SVE FR500 Style Steering Wheel
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Plastic Pry Tool
- 10mm Socket
- 3/8" Drive Socket Wrench
- T50 Torx Driver
- Steering Wheel Puller
- 5mm Allen Head Socket
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.
Remove the two 10mm bolts from the 2 holes, and disconnect the electrical connection from the air bag. Set the air bag assembly aside.
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)
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.
Remove the steering wheel from the column, feeding the electrical connections through the back of the wheel.
With your steering wheel out, remove the 2 small phillips head screws on either side holding the cruise control buttons in place
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.
Remove the 2 Phillips head screws that secure the steering wheel frame to the steering column cover, and remove the wheel.
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.
Once filed down, place your new FR500 Style steering wheel back into the steering column cover, and reinstall the 2 Phillips head screws.
Reinstall your horn controls with the four 5mm Allen head bolts, and reconnect the 2 electrical connections back to the horn terminals
Line the cruise control buttons back up, and reinstall the 2 Phillips head screws on each side.
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
Reconnect the electrical connections inside the steering wheel, and slide your airbag back into place.
Reinstall the two 10mm bolts securing the airbag in place, and place the 2 plastic covers back over them.
Reconnect your negative battery cable, double check your work, and you're all done!