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Steering Wheel Replacement
I bought my girlfriend a tilt column for her Jeep recently and it came with a steering wheel that was in better shape then mine was, so I decided to scavenge it since she wanted to keep her sport wheel from the non-tilt column. I actually bought it for her as a gift with me in mind. Basically I was tired of smashing my boys on the non-tilt column, so this really was more of a gift for me ;)
I first started out by removing the horn and the assembly for the horn by taking off the cover and removing the 3 screws holding everything in place. Next was the nut on the steering wheel. Once this was removed, a steering wheel puller was used to remove the old steering wheel. I bought this tool, but it can be rented from any parts store.
Make sure that the bolts are all the way in or you will strip out the old holes and the old steering wheel will be useless and you won't be able to sell it to help recoup any of the cost of the project. With the old steering wheel off, all you have to do is put the new one in place and tighten down the main nut tightening everything down.
With everything now in place I put the horn assembly back together and then put the horn button in place. It took about 15 minutes to do this. Make sure everything works as expected. You can remove the negative battery cable if you want so you don't zap yourself and you don't have the horn going off the entire time you are doing this project.
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
So, my lessons learned here would have to be that I should have removed the negative battery cable prior to doing this. I juiced myself a few times during this installation. It is only 12 volts, but it will shock you more then you expect.
This is a pretty easy thing to do to update the steering wheel in your Jeep. My old one was in good shape, but it was out of a 1979 Jeep CJ-7 and the new one was out of a 1986, so it was a very easy thing to do to update and have the better one in the Jeep.

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