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Old 10-05-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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DIY steering wheel removal

Does anybody know how to take the steering wheel off a new 2010 Camaro?
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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there are two small holes on each side of the wheel, look closely. after disconnecting the battery and waiting for the airbag to discharge take a small, long allen wrench and insert it. you will feel a spring , push in and at the same time pull on the airbag, it will pop out. repeat this on the other side of the airbag. now there are to plugs on the back of the bag, release the safety latches with a small screw driver and pull plugs. the wheel is held to the column ith a large Torx head bolt, not a nut as in most vehicles, Im not sure what size it is but be prepared for this. hope this helps
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
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how hard is it to put the airbag back in is my next question
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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I can see all sorts of bad things happening here.

I'm curious, what are you doing with the steering wheel?
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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i'm curious to know how to take it off too...I want to send it in to get the top Carbon fiber from seam to seam, I know over time the sweat from my hand will make the leather go bad and the heat from the sun also. I saw pics of the steering wheel done like this and looks amazing!
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iwant to see this cause mine is not a garage queen

opps too late

damn indy you are fast
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:10 PM   #11
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:01 PM   #15
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:08 PM   #16
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The whole wheel and airbag are really easy to take off and put back on. I spent a 1/2 hour trying to figure out how to take out the shifters on the wheel to find out you can just pop off the cheap caps which reveal a cheap xbox like button to shift. It makes it really easy to customize the paddles, and if you screw up it should be pretty cheap to fix.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:39 PM   #17
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I take my steering wheel off before I leave the car. It's the best "lo-jack" device around.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:49 PM   #18
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:39 AM   #19
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Sorry it took so long to respond but Iíve been a little busy. Thanks for the removal info. The reason for removing the steering wheel is so that the whole interior can come out. The Camaro Iím working on is going to the SEMA show and you can see the car in the General Motors booth.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #20
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there are two small holes on each side of the wheel, look closely. after disconnecting the battery and waiting for the airbag to discharge take a small, long allen wrench and insert it. you will feel a spring , push in and at the same time pull on the airbag, it will pop out. repeat this on the other side of the airbag. now there are to plugs on the back of the bag, release the safety latches with a small screw driver and pull plugs. the wheel is held to the column ith a large Torx head bolt, not a nut as in most vehicles, Im not sure what size it is but be prepared for this. hope this helps

Anyone got a report on the TORX size needed for removal?
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #21
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T45. Same as the seat belt anchor bolts.
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there are two small holes on each side of the wheel, look closely. after disconnecting the battery and waiting for the airbag to discharge take a small, long allen wrench and insert it. you will feel a spring , push in and at the same time pull on the airbag, it will pop out. repeat this on the other side of the airbag. now there are to plugs on the back of the bag, release the safety latches with a small screw driver and pull plugs. the wheel is held to the column ith a large Torx head bolt, not a nut as in most vehicles, Im not sure what size it is but be prepared for this. hope this helps
May I add a few modifications and additions to this description..as I discovered this evening as I replaced my wheel with an ACE Custom Steering unit..

The "Spring" is actually plastic grabbers that snap over a metal clip on the inside of the wheel, ya kinda have to fish for them... then push and hold it...a nice tug will help pull it away.

Next, with the airbag/horn loose, 2 yellow wires connect to the back of it. On the airbag itself, cautiously lift the tab over the top of the round part and it will release the safety latch, and allow to wiggle the connectors out of the back of the airbag assembly. Set aside.

The wheel itself is held in place with the LARGE TORX only. The other 3 torx screws held various parts of the wheel guts..no need to remove those until the wheel is off if necessary.

The LARGE black connector with a lot of wires needs to be disconnected to allow the wheel to come off, its the wide one in the top middle, use a small screwdriver to release the tab if necessary

Next, remove the large torx head bolt. Tap on the wheel to loosen the grip on the steering stub to pull off.

Wheel is now removed... if all the right tools are in place and ya have an idea exactly what to do, this should take about 10 minutes of your time..

(The stub seems to have a centering device, so it will only fir back on the same place, no need to mark the spot)

And proceed to do what ever else ya need to do!
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:49 AM   #23
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Anybody in the tampa Florida that can help me do this mod. I've been trying and I cannot hit the spring to pull push on. I have a whit steering wheel trim I want to put it on. I've been wiggling pushing and no spring from what I've felt. Any help would be great. I've read the DIY thread that has pics. But in those holes I'm not hitting anything. Any help would be great
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #24
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ok i also am trying to do this. now how do you get the plastic cover that is your horn off? do you just pull on it or what.

my car has been in and out of two shops and i think i am already missing two screws for the cover under the column. so i am not sure what else i need to do cause i am already missing parts. i my self can not find a walk trough of how to do this. but iam already knowing a part or i should say tool that i need. so its kind of good i got stuck on the easy part.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:11 PM   #25
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Ok, just changed my steering wheel on my lt to a leather with radio controls. now my stabilitrack light says off and when my dealer tried to program my radio controls it screwed something up and now my radio will not even come on. help!!!!!
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