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Old 09-30-2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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Many air bags are designed to be individual to the vehicle it originally came in. Issues might arise in the event of a collision with an airbag not originally made for your vehicle. You could potentially be injured and/or unable to collect if an insurance claim is thrown out because of your airbag/steering wheel modifications.


I've seen questions about this topic too much and run into problems before with my own cars. With a little research I found a little bit out. Might as well post it all in one thread.

If you could count the number of splines on your steering columns and/or the width of the wheel, I will add the information to this thread!

Please post any additional information in this thread and I will check it over and add it. (Please don't PM me as they tend to easily get forgotten and lost!)


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Please check links and search before you try this. This list only takes into consideration spline counts and column size, but not offset of the wheel itself. It's best to be able to find some people who have already done the swap you're looking into. You could still have clearance issues even if the shaft and socket match up!

Keep in mind some cars have single stage airbags and some cars have dual stage airbags, which means there is one charge for low impact collisions and another for high speed collisions. Using the airbag type not matched to the car could cause your SRS system to not work properly.

ALWAYS CHECK THE LINKS AND SEARCH SO YOU DON'T RUN INTO PROBLEMS OTHERS ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCED.

The following Hondas use 33 spline:

98-02 Accord
03-07 Accord
08-10 Accord
03-07 Accord Euro R
96-00 Civic (377mm diameter)
01-05 Civic
06-10 Civic
97-01 CRV
96-00 Domani
97-00 EL
01-05 EL
01-08 Fit
09-10 Fit
99-06 HRV
00-06 Insight
97-01 Prelude
99-09 S2000
02-07 RSX
03-07 TSX

The following Hondas use 29 spline:

90-93 Accord (377mm diameter)
94-97 Accord
88-91 Civic
92-95 Civic
92-97 del Sol (371mm diameter)
92-95 Domani
90-93 Integra
94-01 Integra
88-91 Prelude (371mm diameter)
92-96 Prelude


Notes

Here are some issues you might run into with your steering wheel swap.

I have not personally experienced the following, but here is a collection of mentions I have seen others make, along with citations. Please use info at your own risk as I do not have the resources to try all of these combinations.

DIY: Convert Dual Stage SRS (Smart SRS) to Single Stage SRS

94-97 Accord

- 97 CL wheel will need to use the 97 CL or 5G Accord airbag. The 98-99 CL airbag will not fit with the 97 CL wheel. (These wheels are very similar in looks.) (as per Blazin Si)

- 98-99 CL wheel will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag. The 97 CL airbag will not fit with the 98-99 CL wheel. (as per Blazin Si)

- 01-03 CL wheel will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag in order to work. Use the 01-03 CL airbag cover. (as per Blazin Si)

- 01-06 MDX wheel (which has optional woodgrain) will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag in order to have a working airbag. (as per Blazin Si)

- 01-06 TL wheel will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag in order to work. Use the 01-06 TL airbag cover. (as per Blazin Si)

88-91 Civic/CRX

- 88-91 Prelude wheels might have clearance issues involving the combination switches and your knuckles. (as per CRX-X, crx_91si, Ham'ed Hatch)

92-95 Civic

- 97-01 Integra type R with Airbag wheels will need the SRS reel rotated approximately 80 degrees to fit. The SRS connector is also not the same. (as per shanehayes)

- 88-91 Prelude wheel will have serious clearance issues between the wheel and combo switches. The rear cover will have to be removed from the wheel in order for it to fit on the car. Cruise control can be made to work by hybridizing slip rings from an 88-91 Civic and from a (Canadian only) 1992 Civic. (as per DeSchlong)

96-00 Civic

- 02-05 Civic Si (EP3) wheels use a dual stage airbag and the 6G Civic uses a single stage airbag. This could potentially be very dangerous. The JDM counterparts use a single stage and are plug and play for 6G Civics. (as per confidence)

- 02-07 RSX wheels in the US use a dual stage airbag and the 6G Civic uses a single stage airbag. This could potentially be very dangerous. The JDM counterparts use a single stage and are plug and play for 6G Civics. (as per confidence)

- 06-10 Civic wheels will work if you remove the clockspring, which will cause you to have no functioning horn or airbag. (as per 90Rexx) *IT IS ILLEGAL IN AT LEAST SOME STATES TO NOT HAVE A WORKING HORN.*

- 06-09 S2000 wheels use a dual stage airbag and the 6G Civic uses a single stage airbag. This could potentially be very dangerous.

