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post #1 of 3 Old 04-02-2016, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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After market steering wheel 1997 -2001

Since no one has written up a good thread on this...taking liberty to do so. Once I do install will add some more pics and more detail.
(probably do a video too. )
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TITLE = Removal of stock steering wheel, air bag, and clock spring....and install of after market hub adapter & steering wheel (with horn)
MODELS = This is for Jeep Wrangler 1997 to 2001 and I believe might be similar for 2002 to 2006 (maybe some YJ's too)

TIME = Less than 1 hour will all right tools and parts

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REMOVAL
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PARTS/TOOLS:
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- Steering wheel puller (rent from Autozone for $20)
- Socket set
- Screw driver set

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STEPS (there are few vids on this on you tube...if need more clarity)
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- disconnect battery
- wait 1hr +
- Undo 2 bolts behind steering wheel
- pull airbag off
- unplug the horn and airbag plugs(from airbag)
- pull steering wheel off (using Steering wheel puller)
- remove 3 screws for steering column cover
- unplug and remove the clock spring

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INSTALL:
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PARTS/TOOLS:
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- MOMO Steering Wheel Hub Adapter for Jeep, PART # = 2401
- NRG Steering Wheel Deep Dish 3" Inches Black Leather 350mm (Part: ST006R)
- Allen head wrench, supplied with hub adapter
- Wire Strippers and cutters
- Soldering kit with solder + shrink wrap (not required…but I like nice clean and solid connection)

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STEPS ****more details coming soon...but these are basics****
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- Cut and solder in horn connector that comes with hub adapter
(working on clarity of this because few wires coming out and few come with the steering wheel and hub adapter, ****will update later)
- slide on new momo hub adapter
- tighten down the factory nut
- connect the horn harness to ring
- Bolt on steering wheel with 6 screws and your done!


NOTES:
- The above MOMO adapter fits perfect on column. Almost looks factory because it same shape as the plastic around the column. Slide on and use stock nut to secure it

- STEERING WHEEL: DO NOT buy a flat steering wheel to attach to this adapter or the steering wheel will hit the turn signals and light switch. You need the 3” deep dish steering wheel to match stock.[see pic] in the pic you will notice...its exact height match. (There seem to be many steering wheels with 6 bolt 70mm pattern...which seems to be the standard.)

- SPACER: if you use a spacer...then you can use one of the flat steering wheels. I think the sparco steering wheel spacer fits the momo. probably many other with the 6 bolt 70mm pattern...which seems to be the standard. you need extra 2-3 inches. to keep from hitting the turn signals and light switch.

- QUICK RELEASE: You can attach a universal quick release if you like…almost all of them are compatible with MOMO hub adapter. I wasn’t confident about getting them because of beating taken off road…don’t want any risk of steering wheel coming off at wrong moment. You won’t need a deep dish steering wheel if you get a quick release. And I would probably get a low profile one…because you will wind up with steering wheel too close to driver



*****will be updating after I get my wheel and adding pics during process

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1my steering column.jpg   2momo hub adapter.jpg   3NRG steering wheel.jpg   compare steering wheels with text.jpg  
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-02-2016, 06:35 PM
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so you're ditching the airbag?

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-26-2016, 03:59 PM
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Could you provide more details on wiring the horn please,
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