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1994-2004 Mustang SVE FR500 Steering Wheel Installation Instructions

Posted 6/8/2016 by Dustin Leathers

Replace your faded, cracked, or worn out steering wheel in your 1994-1998, or 1999-2004 SN-95 Mustang with this SVE FR500 style steering wheel!

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SVE FR500 Style Steering Wheel

Required Tools

  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Plastic Pry Tool
  • 10mm Socket
  • 3/8" Drive Socket Wrench
  • T50 Torx Driver
  • Steering Wheel Puller
  • 5mm Allen Head Socket
  • File

Installation Instructions



Step 1:
First, disconnect the negative battery cable. Before moving forward, with the key in the off position, move the wheel back and forth until the clock spring locks into place. Inside of the car, use the plastic pry tool to remove the two plastic caps behind the steering wheel exposing bolts on the side of the wheel.



Step 2:
Remove the two 10mm bolts from the 2 holes, and disconnect the electrical connection from the air bag. Set the air bag assembly aside.



Step 3:
Disconnect the cruise control, and horn electrical connection using a small flat head screwdriver. With a T50 Torx Driver, loosen the center bolt, but do not fully remove. (This will be needed as a spacer for the steering wheel puller)



Step 4:
Using your steering wheel puller, find the 2 outside bolts that have the proper threads to fit your steering wheel frame, and tighten them down. Tighten down the center bolt in the steering wheel puller until your steering wheel frees itself from the clock spring.



Step 5:
Remove the steering wheel from the column, feeding the electrical connections through the back of the wheel.



Step 6:
With your steering wheel out, remove the 2 small phillips head screws on either side holding the cruise control buttons in place



Step 7:
Disconnect the 2 electrical connections to your horn controls. Use a 5mm Allen head socket to remove the 2 Allen head bolts on both sides of the steering wheel, and remove them.



Step 8:
Remove the 2 Phillips head screws that secure the steering wheel frame to the steering column cover, and remove the wheel.



Step 9:
Comparing the stock wheel to the SVE FR500 Style steering wheel, file down the 2 tabs at the bottom of the wheel casting to match the factory tabs, so you can place the cruise control buttons back into place.



Step 10:
Once filed down, place your new FR500 Style steering wheel back into the steering column cover, and reinstall the 2 Phillips head screws.



Step 11:
Reinstall your horn controls with the four 5mm Allen head bolts, and reconnect the 2 electrical connections back to the horn terminals



Step 12:
Line the cruise control buttons back up, and reinstall the 2 Phillips head screws on each side.



Step 13:
Back inside the car, feed the electrical connections through the back of the steering wheel, and secure the wheel to the clock spring. (**Note, the steering wheel will only align properly one way to fit the shape of the clock spring!**) Reinstall the T50 Torx bolt into place, and tighten it down firmly



Step 14:
Reconnect the electrical connections inside the steering wheel, and slide your airbag back into place.



Step 15:
Reinstall the two 10mm bolts securing the airbag in place, and place the 2 plastic covers back over them.



Step 16:
Reconnect your negative battery cable, double check your work, and you're all done!
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Published on 2016-06-01
Hey everybody! Today we’re going to be taking a look at how to install SVE’s new FR500 style steering wheel, fitting all 1994-2004 Mustangs.

The new SVE FR500 steering wheel for your 1994-2004 Mustang is a great replacement for your old, worn out stock steering wheel. This steering wheel features a race inspired design that gives you a thicker grip for better handling, and control, combined with perforated lateral accents, and high quality stitching that gives your Mustang’s interior a new touch of modern styling.

This particular steering wheel will be available in two different variations, one being black for 1994-1998 Mustangs, and dark charcoal gray for the 1999-2004 Mustang interior. However these two steering wheels will fit all 1994-2004 Mustangs, regardless of interior color.

Keep in mind you WILL need a steering wheel puller to install this steering wheel, which you can pick up at LMR.com, or by clicking the link in the description.

