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2005 to 2008 Steering Wheel Swap

Old 07-28-2015, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Deedom4 View Post
I still have the clock spring from my 05 on. I was unaware of replacing that as well.

So if replace the clock spring with an 07 this should fix the problem?
That would be my bet.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by timd38 View Post
That would be my bet.
Thanks for the info. I will try this and let you know how if turns out.
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Old 09-22-2015, 02:55 AM
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Default Was the 2005 steering wheel used on any other GM car?

If so, could the 2005 airbag/cover be replaced by a part from a GM something, just lacking the Corvette logo? Parts commonality is pretty common among GM cars. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:10 AM
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and it's now your responsibility to come up with the info for him?
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:03 AM
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and it's now your responsibility to come up with the info for him?
No imposition intended. It was a question for the many forum experts that have a lot more experience with Corvettes and GM cars than I do. The 2005 DS airbag is nearly impossible to obtain. Thanks much to anyone who might know about this.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:43 AM
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I thought there was a Pontiac G6 or G8 that used a very similar steering wheel

Whether they are exactly the same or not (logo aside), I was never able to figure out. I was going to try one to find out if I could find one cheap enough, but never could

I finally broke down and just bought a Corvette airbag when I did my steering wheel retrofit.
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by schpenxel View Post
I thought there was a Pontiac G6 or G8 that used a very similar steering wheel

Whether they are exactly the same or not (logo aside), I was never able to figure out. I was going to try one to find out if I could find one cheap enough, but never could

I finally broke down and just bought a Corvette airbag when I did my steering wheel retrofit.
Thanks for trying to help me. Unfortunately, the Pontiac steering wheels are a match for the 2006- Corvette steering wheels, not the 2005. Lots of other matches also for 2006- e.g., from an S10 truck forum:

http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f178/c...airbag-514382/

And I've searched but none of the earlier GM doughboy steering wheels are a match for the 2005 Corvette. It does appear to be one-of-a-kind, and no longer available from GM. I'm surprised since GM loves to share parts between platforms. Was just hoping...
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Old 09-27-2015, 01:56 PM
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I found this.... Pontiac Solstice Saturn Sky Opel GT Steering Wheel 25864147. Just for future references.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Sols...225d3c&vxp=mtr
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:05 PM
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Buttons are totally different.. though it would be nice to have cruise control on the steering wheel
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Old 09-28-2015, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by loragen View Post
No imposition intended. It was a question for the many forum experts that have a lot more experience with Corvettes and GM cars than I do. The 2005 DS airbag is nearly impossible to obtain. Thanks much to anyone who might know about this.
i have an 05 ds airbag from my steering wheel swap. if you are intetested pm me.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:12 PM
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Okay...But what about switching from a later model back to the '05 wheel. I really like the looks personally of the '05 wheel--just seems a little more Corvette specific. But has anyone gone from a later wheel/model back to an '05 ? The last Vette I owned was an '04 12 years ago...Getting ready to re-join the life!!! I'm debating between two Vettes right now--one's an '07 and the other an '08. Love the looks of all the C6's, but just prefer the '05 wheel...Any info/experience anyone has on switching back the other way?
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:00 PM
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BTW, there are probably some who may be willing to do an even trade of their 3 spoke with your 4 spoke with all the hardware involved. the 4 spoke is a nice steering wheel too.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, plenty would gladly trade you their 05 wheel for a new one.. the airbags are a bit more expensive on the later ones (ask me how I know!) so you could come out a bit ahead if you wanted

I put a later model wheel on mine a while back so I'm going from memory here, but from what I recall the airbag connectors were exactly the same, so those will work no problem

All of the wiring for lights and steering wheel buttons won't matter since you won't be using it on the new steering wheel. I can't recall if the connector for the horn is the same or not though.. worst case you'd probably be best to swap a wheel, airbag, clock spring and connectors for the horn/light/buttons with someone who wants to get rid of their 05 setup. You may have to move a wire or two around to make the horn work but that'd be about it.

It should be a very simple install going to an '05 wheel.

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Old 02-27-2017, 12:43 PM
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I did the 05 DS wheel on my 05 and had a heck of a time removing the air bag until I realized the 05 has 4 holes to push the spring clips away from the air bag hooks. After that, the rest of the install was a breeze. One other thing is the 05 wheel modification on the bottom being flattened out takes some getting used to. May want to see if you can get this step deleted.
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