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Old 05-06-2011, 09:03 PM   #21
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Looks great but a bit too much money for me to attempt a similar mod. Good work!

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Old 09-14-2011, 08:36 PM   #22
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Hi guyes
Is the Cadillac STS (or XLR) airbag suitable with Vue 05?
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:50 PM   #23
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Hi guyes
Is the Cadillac STS (or XLR) airbag suitable with Vue 05?
The airbag connections look right since I had to swap out my airbag on my 03 Vue and the connections didn't originally match. Easy adjustment since the actual detonator for the airbags are seperate from the airbag.
Now I'm not sure the whole piece would fit in the Vue's steering wheel gap. It's hard to tell without having them side by side, then again I could be wrong.

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #24
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The airbag connections look right since I had to swap out my airbag on my 03 Vue and the connections didn't originally match. Easy adjustment since the actual detonator for the airbags are seperate from the airbag.
Now I'm not sure the whole piece would fit in the Vue's steering wheel gap. It's hard to tell without having them side by side, then again I could be wrong.
If the connections look to be the same as the ones on the Vue's airbag, then you should be good to go to use the caddy parts since Saturn actually stole the V6 steering wheel in '04 and '05 from the Cadillac parts bin

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:01 AM   #25
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If the connections look to be the same as the ones on the Vue's airbag, then you should be good to go to use the caddy parts since Saturn actually stole the V6 steering wheel in '04 and '05 from the Cadillac parts bin
I wish they had stole the clockspring too. Then we could easily add radio controls on the steering wheel. Yes, I'm still upset about this, lol.

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Old 10-28-2011, 05:50 PM   #26
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4. Remove the two airbag connectors (pink and white).
I just noticed that the Saturn Vue 2002 and 2003 have only one green connector on the driver's airbag. Is it possible to hook up this newer V6 airbag to the Vue 2002-2003? Maybe I need another clock spring from 2005-06 modells?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:14 AM   #27
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I wish they had stole the clockspring too. Then we could easily add radio controls on the steering wheel. Yes, I'm still upset about this, lol.
I'm not exactly airbag savvy, but couldn't you just use the Cadillac clock spring as well? I'd love to get the radio controls for my RL!

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #28
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I'm not exactly airbag savvy, but couldn't you just use the Cadillac clock spring as well? I'd love to get the radio controls for my RL!
I think you could use the clock spring from the Cadillac but radio controls.... that's another story.

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Old 12-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #29
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I think you could use the clock spring from the Cadillac but radio controls.... that's another story.
Agreed....the Cadis use VERY different radios from the pretty simple headunits that come standard on the Vues...I highly doubt there is any chance of getting the radio controls from a Cadillac to work in a Vue

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Old 12-13-2011, 04:46 PM   #30
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Agreed....the Cadis use VERY different radios from the pretty simple headunits that come standard on the Vues...I highly doubt there is any chance of getting the radio controls from a Cadillac to work in a Vue
Not if you had an aftermarket radio, the radio controls in the Caddy aren't that sophisticated, they're just a resistor tree. Very easy to get to work with an aftermarket radio (especially a higher end nav unit).

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Old 06-05-2015, 11:33 AM   #32
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I'm trying to do this with an 2005 Equinox 4 spoke wheel. Cruise wiring is my problem! The airbag and horn work fine though.

I was able to acquire an airbag included steering wheel from a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox with cruise controls only. I have tried to install the wheel and it DOES fit my Vue and the airbag(dual/two stage) plugs in and tests OK. I am stumped a bit with the cruise wiring though. The chevy uses a blue 8 pin connector but uses only 5 pins. My Vue uses a similar white 6 pin connector and all 6 pins are used. Both wheels have a cruise power button and light and toggle for resume/accelerate and set/coast. I managed to figure the power to the chevy wheel cruise wiring but cannot get the set/coast and resume/accelerate buttons to work. Horn works too! If anyone might have any suggestions on getting the wiring correct I would be elated as I just don't like the three spoke wheel of the Saturn and the bottom mounted cruise control location and the power switch in mine is going bad. I am willing to cut and splice wires if need be as well

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Red/pink to blue connector terminator to switch (Power?)
Black with white stripe to blue connector terminator and ground hoop to switch (Ground?)
Grey with white stripe to blue connector terminator to both switch and toggle
Grey with Black stripe to blue connector terminator to toggle
Black with white stripe connected between switch and toggle (Ground to toggle?)
Orange connected between switch and toggle (Power to toggle)

I think the Grey/Black and Grey/White are the set/coast and resume/accel signals and the Grey/White needs to be cut free from the switch side. May need to cut/modify more.

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Old 05-05-2017, 10:52 AM   #33
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so this is an old thread but i'm hoping someone can help, I have an 03 vue 4cyl and my horn switch in the steering wheel went bad. So my question is if i replace the steering wheel with a newer year will it fix my problem?

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so this is an old thread but i'm hoping someone can help, I have an 03 vue 4cyl and my horn switch in the steering wheel went bad. So my question is if i replace the steering wheel with a newer year will it fix my problem?
It should pending that the contacts on the replacement air bag are in good, functioning shape.

Most VUE bags/wheels are a direct fit. Be careful with the clock spring and all airbag wiring. If it pops it's like a bomb going off.

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Old 07-24-2017, 10:49 AM   #35
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Installed one on mine. Only set me back $15 at the junkyard.

I hate the regular wheel. There wasn't a comfortable place to hold when you rest your elbow to steady for highway driving.

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