Mustang Fitment: 1994 (94), 1995 (95), 1996 (96), 1997 (97), 1998 (98), 1999 (99), 2000 (00), 2001 (01), 2002 (02), 2003 (03), 2004 (04)
Transcript
Hey everybody! Dustin here with LMR.com! Today we’re going to be taking a look at how to install SVE’s new FR500 style steering wheel, fitting all 1994-2004 Mustangs.

The new SVE FR500 steering wheel for your 1994-2004 Mustang is a great replacement for your old, worn out stock steering wheel. This steering wheel features a race inspired design that gives you a thicker grip for better handling, and control, combined with perforated lateral accents, and high quality stitching that gives your Mustang’s interior a new touch of modern styling.

This particular steering wheel will be available in two different variations, one being black for 1994-1998 Mustangs, and dark charcoal gray for the 1999-2004 Mustang interior. We chose to go with these particular colors, because they were the predominant colors for those year options. However these two steering wheels will fit all 1994-2004 Mustangs, regardless of interior color.

Keep in mind you WILL need a steering wheel puller to install this steering wheel, which you can pick up at LMR.com, or by clicking the link in the description. With that being said, let’s get this new SVE FR500 steering wheel installed in this ’03 Mach 1 Mustang.

Start out by disconnecting your negative battery cable.
Before moving forward, with the key in the off position, move the wheel back and forth until the clock spring locks into place
Using a plastic pry tool, remove the two-plastic caps behind the steering wheel exposing the bolts on the side of the wheel.
Using a 10mm socket remove the two bolts securing the air bag in place.
Remove the air bag from the wheel, and disconnect the electrical connection using a flat head screw driver. Now you can fully remove the air bag from the steering wheel. Set aside the steering wheel in a safe location.
Disconnect the cruise control, and horn electrical connection using a small flat head screwdriver.
With a T-50 Torx bit, now you can loosen the center bolt holding the steering wheel to the steering column.
Be sure to leave the bolt halfway installed, as you will be using this later as a spacer with the steering wheel puller.
Now find the proper bolt threads that fit the steering wheel frame
Tighten down the two outside bolts into your steering wheel frame using a with the appropriate socket
Tighten down the center bolt in the steering wheel puller until your steering wheel pulls away from the steering wheel column
Remove the steering wheel puller, and fully remove the T-50 Torx bolt from the steering wheel
Feed the electrical connections that we removed earlier through the back of the steering wheel, and remove your steering wheel from the car
With your steering wheel now out of the car, remove the 2 small phillips head screws on either side, securing the cruise control buttons to the wheel
Once this is done, you can now set the buttons aside
Disconnect the 2 electrical connections to your horn controls
Using a 5mm allen head wrench or socket remove the 2 allen head bolts on either side of the steering wheel and set them aside
Now remove the 2 phillips head screws holding the steering wheel frame to the steering column cover
If you look at your stock steering wheel, you’ll notice that the Ford original mounts are flat. The new SVE FR500 wheel will need to be filed down on both sides to fit the cruise control buttons back in to place
Place your new FR500 steering wheel back into the steering column cover
Reinstall your 2 phillips head screws, and your horn controls back into place
Reconnect the 2 electrical connections back into your horn terminals
Line the cruise control switches back up and reinstall the 2 phillips head screws, do the same for the other side.
Feed the electrical connections back through the new steering wheel, and secure the steering wheel to the steering column. Keep in mind, the steering wheel will only go back on one way
Reinstall your T-50 torx bolt into place, and tighten it back down firmly
Reconnect your cruise control, and horn electrical connections, and reconnect your air bag.
Slide your air bag back into place, and reinstall the two 10mm bolts
Place the plastic covers back in, and reconnect your negative battery cable.
Double check your work, and you’re all done.


There you have it fellas. This was an easy install, and should only take you about an hour and a half, with the use of common hand tools, and a steering wheel puller. This SVE FR500 steering wheel brought new life back into this Mach 1’s interior! Be sure to pick up your new SVE FR500 wheel for your 1999-2004 Mustang in the link below, and for more great product videos, and how-to’s keep it locked in right here with the real Mustang enthusiasts at LMR.com!