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Old 10-29-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default swapping steering wheels

here's what I did... bought a '92 SL2 leather wheel off ebay for my '93 SC1. my airbag doesn't work, and I don't trust 1st gen air bags, so I figured this would be a nice swap. wrong. doesn't fit. shaft is all different. is my only choice to keep the ugly air bag wheel, or can I just change part of the column?

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Old 10-29-2004, 08:30 PM   #2
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no the splines on the shaft are diffrent.

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Old 10-30-2004, 12:27 AM   #3
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The only way that you'll be able to use that wheel will require the use of a 91-92 steering column.

If you can find one, the prices from salvage yards are generally pretty reasonable. I bought one a while back for $25, and they even pulled it for me.

Also, remember that altering the inflatable restraint system is a no-no, according to the feds. Swapping to a non-SIR wheel is technically only allowed for off-road use.

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Old 10-30-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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Get a 93-94 leather steering wheel.

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Old 10-30-2004, 03:44 PM   #5
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How do you know your air bag doesn't work?

IMO I'd rather have an ugly hunk on my wheel than die... but maybe I'm just crazy

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Old 10-31-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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I have decided to put a leather airbag wheel on, from a '94 SC2 I just bought for parts. I don't have a thing against 2nd gen (not saturn 2nd gen- I mean later design airbags) airbags; it's the early ones I don't trust. and, the reason I know there is something wrong is that the bag warning light is on. regardless, I'm on to bigger and badder things now- swapping the twin cam into my SC1! (and the rear sway bar, 130mph speedo, etc, etc...)

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Old 10-31-2004, 08:19 PM   #7
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Are you sure it's the bag? It might be another part of the system.

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I actually doubt its the bag itself, prob just a sensor, but I havent taken the time to have it checked out.

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Presuming one would fit your '93 column, why not just wait to find a wheel with a Gen 2 bag?

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Old 11-01-2004, 08:57 PM   #10
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good question...

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