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Old 09-07-2002, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default How-To Instructions: JDM EG non-SRS steering wheel Installation w/ how to make the horn work.

Some people have asked me on how I got my horn to work when I installed my JDM steering wheel off an EG. Well here it is.
Tools needed:

Philips Screwdriver
Torx T30 screwdriver
19mm socket and ratchet
14-16 gauge wire
Honda part # 35259-SH3-A02 (shoe horn)
Tiny screw
Wire cutter
Grease (Mobil 1 synthetic grease or equivalent)

When I refer to a PIC, please check the link here for the pictures:
JDM Wheel Installation Pictures

Removal of old steering wheel:

1. First, remove the 3 screws that are on the bottom of the rear steering wheel cover (the one the covers the turn signals and headlight switch), and just yank off the bottom portion of the steering wheel cover. The top cover is easily taken off too. No Pic.

2. Next, disable the SRS airbag by unscrewing the single screw on the bottom of the steering wheel, and pull down the cover. You will see a red piece called the short connecter. PIC 1, 2.

3. If you look on the bottom of the steering wheel, where you have just taken off the bottom cover, you will see a yellow connection. Unplug this connection and using the red short connecter, secure it to the yellow plug that you just detached. PIC 2, 3.

4. Next, look on the left side of the steering wheel, and you should see a piece that can be taken off. PIC 4. Once you have that off, you will see PIC 5. Using your Torx T30 screwdriver, take off the bolt.

5. Now, look on the right side of the steering wheel where the cruise control is. Fortunately for me, mine didnít have a cruise control, just a cover. PIC 6. Once the cover is off, there will be 2 screws that will need to be taken off. PIC 7. After that, you will then see another Torx T30 bolt. Remove that too PIC 7.

6. You will now be able to remove the SRS Airbag. Place it safely away.

7. Now, disconnect the horn wire as well as the cruise control and the srs plug from the steering wheel. PIC 8.

8. Now, just unbolt the 19mm nut from the center of the steering wheel. Now, before you remove the steering wheel try to mark the position where the top of the steering wheel would be using some sort of marker or white-out on the steering columnís bolt. (no Pic). Now wiggle out the steering wheel. Your steering wheel should look something like this now. PIC 9. You can now discard the old steering wheel as well as the old airbag.

Removing the SRS wire harness:

1. With the steering wheel off, you should see the wire harness for the srs and cruise control. PIC 8.

2. There are 3 screws holding it in place. Unscrew them. Now, remove the under dash panel underneath the steering column (uses 3 screws), as well as the metal knee bolster( uses 2 10mm bolts). Follow the SRS wire harness to underneath the steering column and unplug the yellow connection, and remove the entire SRS wire harness. You should be left with a harness like this. PIC 10. Discard this harness as you wonít need it anymore.


How to make the horn work:
Here is the most valuable piece of information that most people want to knowÖ how to make the horn work when using the JDM non-SRS steering wheel from an EG.

1. Start off by getting a piece known as a shoe horn, PART #35259-SH3-A02, from any Honda dealer. It comes from the horn trigger of the 88-91 civics. It will look like this. PIC 11.

2. Some modification will need to be done to it in order for it to work properly. You will need to cut a tiny piece of the shoe horn in order for it to install correctly. The Red shapes in the pic are the things that will need to be cut. PIC 11.

3. Installation of the Shoe horn: Once you have gotten the modifications done to the shoe horn, proceed by unscrewing the combination switch lever which is held on by 3 screws behind the white plastic in the middle. You can see 1 of the screws here. PIC 12. Remove it carefully from the steering column.

4. Now, look on the bottom of the combination switch lever on the side with where you turn on the headlights. To connect the shoe horn, simply place the female spade connecter into the male spade connecter on the bottom side of the combination switch lever. Here is a pic from the bottom of the combination switch lever. PIC 13. Once that is secure, go back to the front and screw in the tiny screw that I said you needed too (it is silver on mine). PIC 12.

5. Wiring the horn. Now that the shoe horn is in place, you will need to wire it properly. Look behind the combination switch lever, (headlight lever side) and look and the wire connection area. Get about 2-3 feet of the 14-16 gauge wire for this. You will need to place one end of the wire where I have placed my hand holding it at in this pic. PIC 14.

6. The other end of the wire, will go where you previously separated the SRS wire harness from the underside of the steering column. I donít know how to describe where to put it correctly, so I will just show you a pic of where to place it. PIC 15. Sitting from the driver seat, it should be on the left side of the connection.

7. Thatís it for the wiring. Now place the combination switch lever back on the steering column, and put the 3 screws back in so that it looks like PIC 12 again.


Installation of the new JDM EG non-srs steering wheel:

1. First, separate the JDM steering wheel into its two pieces (Steering wheel, and horn plate) by unscrewing the 3 screws on the back of the steering wheel. It should look like PIC 16, 17.

2. Before you place the JDM steering wheel on, you will need to use the grease (PIC 18) on the back of the steering wheel where the shoe horn will make contact with the wheel. PIC 19 (area covered in red)

3. Now, place the JDM steering wheel onto the steering column and bolt on the 19mm nut (36 lb-ft torque spec) The trickest part here, is how to line it up, so that the steering wheel is place correctly i.e. when you are driving in a straight line, the steering wheel is in its upright position. PIC 17. Trial and error. At this point, you can drive it around a little and see if it is to your liking. If not, unscrew the 19mm nut and adjust. Drive again, and repeat the process. Also, Make sure that the shoe horn is touching the metal contact area of the steering wheel. PIC 20.