01-05 Civic

- 99-05 S2000 wheels use single stage airbag and the 7G Civic uses a dual stage airbag. If you use this wheel you will lose proper airbag function. The airbag will still deploy during collisions at a high rate of speed, but not for lower speed impacts. The easier installation would use the 06-09 S2000 wheel. (as per spudz904)

97-99 CL

- 01-03 CL wheel will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag in order to work. Use the 01-03 CL airbag cover. (as per Blazin Si)

- 01-06 MDX wheel (which has optional woodgrain) will fit using the 98-99 CL airbag (97 CL airbag will not fit) in order to have a working airbag. (as per Blazin Si)

- 01-06 TL wheel will need to use the 98-99 CL airbag in order to work. Use the 01-06 TL airbag cover. (as per Blazin Si)

97-01 Prelude

- 06-09 S2000 wheels use a dual stage airbag and the 5G Prelude uses a single stage airbag. This could potentially be very dangerous. The wheel will also need a small spot dremeled out of the back if the wheel is going on a car with ATTS.

- 99-05 S2000 wheel will need a small spot dremeled out of the back if the wheel is going on a car with ATTS.


Links for Installation & Other Info

92-95 Civic: S2000 Steering Wheel / 96-00 Civic Column Swap
96-00 Civic: RSX / EP3 Wheel Install
96-00 Civic: 99-03 S2000 Wheel Install
01-05 Civic: 01-05 Civic EP Wheel Install
01-05 Civic: 06-09 s2000 Wheel Install
01-08 Fit: Discusson about 09+ Fit Wheels and Different Wheels
97-01 Prelude: 00-03 S2000 Wheel Install


Key Search Terms: Acura DA DB DC EG EJ EK EM EM1 BA BA4 BB BB4 BB6 CD CD7 CL EP EP3 Type R Si steering wheel stearing wheel spline splines column shaft steering column hub

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Old 09-30-2010, 04:23 AM   #2
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How I gathered this info: I personally counted the splines for a '98 Civic and a '97 del Sol. then I did many searches to find out other models have interchangeable steering wheels. I listed some up which I've personally seen swapped into cars and know they swap onto those stock columns of said cars. The wheel measurements were taken by me. Most posts online list wheel measurements rounded to the nearest tenth (370 and 380mm).

The shaft widths were both about the same size, so I'm not so sure how easily one could be modified to fit the other spline type without cutting or otherwise adding metal to the existing spline area.

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there should be a column for airbag too imo.
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there should be a column for airbag too imo.
What do you mean? As in, if the wheel comes with an airbag stock?

I figure that info would be gleamed by looking at photos of the wheel or the actual wheel before it's purchased, but perhaps I could add it.

I don't want to clutter the post up too much though.
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Might want to add for 96-00 civics that the 99-03 AP1 bag is the version preferable if they'd like to retain the airbag function. I'd just tack it onto the end in parentheses.
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What do you mean? As in, if the wheel comes with an airbag stock?

I figure that info would be gleamed by looking at photos of the wheel or the actual wheel before it's purchased, but perhaps I could add it.

I don't want to clutter the post up too much though.
plug interchange. an ap1 s2000 bag is plug and play in an ek, and such. a usdm ep3/dc5 will bolt on, but will not plug in.
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Oh, yes, I thought about adding that info. Figured it would make things a bit cluttered though.

Perhaps if I get more info on different steering wheel swaps.

If there's any good posts in this thread detailing differences, I'll make sure to add them to the links too.

There are just so many variables as far as options and fitment. Seems some wheels fit some cars in a way that cause you to hit the combo switches with your knuckles, some can be wired in for airbags but the airbags work on that wheel differently than it would with that car, making them incompatible or possibly even dangerous.

Anyone wanting to attempt a swap really should do more research than just the spline count.

If I get a good amount of into I'll make the first post much larger and add as much info as I can find about each swap for each car.
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This is an excellent post - thanks for the hard work and research. I was remarking a few weeks ago how the 94-97 Accord SRS wheel looks almost identical to the Civic SRS wheel that came on SOME JDM and EDM 92-95 Civics. I wondered if they were compatible/interchangeable. I compared lots of part numbers but didn't have any positive confirmation. This post helps a lot and I am tempted to try it out next time I'm at the j-yard - I'll be checking for that dreaded "too close to the combo switches" problem.
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So far I've only read about the "too close to the combo switch" problem on EFs with BA4 steering wheels. I don't know if it occurs on other chassis/wheel combinations and I've n ever seen it myself even.

I'm trying to list measurements of stock wheels up there too. Just the diameter, since so many people are interested in that and it might not be easy to tell from a photo. Unfortunately I only had those four models at my disposal immediately and information on stock wheel sizes seems spotty. I see posts about it, but people claim all sorts of sizes for the same wheel sometimes.

If anyone wants to actually measure a wheel they have, I'll add the measurement.

