Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Porsche Buyers Guides
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 16
997 : 2004- 71
996 : 1997-2005 48
993 : 1993-1998 5
964 : 1989-1993 4
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 0
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 0
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 18
Cayman : 2005- 15
Cayenne : 2003- 9
Macan : 2014- 1
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 3
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 1
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: 997 steering removal socket?? Reply with quote

Decided try and swap out old wheel for newly refurbished one, after struggling to get air bag to release,but after loads of cussing it did release!( wish i'd not clipped airbag into new wheel either that was a right pain to get back out!!!)
I now find its a female socket I need, doesn't look like a normal Torx socket, anyone know what I need???
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Thefinn
Imola


Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Posts: 759
Location: Essex


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a Torx socket size T55 Thumb
_________________
997.1 C4S CAB

The Finn's 997 4S progress thread take two
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu, silicon grease the air bag before refitting it mate it will stop the horn sticking on when pressed Thumb Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being stupid which bits do you apply grease? Assume it’s the spigots with springs over them. Would Vaseline do it?
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Being stupid which bits do you apply grease? Assume it’s the spigots with springs over them. Would Vaseline do it?


Surprised its not the wife mate Floor Floor you need a different forum for that type of advise Grin

but seriously now , apply a small amount of silicon grease around the sides of the airbag before sliding it onto the wheel. not sure if vaseline would melt on a hot day and drip ,In my experience it gets thin and runny when hot Very Happy Smile wack
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Shanghai


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 4789
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

assumeing we are talking the round airbag then a slight smear around the top leather part that touches the wheel , also along the side of the airbag and on the teflon tape areas .

You also pull the base springs up a bit .. stretch them .

most important part is around the top part of the airbag though as thats where it jams .

Krytox or similar .. not grease Smile
_________________
Mechanic

7pm - 9pm
At an Indy these days !
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Scholester
Suzuka


Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 1020
Location: South West


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
stucart wrote:
Being stupid which bits do you apply grease? Assume it’s the spigots with springs over them. Would Vaseline do it?


Surprised its not the wife mate Floor Floor you need a different forum for that type of advise Grin

but seriously now , apply a small amount of silicon grease around the sides of the airbag before sliding it onto the wheel. not sure if vaseline would melt on a hot day and drip ,In my experience it gets thin and runny when hot Very Happy Smile wack

Phil,
Do you have a Mini-me that does kids parties? It would have to be a sanitised version but I think you/he would do well Thumb thumbsup
_________________
997.1 Turbo Coupe, manual, black/black. 29k miles under its belt.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
stucart wrote:
Being stupid which bits do you apply grease? Assume it’s the spigots with springs over them. Would Vaseline do it?


Surprised its not the wife mate Floor Floor you need a different forum for that type of advise Grin

but seriously now , apply a small amount of silicon grease around the sides of the airbag before sliding it onto the wheel. not sure if vaseline would melt on a hot day and drip ,In my experience it gets thin and runny when hot Very Happy Smile wack

Phil,
Do you have a Mini-me that does kids parties? It would have to be a sanitised version but I think you/he would do well Thumb thumbsup





Floor Floor Floor does 911uk member Leon count as a mini me Grin Grin
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 



IMG_1475.JPG
 Description:
 Filesize:  80.05 KB
 Viewed:  1125 Time(s)

IMG_1475.JPG


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Gazc2
Albert Park


Joined: 08 Nov 2003
Posts: 1655
Location: Scotland


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a guide here i intend to use to fit my cruise control ,gives you instructions on removing the steering wheel cant seem to upload the pdf on to here pm me if you would like copy.
_________________
2007 997 Turbo & 924s in progress
1990 964 C2
1989 3.2 targa
1987 3.2 Cab
1986 3.3 Turbo
1986 944 2.5 (later fitted with a 2.7 after wife went scuba diving in a flood and popped a piston through the block)
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
silvermilnec
Barcelona


Joined: 20 Feb 2012
Posts: 1393
Location: Leeds West Yorkshire


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on Stu let’s see a picture!!

Phill something wrong with you Floor
_________________
1996 944
1998 968
2000 996 C2
2006 997 4S
2009 997 1.5 Turbo basalt black on black
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
Come on Stu let’s see a picture!!

Phill something wrong with you Floor


Floor Floor funny your not the first to say that to me Chris Grin Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris got find a Torx bit yet, DeMort its a triangular air bag wheel so no grease I reckon??
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Chris got find a Torx bit yet, DeMort its a triangular air bag wheel so no grease I reckon??


Ah Stu, think we all thought it was the round airbag one nooo sorry mate ignore what I said Thumb
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Shanghai


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 4789
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Chris got find a Torx bit yet, DeMort its a triangular air bag wheel so no grease I reckon??


No grease needed on that one young man .. only on the round ones .

Btw .. if an airbag is hard to remove .. ie wont pop out then bash the steering wheel with your palm .. it does work .. honest .

Same for the triangle shaped one .. pop one side then whilst trying to pop the other side then bash the wheel .
_________________
Mechanic

7pm - 9pm
At an Indy these days !
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got it all fitted now, Wheel, tiptronic shifter, handbrake grip . Broken up the Red a bit now, reckon I’ll change the gear selector horseshoe for a black one. ( anyone got one) next.
Anyway here are the pics:-
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 



00619D54-9345-45DE-94F6-F274CDB70208.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  395.68 KB
 Viewed:  869 Time(s)

00619D54-9345-45DE-94F6-F274CDB70208.jpeg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 



26F8F445-F164-45B1-B2D5-7578E3B02AF0.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  476.62 KB
 Viewed:  867 Time(s)

26F8F445-F164-45B1-B2D5-7578E3B02AF0.jpeg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 



FF174FDA-6D7C-4F7F-8C7A-7E42B7CE67E5.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  490.6 KB
 Viewed:  862 Time(s)

FF174FDA-6D7C-4F7F-8C7A-7E42B7CE67E5.jpeg



2B41D385-88C9-4287-B968-52FB9A7B2D66.jpeg
 Description:
 Filesize:  395.68 KB
 Viewed:  865 Time(s)

2B41D385-88C9-4287-B968-52FB9A7B2D66.jpeg


  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Phil 997
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 13486
Location: Bournemouth,Dorset

2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu, looks great broken up a bit with black mate Thumb

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-BOXSTER-987-2-7-AUTOMATIC-2006-GEAR-STICK-SURROUND-997-553-261-02/292439386749?hash=item4416beea7d:g:O5cAAOxyHIlTZ5WR
_________________
911 Owners,Some Invest In The Future,
Others Enjoy The Moment Today.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
deMort
Shanghai


Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 4789
Location: Brighton


PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i saw the pictures of your wheel i thought thats unique .. not seen one like that before ..

Now i see the pictures of your interior and i can say the same thing ..i have never seen an interior like it before .. and god only knows how many i have worked on !!

Do i like it .. it doesnt really matter but yes i think i do .. be nicer to actually see it in the flesh but i think .. Thumb is well deserved on what you have done .



Considering im a biker after all Very Happy
_________________
Mechanic

7pm - 9pm
At an Indy these days !
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
stucart
Nürburgring


Joined: 24 Apr 2013
Posts: 415
Location: staffordshire 07 997 C4S


PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil, Design911 have them cheaper than that Ebay one. Might try OPC for price though or remove mine get it Re done.
DeMort it does look better in flesh, was just a bit OTT with wheel and air bag in red as well.
Thanks for help guys and again thumbs up for Jack at Royal Steering Wheels.
_________________
997 C4S Tip-S, 2007, Silver/Red and Black Leather, PSE, Sports Chrono, Turbo wheels.
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum