steering wheel/gear knob removal

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by Lovell, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Lovell


    clio 197
    Hello, are there any guides for removing the steering wheel or gear knob? or fitting a new gear gaiter? thanks

  2. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Clio 220 Trophy
    Turn the steering wheel 180 degrees and disconnect the battery for 15 minutes. Push a flat head screwdriver through the small hole on the underneath (now the top) of the wheel with the edge of it at 12 and 6 so that it catches the metal wire release mechanism inside - you will feel it flex. Pull on the airbag unit with a bit of force, it takes a lot, but is a hefty piece of equipment so don't be afraid of it.
    Once it's off, take a picture of how everything sits. You'll need a Torx attachment to take off the bolt, don't worry too much as the wheel itself has a TDC mark on it so won't go squiffy.
    The airbag connectors have a strip on top of them with a serial number printed, you need to prise the strip up in order to release the lugs in the socket - do not force them out of the socket until the strip has been raised!
    Fitting the new wheel is the reverse of the above.
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  3. link

    link Gold Member

    Clio 197 RB
    You need to pull your knob mate, give it a real good tug, ha ha :oops:
  4. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Cracking guide that mate @Micah
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  5. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Seat Ateca...WTF happened.
  6. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

    Fife, Scotland
    Clio 197
    I just fitted a new knob. Gave it a good hard pull and it came right off in my hand.
  7. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Seat Ateca...WTF happened.
    Changing your gear knob is like making love to a beautiful woman...

  8. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    What: Take wide stance to the rear, expose knob, inhale deeply, pull firmly, fumble around, check shaft, bang it into place ?
  9. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Seat Ateca...WTF happened.

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