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Old 05-31-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Steering Wheel?

Will a steering wheel from a 95k bolt onto a 97 900 tally with no issues?
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Whats a 95k?
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Whats a 95k?
a 9000 front welded to a 9-5 back
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nvm it turns out you can put a 95 9k aero steering onto a 97 900
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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yup def fits. works great too...

anyone need an NG900 wheel and air bag?
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I put a 9000 wheel in my 900. Straight swap. Just need to use the 9000 airbag.

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:38 AM   #7
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yup. straight swap just a lot of force needed to get it on and then have to use that nut to pull it on the last 1/2 inch
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Easiest way to do it is use an impact on the big nut. Crack it loose, wiggle the wheel if necessary. Be very careful feeding the clockspring wires through. 15 minute job, max.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
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yup... the nut on mine was nylon so i was iffy on using anything power on it. and it didn't require much effort to craxk the nut off or to put it on.

new wheel rocks..
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:30 AM   #10
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Alright, looks like this may be a good place to ask this so i don't have to start a new thread then: is it possible to swap a later model 93/95 steering wheel into a 9k? probably won't be as easy a swap, correct? but damn, some of those look wicked cool, especially if i could rig up steering wheel controls for an aftermarket stereo...any thoughts?
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Let me start by saying I am not an expert on anything, especially not the 9k.

If McCrowly has a 9000 wheel in his 900 and 9-3 wheels fit in a 900 then you should be able to pull it off.

You would need to buy the airbag from a 9-3, but that comes with the wheel controls.

You will need one of these adapters: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_127SWIP...S.html?tp=3405

and since you car had no controls to begin with probably the wiring harness thingy out of a 9-3. (not sure what it is really called but the part the airbag wires, horn, and wheel controls plug into)

At the end of the day it might be simpler, and much cheaper, to go with a cheesy wheel mounted remote.
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see, i'm actually doing a full custom audio system, pulling basically everything out, adding speakers to the front door cards, etc, so that won't really be an issue, i enjoy figuring that kind of stuff out. i would just have to make sure i can get an adapter for whatever head unit i decide to get. or even if i just hardwired everything, im up for a little soldering. i will be starting my own car audio business eventually, so practice/experience is always good. as far as the actual wheel, were even the late-model 93s/95s similar to the older 900/93 generation? cuz the new wheels are the really cool ones. thanks for the suggestions though!
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The adapter I linked to is actually the one I used to make my audio controls work with my aftermarket pioneer.

I remember it being discussed before and I don't think the SS three spoke will work with the older models, but then again it may be because no one has tried, but I know the newer models use some different wiring that make aftermarket audio a PITA.

I'm quite happy with the sport wheel (9-5 aero or viggen) wheel I just put in my OG 9-3. I know Saabpro/goldwing has a few more for sale. Ebay has the 9-3 airbag for $50.

I'm really just brainstorming with you here.
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You can't put a 9-3 wheel in a 900 or 9000. The airbag clocksprings are different, plus the spline and diameter of the steering shaft is different.

Only the 94-98 900 and CS 9000 wheels were interchangeable.
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You can't put a 9-3 wheel in a 900 or 9000. The airbag clocksprings are different, plus the spline and diameter of the steering shaft is different.
I put in a 9-3/9-5 Aero sport wheel in my 97 NG. Just swapped the steering columns. Great upgrade.

Not sure about the audio controls. I looked into it when I did the swap.
Audio controls use the same wires as the horn and the SID deciphers what button is being pressed.
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I have a Viggen steering wheel in my '97 900. The clocksprings may have a different part number, but they're interchangeable. I reused my original. I did have to swap out the upper part of the steering column, though, because of the difference in spline size. It cost me about $250 total, $100 for a 9-3 airbag from a junkyard, $100 for a steering column from another junkyard, and $50 for the steering wheel from eBay. I didn't bother with the steering wheel controls. I took them off and put on the blank plates that were used on the '98 900 and some base model European 9-3s.
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Yes, theres also that option too. I did the 9000 wheel because I had an extra and only needed the airbag.

9000 owners are kinda screwed there though...
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:09 AM   #18
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Next question disreguarding air bags will a 9k wheel (the best one) fit into a c900? Someone let me borrow a 9k wheel!
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cool thanks for all the help everyone, looks like i'll have to look more into doing this...maybe wrap it in suede while i'm at it!
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So, does it still steer like a 900 or does it steer like a 95K?
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