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Old May 6th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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The Definitive Guide to 6th Gen Steering Wheel Swaps

First things first, check if your Accord is a single or dual-stage airbag. I've only ever encountered ONE 6th gen that was dual-stage (but that was probably nobody checked around for me....) anyway. CHECK FIRST BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING!

How do you check?


If you open the cover located at the bottom of your steering wheel and discover a plug that has 2 wires, then you are single-stage airbag. If you have 4 wires, then you're dual-stage.

Steering wheels with single-stage airbags
JDM Integra Type-R (DC2)


2000-2003 S2000


2002+ JDM Integra Type-R (DC5)


2002-2004 Civic TypeR (JDM)
Same as JDM ITR

Steering wheels with Dual-stage airbags
2004+ S2000

(note the different emblem than the pre-2004 S2000)

2002+ Acura RSX


2002-2004 Civic SiR (USDM)
Looks the same as JDM Civic Type-R wheel

These installation instructions are very easy to follow:
http://www.handa-accessories.com/accord/accwoodwhl.pdf


Some Notes:
* JDM wheels don't come with cruise controls, at least, I've never seen any. What you can do is get a wheel that does come with the cruise control and swap them. I personally took the cruise control buttons from the S2000 wheel and installed it into my DC5 steering wheel). Probably not the cheapest mod to do, but sometimes you have to spend some extra $ to stay unique.

* The RSX, Civic Type-R, Integra Type-R (DC5, not DC2), and EP3 wheels are all anatomically the same.

* S2000 wheels are the only wheels that have perforated leather.

* JDM wheels come with Momo embossing on the wheel (DC5 and DC2)

* If you are only swapping the steering wheel (ie: Accord -> TL Type-S wheel, airbag and cruise control remain un-touched)

Cruise Control Swap

If you're swapping cruise controls:
Follow these instructions only if you're swapping into a new cruise control unit. If you're doing an Accord -> TL swap, you can re-use the cruise.

1) Take a look at the green cruise control plug of the Accord, it should have 4 pins:
Plug on the Accord cruise control with the unit facing normal so you can read it:
GROUND
RESUME
SET
BLANK

You may want to label these wires as you are removing them, so you don't get them mixed up. DO NOT mix them up, or your cruise will not work.

You'll need to remove the wires from the Accord cruise control and place it into the S2K green holder. If you look at the plug, you should be able to flip up a latch that hold the wires down. Using a thumbtack, push the wires out from the front.


Re-insert the wires into the S2K cruise holder in the following order:

Plug on S2K cruise control unit facing the same way as the Accord one
RESUME
BLANK
GROUND
BLANK
SET

Should look like this when you're done:


Hopes for a sticky...

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very helpful.
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very nice....can we add the tl-s perforated steering wheels too?
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Yes it has been done countless times
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so which 6th gen cars have the dual stage???? im curious cuz i rmember my yellow connectors weren't connected and that mite b the reason my SRS lite is on!!!
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Old May 28th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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Why are you so curious as to what other people's cars have? Who cares? Worry about your own damn car first.

Read the first paragraph. Thanks.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:33 AM   #8
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great help thanks,our uk accord is single stage airbag, does that mean any honda single stage airbag will fit??, dc2,dc5 ,early s2k,ep3, are the boss bolts universal
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Old August 28th, 2007, 12:22 AM   #9
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i know we can use the 6th gen airbag on the 01-03 tl/cl swap. but can we use our airbag on the 7th gen wheel?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-O...spagenameZWDVW

wheel part looks similar to the tl/cl ones i have seen. any ideas?
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Old September 19th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #10
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i know we can use the 6th gen airbag on the 01-03 tl/cl swap. but can we use our airbag on the 7th gen wheel?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-O...spagenameZWDVW

wheel part looks similar to the tl/cl ones i have seen. any ideas?
Err... I don't think so. I think dimensionally they are different.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #11
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2002 v6 accords are dual stage.

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Old December 1st, 2007, 12:38 AM   #12
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hmm... I need to look into mine. I have an 02 coupe i4 and I kinda want to get this wheel and sell my TL-S


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ksid=p3907.m29
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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:10 AM   #13
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thats a nice steering wheel, i found one after i bought the DC5 one. I like that one alot
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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:22 AM   #14
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Cool thread...Cant believe I havent seen this before.

Steverino - Do you have pics of your Cruise control switch from the ap1 installed? I have a Euro-R wheel, which is basically the DC2 wheel, and im dieing without Cruise on the freeways...
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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:42 AM   #15
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ok, I looked at the yellow harness which seems to be the one pictured as AIRBAG harness above and it has 4 wires so there goes my dream =(.
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im 100% sure that the yellow is SRS..
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Old December 1st, 2007, 02:59 AM   #17
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grey next to it is 4 wires too =(
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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:09 AM   #18
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no your dreams arent gone yet. you can switch from stage one to stage 2.
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thanks helpped alot!
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Very helpful. Will come useful next week. =)
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Does anyone have the Acura part number for the tl-s or mdx steering wheel, all black w/ perforated leather?
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Some of the other Honda wheels you showed on here are pretty clean looking inside.
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ok so does anyone know why the factory wood grain steering wheel says it will ONLY fit the 01-02 models? ive heard that there is a difference in airbags. i would just like to know if anyone knows for sure whether or not i could make it work.......



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Old September 6th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #24
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Old September 6th, 2008, 11:13 AM   #25
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The 01-02's had dual-stage airbags, I honestly don't see why it wouldn't work in terms of hub-fitment, why? You want to put a woodgrain steering wheel on? :O
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^yea i want it. ive wanted it since i bought the car ive just never really looked into it. then i decided to ditch the wood inside and got all my wood overlaid in CF. after putting my air ride on i decided to go towards VIP so i put all the "wood" back in and wanted to get the wood steering wheel too.
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This is very helpful, great job
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:57 PM   #28
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Does the wood grain 01-02 steering wheel fit the 00 coupes?
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Doess anybody know what the JDM CL7 steering wheel is? Single or Dual?
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^^ is the JDM CL7 wheel different from the TSX wheel other than having an H rather than an A?
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