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Old 10-13-2008, 08:42 PM
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Default Steering wheel help on 1996 Z71

Im customizing a 96 z, which wont be drove much at all. My question is can I replace the factory steering wheel with an aftermarket one like from Grant GT? I know it would have to do away with the airbag but this truck isnt driven much. Im thinking once you remove the airbag the steering column will be like any other Chevy, is this correct?
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yea you have to pull the clockspring off too
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Default RE: Steering wheel help on 1996 Z71

Yeah its just like any other. You can disconnect the airbag unit safely. Just make sure the battery is unhooked when you do it. The airbag light may come on afterward, but I'm not sure.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:29 PM
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Ok thanks a bunch guys...I was thinking it would be like any other ole Chevy column but I just wanted to make sure....Any special instructions I need in dealing with the airbag, besides not getting my face smashed in lol...Whats the clock spring im suppose to remove? Do either of you have a Grant Gt wheel installed on a Chevy, if so would you happen to remember the number for the instalation hub?
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Default RE: Steering wheel help on 1996 Z71

the clockspring is the the coil that the airbag wires feed through its probably held on by a snap ring the kit is the same one for the older chevy my little brother just did his 96
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Older Chevy like a late 80's or early 90's model?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:56 PM
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early 90s sorry
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:59 PM
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Alright man I really appreciate the info....Im going to get one this weekend....
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no problem
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:00 PM
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Got the new steering wheel put on the truck today, only have one little issue...When I tighten up the plastic "housing" around the steering column the black disc that goes between the steering wheel adapter and the steering wheel itself is rubbing when I turn the wheel....How did your brother get around this issue? I thought about trimming off the ring that protrudes out from the plastic column cover but I didnt really want to...I was hoping there might be another fix for this.....
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