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Old Wed, Nov-07-2007, 08:05:56 PM   #11
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Nice write up, but I didn't have to take the airbag off to get the switch flipped back over. Just use a small screwdriver to move the switch. After I did this everything went fine.
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Old Tue, Apr-21-2009, 06:15:38 AM   #13
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You're lucky, or very good with a pick. I tried like crazy to get it to flip, but, in the end, I decided that including the whole airbag thing would help more peeps out.

Glad you found it useful! I wish it were stickied...
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Old Thu, Apr-30-2009, 03:04:56 AM   #14
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BTW, mine was torx #15, vice #20 quoted. Problem was, mine was originally lose and just found out that the screw was broken all along! I may have to replace the part where the paddles hook into...question: is that part replaceable?
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My bolts were are also T-15 for some reason. Can anyone explain why?

I also found that when installing turn the steering so that the paddle that you are removing is at 12 oclock (at the top) that way the switch cover will not slide out of place.

Good looking mod!
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My bolts were are also T-15 for some reason. Can anyone explain why?

I also found that when installing turn the steering so that the paddle that you are removing is at 12 oclock (at the top) that way the switch cover will not slide out of place.

Good looking mod!

great tip!

could have used that when i switched mine out....could have saved me so much time and effort!
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BTW, mine was torx #15, vice #20 quoted. Problem was, mine was originally lose and just found out that the screw was broken all along! I may have to replace the part where the paddles hook into...question: is that part replaceable?
So, is the broken end of the screw stuck in the wheel? If so, you can try removing it with an EasyOut, or finagling it with a drill bit or screwdriver.


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My bolts were are also T-15 for some reason. Can anyone explain why?

I also found that when installing turn the steering so that the paddle that you are removing is at 12 oclock (at the top) that way the switch cover will not slide out of place.

Good looking mod!
Great tip. Will be installing a set soon.
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I also found that when installing turn the steering so that the paddle that you are removing is at 12 oclock (at the top) that way the switch cover will not slide out of place.
Great idea! I will add this to the original DIY.

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