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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Switching back to Stock Steering Wheel

Hello All, I bought my used Elise with a quick-release Momo steering wheel already installed. Now, I'd like to return it back to a stock wheel with an airbag. Do I need anything other than the oem wheel and airbag? Are there any other parts that I may need to make the switch and have the airbag working accordingly? Thanks all!
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Nope, all you need is the wheel and airbag. There will be an adapter plate attaching the momo QR hub to the stock hub, so you just remove that and then use the same 4 bolts holding it on to reattach a stock wheel.

As for the airbag... hopefully whoever installed it just stuck a resistor into the factory connector, or at the very least cut the connector and soldered on a resistor rather than getting an airbag light and removing the LED for it from the dash to make it go away. Assuming they just stuck a resistor in it tho, you disconnect the battery, pull the resistor out, and just plug the airbag back in.

Not sure where you're located and I don't know about shipping an airbag, but I have a stock wheel and airbag that I removed from my Elise to install a smaller momo wheel.
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Thanks CloudySkys! I'm in California. I will pull the wheel out tonight and find out about the resistor.
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Thanks CloudySkys! I'm in California. I will pull the wheel out tonight and find out about the resistor.
No problem, hopefully it's just a resistor jammed in there, can't see why anyone would cut it because it fits perfectly into the pin slots of the connector. If you're interested in my wheel/airbag shoot me a PM and I can try to find out if I can ship it.
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Did I get lucky?
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Did I get lucky?
Yep, that green/blue plastic thing is the factory connector. So all you have to do is pull the resistor out of it and plug it back in to the airbag.

The little green strip that runs over to the middle of the blue side puts pressure on the pins, pop it loose with a small screw driver, then press it back down once the airbag is connected.
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Phenomenal, thank you for your help CloudySkys!
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