need to know about airbag lights and resetting the system.
This website gives you the procedure for diagnosing and resetting airbag lights. See if your car is listed here. Although it's a pay site ($14.95/day), it's a lot cheaper than going to the dealer
On most vehicles, the airbag light should come on for @6 seconds, and then go off if the system is working properly. If there is a fault or a problem in the system, the light will remain illuminated, or flash continuously. If the airbag light does not work properly, some vehicles have an audible tone that sounds indicating a problem with the airbag light system. When the light is on (or the tone is sounding), the airbag will NOT deploy, even in an accident.
The flashing light on your car is telling the answer you need. On some vehicles, the light is flashing a two digit code. Once you know the code, you can most likely repair it yourself. There are fairly easy procedures that most people are capable of repairing.
Airbagsolutions.com has the fault code charts to tell you what is wrong and how to fix it!
Some vehicle manufacturers accommodate systems without a scanner (like Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, Acura, Ford, Lincoln, Mazda & Mercury) and some require a scan tool.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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