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15 May 2020 21:21 #222289 by Lomax
Evening,

I have a momo wheel to go on. I bought a boss off eBay and went to fit it today. Looking for a little help as I am sure someone has more knowledge than me.

It’s a 2002 model, I got as far as removing the original wheel. There is now a black ring which the airbag wiring goes into. I took the column surround off and removed this, however not sure where and if I am to disconnect all the wires from this?

I also went to trial fit the wheel and the boss rubs against the column surround. Is this common? And last thing.... how do I wire up the horn?

Sorry I should have taken pics, but I put everything back together and gave up!

Any help and pictures appreciated.

Cheers

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16 May 2020 07:11 #222298 by Lambert
Don't know of many people who have changed the steering wheel primarily because of the mot and the need for the dashboard warning lights to operate correctly being part of the test. There's also the insurance to consider too as they like to stretch premium prices for mods that delete safety features such as airbags.

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16 May 2020 09:07 #222306 by kirkynut
The airbag has to be present for the MOT. I'd have got an aftermarket one with a quick release ages ago otherwise and hung it up in the house to stop theft and put it in my locker at work!

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16 May 2020 09:25 #222308 by Lomax
I have a resister to stop the airbag light coming on. If it was to cause an issue at mot time I would put the standard one back on.

Just looking for a little guidance on the wheel fitting.

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16 May 2020 16:13 #222333 by jamie_300
which boss did you buy off ebay?

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16 May 2020 16:18 #222335 by Lambert
It's not a matter of the light not being on it needs to demonstrate the checking of functionality on start up.

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16 May 2020 16:29 #222336 by Lomax
Just standard boss for a momo wheel.

I may get the standard wheel trimmed. But I am not really wanting to spend a lot on the jimny.

Thanks for the comments so far.

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18 May 2020 10:53 #222473 by Lomax
Anyone help?

Thanks Chris

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18 May 2020 11:53 #222475 by CC Baxter
I did this to a Toyota Hilux, it might help. Th ribbon or clock cable for the airbag is removed and replaced by a horn plate. The horn plate has a connector for the horn wire and the stops for self cancelling indicators. I was able to buy a genuine Toyota part as in some world markets airbags are not standard. I have no idea if the Jimny fits into that category. You could trawl through all the diagrams on the Megazip store checking all regions (particularly Africa). Failing that you'll have to make something. Chris

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18 May 2020 17:35 - 18 May 2020 17:37 #222492 by yakuza
Not long ago someone in here described their jimny without many safety features from either a South Asian or South American Market. Just a couple of weeks ago.
I swapped the unpleasant plastic 2005 steering wheel on my jimny to a nice original 2012 jimny leather steering wheel. Got it cheap as well as I just moved the existing airbag over. One of my favourite mods and still MOT ok.

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