14 4/3 inches = 371mm
14 7/8 inches = 377mm

If anyone finds any other threads with info on steering wheel swaps into whatever Honda/Acura, let me know and I'll link it in the OP.
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The 94-97 Accord wheel is interchangeable with the '97 Acura CL. The '98 and '99 CL can also be used, but the airbag must be changed to the newer design for those two years. There's hardly a difference between the two designs. Different interior colors and "H" and "A" logos.

The '01 through '06 Acura MDX wheel is a direct swap for the '98 and '99 CL. For the '97 CL and the 94-97 Accord, the airbag from the 98/99 must again be used. The MDX had an optional woodgrain design at the top and bottom of the wheel.

I don't have all the information for this one:
There's also the '01 through '03 CL which can be installed on the previous gen CL and 5th gen Accord, but I don't know which airbag is used.
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Editted the OP. I'll add more in as it comes.

Just found a guy back in '08 saying he swapped a '96-'00 Civic steering column (33 spline) into a '92-'95 Civic (which would have 29 splines) with little problem.

This could make basically all '88+ Honda steering wheels available to put on '92-'95 Civics. Perhaps this method could be used with other chassis/column combinations successfully.

https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-civic-del-sol-1992-2000-1/steering-wheel-96-00-civic-into-92-95-civic-2426998/
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the wheel itself wont fit but if you change the column and wheel then it would fit. that how i put my s2k steering wheel in my car.
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i have no links to it but it was pretty easy. on the difficulty scale i would probably give it a 4.

exactly swap the column by separating it at the spline by the pedals. hope this helps.
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Added more. Thanks, Blazin Si.
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I wanted to keep my 3-prong style non-SRS wheel, but add cruise buttons after I retrofit Cruise Control on my CDM 94 Civic. I tried out an 88-91 Prelude wheel. There were serious clearance issues, and I had to take the rear cover off the wheel to make it fit. Not a huge deal, but does make it rather industrial/unfinished looking. Don't try enlarging the steering column covers (doesn't work). To increase the gap between wheel and switches, I had to improvise (read: ghetto-rig - not proud). To get the cruise buttons to work, I had to hybridize slip rings from a 88-91 Civic and from a (Canadian only) 1992 Civic.

Result was this:


In the end, it worked (even drove across the country with it), but was too far a divergence from OEM - plus the centre nut had to be checked regularly to see if it had loosened.... so be warned......
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is there a ready to buy convert hub to fit an s2000/EP3 steering wheel to my Del Sol?
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is there a ready to buy convert hub to fit an s2000/EP3 steering wheel to my Del Sol?
I've never heard of one, plus others seem to have to try to figure out how to make those wheels fit in that sort of car.

So I'm betting it doesn't exist.
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How come a S2k AP1 Steering wheel fits a 96-97 Accord column if they don't have the same number of splines orginially?
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Curious if a 2004 TSX wheel would fit onto a 98-99 CL chassis car and be able to retain the factory steering wheel controls.
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Acura Vigor (beautiful OEM leather wheel) will fit a 92-95 Civic.
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Word from the wiser: While the CB Non-SRS wheel might have the same splines as a SRS CD wheel, the actual shaft is larger on '94-up Accords, learned that the hard way.
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I wanted to keep my 3-prong style non-SRS wheel, but add cruise buttons after I retrofit Cruise Control on my CDM 94 Civic. I tried out an 88-91 Prelude wheel. There were serious clearance issues, and I had to take the rear cover off the wheel to make it fit. Not a huge deal, but does make it rather industrial/unfinished looking. Don't try enlarging the steering column covers (doesn't work). To increase the gap between wheel and switches, I had to improvise (read: ghetto-rig - not proud). To get the cruise buttons to work, I had to hybridize slip rings from a 88-91 Civic and from a (Canadian only) 1992 Civic.

Result was this:


In the end, it worked (even drove across the country with it), but was too far a divergence from OEM - plus the centre nut had to be checked regularly to see if it had loosened.... so be warned......
I had no problem putting that wheel in my old DA Integra, just had to re-pin cruise, even looked OEM!
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I've been driving around with a 86-89 Accord 4 button Nippon Purasuto non-cruise control wheel in my EG for the past 4 months. No modifications.
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How come a S2k AP1 Steering wheel fits a 96-97 Accord column if they don't have the same number of splines orginially?
I've also seen the S2000 steering wheel on a 96-97 accord. I can't say if it would work due to spline count on a 94-95. The person that had it bought his accord like that. Anyone have any info on that? I'm looking at going with a euro type R steering wheel for my accord or at the least a s2000 one. Pretty hesitant on spending $300+ with out certainty that I could make it work.
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what is the count for a NSX?
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I have a 97 cl and want to put in the 06 tl, but why can't I use the tl airbag?
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So does this mean that the 1992-1996 Prelude wheel will work in my 91' accord?

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