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1) Make sure wheels are straight. Unplug the battery, and wait about 10mins.



2) On the back of the steering wheel are these caps. Take them off with your fingers or flat head.



3) Take the flat head and put it into the holes and push hard straight. It will feel like a type of spring. Take your other hand and feel for the airbag to move forward while pulling up slightly. Do this for both sides. Once released, take your hand and gently pull up on the airbag, It may feel still stuck, just pull a little harder.



4) Once removed, a yellow, orange, and green wire will be connected to it. Try to keep the airbag away from your body and face as much as you can while working on it. The green is for the horn, and the orange and yellow are airbag. Disconnect the green wire by just pulling it straight off. Now for the airbag wires. While holding the airbag in your one hand, take a pair of pliers and squeeze them on the black piece and pull straight up. Do this for both. The airbag is now freed. Place the airbag upright somewhere away from you.



5) Now is the cruise/audio connector. Just unplug that connector. I found the next step to be useful putting the steering wheel into it's locked position. Unscrew the bolt in the middle with a socket wrench, and remove the bolt. Now you can just simply wiggle the wheel back and forth, and the wheel will just pop off.



6) Replace with the new steering wheel and reverse the directions.



7) Enjoy!!

NOTE: The difference between the 07-08 and 09-11, is the buttons are illuminated in 09-11 and needs two extra wires. But other then that it's all plug in play and the 07-08 steering wheels can be mounted anyways even without the extra two wires and still keep the cruise function. I wouldn't doubt it's reversible too! I transferred my cruise buttons so I keep the illuminated buttons. This was alot easier than I expected.

Can you load up those pic? You should leave it for ever those pic. I never delete picture for forums on photobucket or this problem would happend. Thanks.
 

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I'm bout to try this as well. But it's hard to find all stuff required.
and I wanna try this. seems good to know about my car and save money.
Anyway, this post is great help.
and I will appreciate if you post wiring work.

Thanks!!
 

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I'm bout to try this as well. But it's hard to find all stuff required.
and I wanna try this. seems good to know about my car and save money.
Anyway, your post is great help.

Thanks!!
 

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There is no wiring work. The old plug is the same plug for the leather wrap with audio/cruise. Just unplug the old one, remove the wheel, replace with new wheel, and plug new plug in. That simple. If you need to know about wiring audio to radio, I have a how too on that as well, but you saw that ealier, :) What stuff is hard to find? Go to ebay and look for a SL leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise buttons. Get a socket set, and a flat head screwdriver. Thats all you need. The steering wheel may be hard to find, but I looked everyday for 2 weeks before I found one.
 

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Very nice guide, I'd put it to good use if I ever could find a SL leather wheel (preferably with audio controls) to get for it as ebay never has them only the rubber variants :(
 

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Id like to get a hold of a 350Z steering wheel
That would be nice. I wounder if they use the same clockspring? If so that would be just as easy. I believe the airbag connections are the same.
 

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I want to get some lighted steering wheel controls for my '08 SL. I haven't been able to find any junkers that are '09 or newer with both audio and cruise on the steering wheel. Up until recently I thought the steering wheel was all one piece (at around $600 for the leather wheel with audio controls and cruise), but it turns out you can buy the switches and trim pieces separately and they're relatively inexpensive.

For those who are interested in swapping, the part number for both cruise and audio is 25550-ZW80A and costs around $85 at online parts stores. The one with just cruise and a blank left piece is 25550-ZW80B and runs around $55. Both have the left and right pieces, lights, switches and connector.

One thing that concerns me is the wiring. Will I have to run any new wires for the lights or is it just plug and play? If so, I'd like to patch them into the circuit for the dash so they come on with the instrument panel lights.
 

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I want to get some lighted steering wheel controls for my '08 SL. I haven't been able to find any junkers that are '09 or newer with both audio and cruise on the steering wheel. Up until recently I thought the steering wheel was all one piece (at around $600 for the leather wheel with audio controls and cruise), but it turns out you can buy the switches and trim pieces separately and they're relatively inexpensive.

For those who are interested in swapping, the part number for both cruise and audio is 25550-ZW80A and costs around $85 at online parts stores. The one with just cruise and a blank left piece is 25550-ZW80B and runs around $55. Both have the left and right pieces, lights, switches and connector.

One thing that concerns me is the wiring. Will I have to run any new wires for the lights or is it just plug and play? If so, I'd like to patch them into the circuit for the dash so they come on with the instrument panel lights.
I would like to get more info about those switches and the instalation. In the internet i found the interface, but i don't know if function properly. In e-bay you can see it arround $50 bucks.
 

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I ordered the illuminated switches from my local dealer and picked up the part today. I'll see about installing it this weekend and take some pics.
 

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After picking up the part and examining some pictures on eBay, it appears the '07 and '08 switches have the same connectors, but the male (and presumably the female) connector are missing a gray striped wire in socket #1 and a yellow striped wire in socket #4. Both yellow and gray wires go into each side. Going from what I know about stereo wiring, I believe these are negative and positive power for the lights in the switches. If anyone knows different, please speak up.

On the old plug the connections are there, it's just there's no wires going into the sockets. I don't think there's any separate interface for the lighting. It appears to be just a dumb circuit. When the dash lights come on, the steering wheel lights come on.

It should just be a matter of finding a point where I can cut the wiring for the dash lights and patch the female connector into the circuit. Hopefully the wiring color in the dash will match. I'm hoping I can get to the wiring from the driver's side footwell without having to disassemble the dashboard. It will probably require taking the jacket off the steering column to run the wire into the female connector on the steering column.

Depending on the level of complexity involved, I may make a new "how to."
 

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Additional pics detailing airbag removal

Here are some pics I took when removing my airbag. Notice the "hairspring" clips that are pushed inward to release the plastic latches on the back of the airbag. Als, be careful you do not pull the airbag too far forward before disconnecting the green wire. I inadvertently pulled the thin brass strip loose that the wire attaches to.







 

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Hi Versa S 2009, When you put back the airbag, did it click back in when pressed down or did you have to push back on the retaining clips so that the airbag could slip in and sit properly.
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Hi Versa S 2009, When you put back the airbag, did it click back in when pressed down or did you have to push back on the retaining clips so that the airbag could slip in and sit properly.
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JasonS17
For me everything "clicked" back into place after applying steady pressure against the airbag. All I did prior to putting it back was make sure the retaining clips were in their correct position, and I also checked that no wires would be pinched as I fitted it back on. If you guide it in well enough the process should go smoothly!
 

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Thanks Dovi04 and Versa 2009 email. Your replies to my inquiry are highly appreciated. I haven't changed the clockspring yet but will do so in the coming weeks. Your replies have boosted my confidence. Thanks again.
JasonS17
 

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I am changing the clock spring on my 2007 Versa SL. I push the retaining spring at both sides and both side of the airbag moved up a bit. I have a hard time pull it free. OP instruction step 3 said "... It may feel still stuck, just pull a little harder".

Any help will be appreciated and I like to finish replacing the clock spring today if possible.

Do I need to push the airbag up and pull the top toward me?
OR just pull the top toward me?

Is this a two person job? - with one person push the latching spring from both side and another person to pull the airbag up.
 
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