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<b>Sport Steering Wheel</b> (Verdict : She Lovely <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">)<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.markeaston.org/v50/pix/new_wheel.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><b>Harman/Kardon Drive + Play</b><br>Many thanks to the other guys who've already done this and posted on Swedespeed - I got confused enough trying to follow some simple instructions so I'd have been well and truly goosed without them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.markeaston.org/v50/pix/dash_dnp.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Plug in the 12V socket is my satnav which still needs hard-wiring.
 

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Re: New Bits Fitted (MarkE)

Very nice!<br>I love the look of that sport steering wheel.<br>I must get me one of those! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Maybe this has been mentioned before, but would you mind letting me know how much it was to purchase and have your dealer install the sport steering wheel?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>davidklaw</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe this has been mentioned before, but would you mind letting me know how much it was to purchase and have your dealer install the sport steering wheel?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He's in the UK, which might make for a difficult comparison. (Although this is a pretty common question around here.) If memory serves, the wheel retails for around $400. Installation requires about an hour of labor, or approximately $100 at most dealers.
 

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Looks very nice except that the wheel is on the wrong side. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Mark <br>I had been trying to figure good places to put the display unit for the D+P. Looks like you found another one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>When I was chatting to the HK guys in SF I was telling them about the spate of thefts of sat nav gear mounted on dashboards/low down on windscreens and they suggested up on the screen next to the rear view miror - its almost out of sight and in the drivers line of sight when driving. The darn controller is a bit more of a problem if you use the cupholders.....<p>That a Belkin Tunedock holder you have it attached to?<br>I had thought about getting an ashtray and sticking the controller onto the lid? Least then I can flip the lid up and keep change in the ashtray!<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jclaib</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks very nice except that the wheel is on the wrong side. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>He beat me to it. Ive spent some time behind the wheel in England before but either I never noticed or it wasn't the case, is the handbrake always on that side of the center consol.
 

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MSRP on the sports steering wheel is $334.10<p>I've got mine on the left side of the car, and it was less than an hour in labor at the dealer.<p>Love the look and feel, and with the matching shifter it sets off all the aluminum trim in the interior...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Like it was posted above you can purchase the sport steering wheel for $334.10. The local dealer here in Chattanooga, TN where I purchased my S40 wanted to charge me for an hour of labor which is around $100. I called one of the dealers a little outside of town and they said it wasn't a hard install at all and I was being overcharged. Needless to say they only charged me $35 and its amazing
 

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If you don't mind me asking what are the differences with the sport wheel? <p>All I see that's different is the button deletion for controlling audio/cruise, etc... ? At least in comparison to my V50. <p>Thanks!<br>-Chris
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you don't mind me asking what are the differences with the sport wheel? <p>All I see that's different is the button deletion for controlling audio/cruise, etc... ? At least in comparison to my V50. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The spokes at 9 and 3, where the buttons are, are part of the hub and not the wheel. The OP's car doesn't have cruise control or the upgraded audio system that provides the buttons. The wheel has nothing to do with either.<p>The differences in the wheel itself should be obvious just by comparison with your V50 wheel, I would think, assuming you don't have the sport wheel already and haven't mentioned it. There is the aluminum strip across the top, and the fatter handgrips at the 10 and 2 positions. I think the wheel diameter (cross-section) is a bit larger than the standard wheel as well.<p>For direct comparison, here are the two wheels:<p><IMG SRC="http://acctest.semcon.se/images/S40-V50/0900c8af80e339b4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://acctest.semcon.se/images/S40-V50/0900c8af811460cd.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mullmann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The spokes at 9 and 3, where the buttons are, are part of the hub and not the wheel. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahh! I didn't realize it was modular. I'm not familiar with wheels that are built in that manner. Nice! <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The differences in the wheel itself should be obvious just by comparison with your V50 wheel, I would think, assuming you don't have the sport wheel already and haven't mentioned it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for pointing that out -- I've only owned my car for 6 hours now, and I know/knew next-to-nothing about Volvos before a couple days ago, so I'm not as familiar with the trim options as I would be on Toyotas. I appreciate the education. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nairb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He beat me to it. Ive spent some time behind the wheel in England before but either I never noticed or it wasn't the case, is the handbrake always on that side of the center consol.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In this line yes. Most vehicles have the handbrake set centrally in the centre console or to the drivers side. Obviously, some manufacturers can't be arsed getting out of bed an hour earlier on the day they convert left hookers to drive on the correct side of the road....<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BobV50</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mark <br>I had been trying to figure good places to put the display unit for the D+P. Looks like you found another one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><br>When I was chatting to the HK guys in SF I was telling them about the spate of thefts of sat nav gear mounted on dashboards/low down on windscreens and they suggested up on the screen next to the rear view miror - its almost out of sight and in the drivers line of sight when driving. The darn controller is a bit more of a problem if you use the cupholders.....<p>That a Belkin Tunedock holder you have it attached to?<br>I had thought about getting an ashtray and sticking the controller onto the lid? Least then I can flip the lid up and keep change in the ashtray!<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>You'd need an extension cable to get the display up there, I think - there's a fair bit of cable but by the time you run in back along the top of the screen and down the pillar you could be short. The display on mine isn't quite so on-the-pi$$ as it looks, it's just angled towards the driver's seat a bit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The brain of the D+P is under the driver's seat. The cable from the display runs down the back of the floating centre stack, underneath the gearlever and through a hole into the box that holds the cupholders.<p>The controller cable comes through a hole into the same box and both cables come up the back of the cupholders, through a small notch I made in the top insert and into the armrest box. When the lid is closed, you can see maybe 5mm of these cables so it's fairly stealthy.<p>The iPod plug is in the centre box and the cable, along with the display and controller cables, runs through a hole drilled in the removable piece at the rear inside the box, down behind the back panel with the 12V socket in and out of the bottom of this panel to end up under the seat.<p>The antenna extension from the FM modulator (which is situated at the bottom of the o/s D-pillar), is routed down the side of the polystyrene boot insert and underneath the two sill covers to emerge at the bottom of the B-pillar.<p>Yup, it's a TuneDok cup (an idea I borrowed from another member on here) - good idea on the ashtray, I wish I'd thought of it, TBH. I considered having the controller underneath the ignition as I don't have my key on a keyring, but I wanted the passenger to be able to control the iPod as well.
 
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