I am going to order the sport steering wheel for my V50 and wondered if I could install it myself. I work on my own cars, but have never had to deal with the airbag. Is it DIY job or better left to the dealer?
I have one installed.<br>My mechanic istalled it for me, but I was with him through the process. Nothing hard to it. Volvo ALWAYS gives you instructions on everything they sell. If I had to do it again, I would do it myself. <p>If you are worried about the air bag blowing up in your face, then get the dealer to do it. BTW: looks and feels awesome. Really good accessory
2 to 1 for dealer install, HMMMMMM?<br>I would prefer to do it myself, then I know it would be done right, however the airbag is a litttle intimidating. What is the average charge I might expect for the dealer to install?
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is the average charge I might expect for the dealer to install? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I've considered getting the wheel from time to time, and asked my dealer how much the install would cost. They said it would be around $100, and probably a little more if you have the RTI nav.
It was $100CDN ... and I didn't have the Nav.<p>The airbag is intimidating, sure gets those hairs standing up on your arms. But again, if I had to do it over, I would do it myself. Volume control and Cruise buttons snap into place easy. Wiring diagrams and steps are included in the kit, so .... its up to you to decide.<br>
Thanks for all the info, I feel a little better about attempting the installation myself. I think I will go ahead and order the steering wheel and take a look at the instructions before making a final decision.<br>Thanks again<br>Ron
If there is even a 1% chance I might screw up and have an airbag blow up in my face I'd rather spend the $100. I want one too I am jealous. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
The install is not hard, and there are no mysteries vis a vis an SRS system, but it ought to be treated with respect, and in the hands of someone who has never worked on one it may be best to pay the dealer.<p>The most challenging part of the job is transferring the switches. NAV or RTI are already in the wheel so it really doesn't add any aditional installation time as the cintact unit is transferred as well. The SRS unit is held in by 2 screws and just unplugs. The system self tests any time the car is started, so the change of a failure years from now due to a replacement today is unlikely.<br>The whel also comes with installation instruction in a host of languages...