Removal of steering wheel

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  1. paulrstaylor

    paulrstaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I want to replace my steering wheel on my W202 C220 CDI with a leather trimmed one.

    I need to remove the airbag and according to the Haynes manual i have to  "remove the two TORX screws from the rear of the steering wheel"......

    Does anyone know what size the TORX screw heads are???
     
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    T30, make sure u disconnect battery to prevent any srs fault codes.
     
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    does the dealer not have to reset the airbag once the wheel comes off?
     
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    only if the srs light stays on, but thats unlikey
     
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    you will have more fun removing that centre nut, the big one underneath the airbag. &nbsp;If your wheel has never been taken off before it's gonna be on tight <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Shude @ Sep. 25 2002,10:07)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">you will have more fun removing that centre nut, the big one underneath the airbag.  If your wheel has never been taken off before it's gonna be on tight <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    that's true, use a scaffolding bar for max torque, be read to drill it out if necc, a new nut is readily available from MB,

    I wish they had a human part shop also.. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'>
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ Sep. 25 2002,10:10)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">that's true, use a scaffolding bar for max torque, be read to drill it out if necc, a new nut is readily available from MB,

    I wish they had a human part shop also..  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    I had to push one of the spokes of the steering wheel, braced against the floor, with the steering lock on, while Steve tried to turn the telescopic wrench. &nbsp;It would have been hilarious to watch, like a Laurel and Hardy thing!
     
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    paulrstaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the tip....before I take off the airbag how big is this bolt??
     
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    I have been thinking about this problem at work (very busy as usual!&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> and I have had a couple of thoughts:

    1. I guess if I turn the steering to full lock I won't have to brace the steering wheel to slacken the bolt....but to tighten the bolt I will need to turn the wheels to opposite lock. &nbsp;With the battery disconnected can this be done, ie: how do I get the steering lock off with no power??

    2. If the bolt is really tight to start with I guess I need to make sure it is really tight after, or is this not as important??

    Any advice gratefully recieved

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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    First of all, dont take the wheel off on a lock, unless you know exactly where the lock is (take a picture, if you insist on removing on lock)

    Because when replacing it, it is much easier to get it straight on if you take the wheel off straight.

    Also, if you disconnect the battery, you can change the wheel airbag without the system knowing at all, always the safest way...Once you reconect the bag, reconect the battery and it will be the same as before.

    One of our customers told us he broke a front tooth taking an airbag off, without disconnecting the battery &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('> &nbsp;OUCH...i dont really see how, as he wouldnt have activated the sensors... <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>

    The centre torx isnt that tight with the right tool...And the steering lock is usually strong enough to take the strain, although i have broken a few steering locks on older 190's etc, never a 202 or newer.

    Have fun. <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    Is the center nut a TORX??
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (paulrstaylor @ Sep. 26 2002,18:48)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Is the center nut a TORX??</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    no
     

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