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MG MGF Technical - Exchanging steering wheel
|This is not a subject that can be safely covered in a few lines on a BBS. The airbag is classed as an explosive device and as such can quite easily kill when not dealt with properly.|
You need the assistance of Rover information and preferably someone with Rover training. The job is not difficult, but neither is defusing a bomb until you do the wrong thing. An extreme comparison perhaps, but one that should help to put the whole subject in perspective.
|Get a Rover dealer to do it, he will have insurance for being blown up. It takes 15 minutes wait after the air bag is disabled for it to be safe and about 5 minutes to remove the old and fit the new wheel. So don't let them tell you they don't have time or try to charge you for three hours work. |
Remember the air bag goes back on the wheel including the cover, so if, like me you have an old plain black and you want the newer coloured badge in the center of your steering wheel, you have to buy the whole air bag unit (at Dealer prices, not bloody likely :-).
|Apparently Brown & Gammons now produce a wheel cover with the coloured MG badge that can be fitted onto an existing MGF steering wheel without replacing the whole airbag assembly. Cost around 130.00 pounds.|
|>Apparently Brown & Gammons now produce a wheel cover with the coloured MG badge that can be fitted onto an existing MGF steering wheel without replacing the whole airbag assembly. Cost around 130.00 pounds.|
>Sounds interesting but at 130 quid it seems a bit steep, it's only 125 + VAT for the air bag and cover complete according to B&Gs price list, maybe this is what you mean.
|Why not do what I did and save money . Get a touch up paint brush the colour of you car and paint the raised badge on the wheel and centre dash the same colour as your car. take your time and it looks good ,I think. Then I think anything that stops money going into Rover/BMW is a good idea .if fact if you use halfords paint it makes it even better....gerry|
This thread was discussed between 19/02/2000 and 24/02/2000
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