4. Once you have it straight, all you need to do is screw on the front of the JDM Steering wheel. I think this is the hardest part. First you want to screw on the bottom screw first. Donít tighten it all the way yet though. After that, do either the top left or top right one by turning the steering wheel over so that it looks like this: PIC 21. You will probably need a small and thin screwdriver for this, cause it is a PITA.

5. Once you are done with that, check to make sure the horn works. If it does, then you are done, and you car should now look like this: PIC 22. If the horn doesnít work, you will need to check to see if the shoe horn is touching the steering wheel, and/or check your wiring connections.

6. Also. Donít forget to put back on the rear steering wheel column cover and put the 3 screws back in.

Please Note: This is only for the JDM EG steering wheel. However, this should work for any model civic or integra when you are installing a JDM NON-SRS steering wheel.
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:18 PM   #2
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Cool man. Thanx alot for that, i've been driving around with no horn for months. Iwill try it this week and let you know how it goes. One quick question though. What exactly is the grease for? My steering wheel makes a squeeking noise everytime i turn. Do all JDM wheels do that? Thanx again
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Cool man. Thanx alot for that, i've been driving around with no horn for months. Iwill try it this week and let you know how it goes. One quick question though. What exactly is the grease for? My steering wheel makes a squeeking noise everytime i turn. Do all JDM wheels do that? Thanx again
The grease is for the metal contact between the shoe horn and the back of the steering wheel. At first I didn't put any grease on, and after a couple of months, it started to squeak really bad. So I aplied the grease and it went away.

Since you haven't installed the shoe horn yet, I don't know what could be making your steering wheel squeak. sorry.
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Could this also work for a Spoon/Momo steering wheel?
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you are the " MAN".
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Nice a thorough How-to that wheel looks pretty good...but I don't think I would want to give up my cruise control
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wow...thanks...i'll have to sit down and take a look at this. thanks!
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bump for SUCH A HELPFUL post. this will also work with EK's and momo wheels, right?
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bump for SUCH A HELPFUL post. this will also work with EK's and momo wheels, right?
Bump for something I need saved into my recent topics for a friend

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Great post. Here's a question for you. Did you make the turn signals work too? Mine don't reset after I turn..they keep flashing.. someone told me to put the white plastic part back in, but if i do that, i can't get the hub on.
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Great post. Here's a question for you. Did you make the turn signals work too? Mine don't reset after I turn..they keep flashing.. someone told me to put the white plastic part back in, but if i do that, i can't get the hub on.
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If your turn signals don't reset, then there is something wrong with the white plastic piece. I am guessing that you have a aftermarket wheel, and you installed some kind of adapter hub. If that is the case, I don't know what you can do, cause I personally have never seen how an aftermarket wheel is installed. Sorry that I can't be more helpful.
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will these instructions work on a EK? i took off my momo wheel and was looking around for where to plug in the damned shoe horn...
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great write-up. i have a momo to install. i really wont need the horn, but hey, now i know now to do it
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THANKS for the great write-up. My MOMO steering wheel horn works now!
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am lost at where the shoe horn part i see the pictures but dont understand why? i was thinking of just taping in the horn and routing it to the shoe hor screw
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Wow, this thread is still going and it's 2 years old.
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bump to save on my recent topics. just got a jdm itr srs steering wheel and neither the horn nor the airbag works. what should i do if that EG SRS thing with the cruise control harness, srs harness, and horn harness doesn't match up with the steering wheel's plugs?
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i thought id comment since i followed the instructions here and got my horn to work properly. i think the most confusing part is the shoe horn. where does it go? how is it connected? ok well the shoe horn itself has a female spade connector at the end of it. this spade connector is connected to an unused male spade connector on the bottom of ur lever switches. it is really small and hard to see. in my car it looks brownish..its like a copper male spade connector. so u jam in the shoe horn connector in there and the shoe horn falls into place perfectly . except u have to cut the parts of the shoe horn as indicated in the pic. then screw it in really tight because if u dont then when u turn ur wheel the shoe horn can move and fall out of place and not make contact with the back of your steering wheel anymore. also another confusing part is where to connect the cable to. in the back of your light levers there is a big plug. but there is an empty slot in there for a cable. stick your cable in there. make sure u match up the hole with the one in the pic just in case. then the other end is attached to the plug that is left after u disconnected the srs thing..that yellow plug...the horn wire on that plug in an integra is the wire all the way to the left. once you hook up this u need to hook up your power cord to the + on the horn button and the negative goes to a metal surface. im sure your horn has the - cable and a place on the wheel where to plug it into. thats it!
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I read the write up numerous amounts of times and still did not understand. Danee987 thanks for going into further detail on the steps I had trouble understanding. thank you dnt94civic for chunk of info
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This how-to is great, the pics were SUPER helpful...and wow! I got my horn to work!!! Thank you so much for being so generous with your knowledge!

my tips to those of you who will try it:

When you are done with the wiring, don't try to "test" the horn before the whole thing is assembled...I did and I thought I had done something wrong 'cause it didn't honk--just follow the steps, put the wheel on and it will honk !

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