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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Steering wheel help Reply with quote

Hi iv got a 997 steering wheel which I'm putting on my mk5 golf gti. But when I press the horn it doesn't seem to press in a retract. It's quite stiff is that meant to be like that?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering wheel help Reply with quote

calproc wrote:
Hi iv got a 997 steering wheel which I'm putting on my mk5 golf gti. But when I press the horn it doesn't seem to press in a retract. It's quite stiff is that meant to be like that?


which wheel have you got mate as the gen2 wheels are a bit stiff you can try taking the airbag out and putting some silicon grease on the three protruding clips the other thing guys do is put teflon tape between the airbag and wheel in three places but that can peel off and stick. lastly if its a gen 2 wheel make sure the cables are sitting in the groove correctly between the airbag and wheel . Be very interesting to see if the horn works ok on the golf and the steering module on the porsche controls that. Thumb Thumb hope that helps Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the wheel.
 



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this problem. Take out the round airbag, at the bottom of the airbag is the hooks that hook onto the bottom of the steering wheel, were the hooks locate check they are clipped into the plastic housing from behind. Sorry it's hard to explain but mine weren't so the hooks hooked on but were too deep into the wheel meaning it could barely move. Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this problem. Take out the round airbag, at the bottom of the airbag is the hooks that hook onto the bottom of the steering wheel, were the hooks locate check they are clipped into the plastic housing from behind. Sorry it's hard to explain but mine weren't so the hooks hooked on but were too deep into the wheel meaning it could barely move. Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything seems to have locked on place but just doesn't really move when you push it in. I'll get it on the car and take it from there. Cheers for the help
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usual fault with these is the leather at the top doesnt slide past the wheel leather ..

We use crytox around the airbag outer leather where it touches the wheel and the same on the tape sections.

We also pull out the springs at the base to give it more assist.

Make sure the wire connections for the airbag are fitted properly in the slot or it will jam .

Crytox is a Porsche lubricant , not sure the aftermarket alternatives for it .


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I have seen the pics to me i would say you are missing the two springs that sit on the steering wheel mount and push the airbag up when you push it down . If I am correct and they are missing you can buy them from the opc only about 50p each or something like that . could you take the airbag out and post another pic looking down inside the wheel. have a look at where my airbag sits compared to yours mine is flush with the spokes of the wheel . Its not unusual for these springs to either drop off when the wheel is removed of get squashed if they are still there try stretching them a bit as they may have got squashed . Thumb Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ye it doesn't sit flush on mine. Iv tried just putting the hooked plate of the bottom of the airbag on and it doesn't push down much. But I just put the airbag in without the hooks and it locks into position and doesn't move its weird
 



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have got the two springs so my advise would be to stretch the two springs or buy new ones add the silicon grease to the three wedges you can see in the pic maybe add a small amount around the rest of the walls make sure the wiring loom fits snug in the slot for it give it a couple of dozen presses to get everything lubed and then see how you get on. let me know Thumb Thumb

If your anywhere near sunny Bournemouth I will happily take a look at it for you Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this problem recently and I replaced the springs and it sorted it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iv put some washers behind the plate with the hooks and it has seemed to free up the airbag case and allows it to move. It's flush at the top but at the bottom it sticks out abit but I can live with that.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Iv put some washers behind the plate with the hooks and it has seemed to free up the airbag case and allows it to move. It's flush at the top but at the bottom it sticks out abit but I can live with that.


Good to hear you have been able to tweak it to fit. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
calproc wrote:
Iv put some washers behind the plate with the hooks and it has seemed to free up the airbag case and allows it to move. It's flush at the top but at the bottom it sticks out abit but I can live with that.


Good to hear you have been able to tweak it to fit. Thumb


Cheers Smile will be fitting it tonight so will let you know how I get on
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take another look at where the hooks locate, get a pair of thin nosed pliers grab the wire that the hooks hook onto and give them a pull and if they arnt located you will feel them snap into position, it can be either side👍
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for this! will come in handy for me soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calproc , silvermilnec is right - he is saying that your airbag metal spring clip was NOT attached to the back of the steeringFasciaTrim - instead it was already incorrectly sitting inside the steering wheel. I can already confirm this from your photo since your airbag is sunken in by a few mm.

Take the steering wheel out , remove the fascia trim plate and pull the airbag metal spring clip out of the steering wheel , snap the metal spring clip into the back of your steeringFasciaPlate and everythjgn will perfect oem.

I’ve also confirmed from the inside of the steering wheel photo that the airbag metal spring clip isn’t snapped onto the back of your fascia - Your issue has nothign to do with the 2 springs otherwise.

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I had this problem. Take out the round airbag, at the bottom of the airbag is the hooks that hook onto the bottom of the steering wheel, were the hooks locate check they are clipped into the plastic housing from behind. Sorry it's hard to explain but mine weren't so the hooks hooked on but were too deep into the wheel meaning it could barely move. Hope this helps!

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