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Old 03-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Replace 2011 steering wheel

Hi everyone,

I have been searching for days if this is possible and what is involved with no luck. Maybe you guys can help.

I am wanting to replace my 2011 2ss steering wheel with a 2012. Does the airbag need to be programed by the dealer or is it just plug and play?

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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Airbag needs to be programmed.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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The airbag might be a different shape. Ask your dealer for the airbag part no# for the two years. If they are different...
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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I currently have the round airbag and the 2012 is the triangle shaped one. So, I guess just the reprogramming part is all that will need to be done.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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I currently have the round airbag and the 2012 is the triangle shaped one. So, I guess just the reprogramming part is all that will need to be done.
Well yes, you have to buy the new airbag.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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Well yes, you have to buy the new airbag.
That part is pretty obvious, LOL. Guess I should have said reprogram the replacement airbag.
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That part is pretty obvious, LOL. Guess I should have said reprogram the replacement airbag.
Not sure. You'll find out once you install it though. If the airbag light comes on than it needs to be reprogrammed.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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someone managed to install?
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:41 AM   #10
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hey dude, find some who wants to trade with you, I'm sure there are plenty with 2012's who will decide they like the old wheel better..... maybe get the dealership to do the whole swap on both cars since you'll be saving a boat load of money anyway not having to buy anything,

but first make sure it's even possible,

They may have added buttons in 2012 and then ofcourse it may totally not work. so First check pictures to see if any of the buttons changed between years,

if the buttons are exactly the same and they didnt add any airbags between the years I dont understand why it wold need reprogrammed, all airbags shoudl pretty much work the same right?

And let us know what you find because we like to have this kind of stuff on record.
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No reprogramming needed. This is a plug and play swap.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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then placing the air bag in 2012 camaro 2010 or 2011 is plug and play??
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then placing the air bag in 2012 camaro 2010 or 2011 is plug and play??
Yes. But you would need to go to your dealer and have them reset the airbag code.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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hey dude, find some who wants to trade with you, I'm sure there are plenty with 2012's who will decide they like the old wheel better..... maybe get the dealership to do the whole swap on both cars since you'll be saving a boat load of money anyway not having to buy anything,

but first make sure it's even possible,

They may have added buttons in 2012 and then ofcourse it may totally not work. so First check pictures to see if any of the buttons changed between years,

if the buttons are exactly the same and they didnt add any airbags between the years I dont understand why it wold need reprogrammed, all airbags shoudl pretty much work the same right?

And let us know what you find because we like to have this kind of stuff on record.
This is what I was thinking about today at work. Planning on posting it today.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #16
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Just so anyone else wanting to do this swap will know. I installed a 2012 airbag and 1le steering wheel in my 2011 2ss and didn't have to have anything reprogrammed or any codes cleared. Everything was plug and play. I event spoke to a few dealers and accident repair shops and all said unless you replace the airbag control module no programming is required.

Thanks for everyone's help and I hope this helps anyone looking to do this swap. Oh special thanks to 2ssrs for the great 2013 1LE steering wheel.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #17
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Airbag needs to be programmed.
on different thread you said it didnt need to e programmed and her you said it does. just curious which is the right answer
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #18
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on different thread you said it didnt need to e programmed and her you said it does. just curious which is the right answer
The right answer is that it is plug and play. No programming needed. I did the swap myself in 20 minutes. Would be less now that I know how to remove the wheel.
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No programing, no settings of codes, plug and play
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #20
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on different thread you said it didnt need to e programmed and her you said it does. just curious which is the right answer
If the airbag light goes off then it needs to be cleared by a dealer. That's all I meant. It is plug and play though. So if you start the car after swapping steering wheels and no airbag light goes off, you're good to go.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #21
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I want to change the bezel in my steering wheel with a carbon fiber. I've done 90% of the work on my car. But I'm not ashamed to admit it terrified me of the Air Bag going off. I've read at least 5 different way to do this. And am still not sure. Any body have a 100% save procedure on this except taking it to dealer. Please feel free to post comment. By the way I have a 2011 1SS/RS.
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