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Old 06-08-2015   #1
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Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Hi all,

Need help ASAP!

I've got an SX85 Mk1 Punto, but I'm turning it into a GT replica. I've done the whole interior, but the only thing i needed was the steering wheel...

So I got my GT wheel through the post today and decided to put it on..

So i took the old wheel off, and tried the GT one on... And it wouldn't go on..

Goes on a tiny bit and won't go any further... It's almost as if the spigot on the wheel doesn't fit the ones on the column.

Any ideas?

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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

It's literally as I slide the wheel on, the moment it gets to the splines, it won't go any further...
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Maybe the splines are different

Try counting the splines on both wheels
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Does your old steering wheel have an airbag in it?
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Nope.. Doesn't have an airbag...
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

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Nope.. Doesn't have an airbag...
As the GT wheel does, perhaps they do have slightly different fittings?
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

I think it's the piece of metal with the splines on it.. Because it's literally like the splines don't line up 😒
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Does anyone know if a Sporting wheel would fit?
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

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Does anyone know if a Sporting wheel would fit?
It's the same wheel. It was used in the Coupe and Barchetta too.
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Hmm... I really want to modernise my steering wheel...
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

Quote Originally Posted by RhysSmoove View Post
Hi all,

Need help ASAP!

I've got an SX85 Mk1 Punto, but I'm turning it into a GT replica. I've done the whole interior, but the only thing i needed was the steering wheel...

So I got my GT wheel through the post today and decided to put it on..

So i took the old wheel off, and tried the GT one on... And it wouldn't go on..

Goes on a tiny bit and won't go any further... It's almost as if the spigot on the wheel doesn't fit the ones on the column.

Any ideas?

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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

There's quite a bit of difference between the two. No wonder they don't fit
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

first pic it looks like it slides on fully, can you turn wheels when its on?
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Re: Changing to a GT steering wheel..

well the long and overly complicated solution would be to fit GT column... I don't know if the rack itself is different or if its a quicker rack or not, worth looking into..

And as i write that i wonder to myself, does your car have PAS, as the GT defo has - hydraulic PAS. Just thinking maybe the PAS column is different to non-PAS.
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