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Furly
07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
i got a steering wheel from a buddy and i'm trying to install it. the steering wheel he gave me has a little black box attached to the back of it with 2 wires coming out of it. i cant seem to get it off.
anyone know how to remove this??
when i take my old steering wheel off, the black box does not come off with it, its attached to the dash still.
there is no screws on the back to remove to get it off.

any ideas?

AudiB5owner
07-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Is it the clock spring? Usually the steering wheel itself has nothing attached to it other than the horn/airbag

Furly
07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Is it the clock spring? Usually the steering wheel itself has nothing attached to it other than the horn/airbag

yea i think thats what it is. i cant get it off

Furly
07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
should i just pry it off or something? not sure how its attached

bhusted
07-16-2014, 09:03 PM
I don't think the clock spring "attaches" to the steering wheel aside from 2 plastic pins that stick through from the back. Can you post a picture of the part you're referring to?

Furly
07-16-2014, 09:08 PM
http://i62.tinypic.com/p0s2e.jpg

Furly
07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
tried to pull it off by force and it wont come off. i tried to remove the metal bracket that the airbag sits against and the rear screws go through but one of the screws was torqued too tight by factory and it stripped. so that wont happen.
any idea how to get this thing off?

Furly
07-16-2014, 09:49 PM
nevermind folks. i figured it out.
you have to remove the 3 big black torx screws holding the whole housing of the inside of the wheel. then there is 4 more torx screws holding the clock spring in.

AudiB5owner
07-16-2014, 09:53 PM
Be careful removing it. Those things are worth their weight in gold.


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Corrado_Guy
07-16-2014, 09:57 PM
I bought a generic clock spring off of eBay new for about $80 or so and it has been going for a few years without a problem.

Furly
07-16-2014, 10:00 PM
looks like this steering wheel is not going to work with my car.
i have a round clock spring and this one has a square shaped one.

Turbo_B5
07-16-2014, 10:01 PM
I bought a generic clock spring off of eBay new for about $80 or so and it has been going for a few years without a problem.

Please link the clockspring you used!!

Furly
07-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Please link the clockspring you used!!

need an oem clockspring? i'll be giving this steering wheel back to my buddy and i'm sure he can hook you up cheap :)

Turbo_B5
07-17-2014, 10:38 AM
need an oem clockspring? i'll be giving this steering wheel back to my buddy and i'm sure he can hook you up cheap :)

Just checked with the dealer and that is the clockspring I need. I am interested in it, possibly the wheel too if condition is good/cheap enough. I'm pretty broke as it is haha.

AudiB5owner
07-17-2014, 10:43 AM
The universal round clock springs did not work on my 2001 Audi A4 AWM. It used the square shaped ones that cost $400+ from the dealer

Furly
07-17-2014, 11:21 AM
Just checked with the dealer and that is the clockspring I need. I am interested in it, possibly the wheel too if condition is good/cheap enough. I'm pretty broke as it is haha.

the wheel is in great shape, thats why i bought it :)
i can check how much shipping is to canada and we can go from there.
wheel has airbag and everything.

Turbo_B5
07-17-2014, 11:35 AM
the wheel is in great shape, thats why i bought it :)
i can check how much shipping is to canada and we can go from there.
wheel has airbag and everything.

Shipping to T6H0Y5. Get 2 quotes one for everything and another just the clockspring. Thanks.

Corrado_Guy
07-17-2014, 04:13 PM
I bought this last year so it is no longer in my history but it was the same as this one... http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Dorman-Air-Bag-Clockspring-525-701-/130893102165?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A2000|Model%3AA4&hash=item1e79d63c55&vxp=mtr There are some that are cheaper than this and some that are more. My does not have TIP which seems to be the difference on most of these, if you can pull yours you can confirm the part number.