Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-11, 22:40
N13L VV's Avatar
N13L VV N13L VV is offline
Van Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Glenavy
Posts: 138
T4 Post Icon How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

ok guys ive wanted a nice steering wheel for ages now so have read up all the threads i could find about what fits etc. Anyhow i firstly bought one of the nicer T4 steering wheels with the chrome badge that was a straight fit but i still wanted something different . I then bought a nice MOMO wheel and boss that had been fitted to a golf . But that didnt fit so after a bit of investigation i sussed out i needed the spline adapter from VW part No. 191 419 514. i then came across a lovely 3 spoke leather vw wheel from a passat in a breakers yard and really fancied it .

Here it is fitted , It is a lovely chunky wheel to hold and the leather feels nice . also it cancels the indicators with the little ring i got with it from the passat.





Now for the progress pics

First take off the steering wheel centre / hornpush to get at the big nut that hold the wheel on . now take off the nut and slide the wheel off




Next get the Spline adapter VW part no 191 419 514. to bring splines up from 17mm to 27mm





At first i thought the adapter didnt fit but i was just an extremely tight fit . I just greased up the inside then placed it on and screwed down the big nut to slide it on.





next take the plastic ring from the passat and trim of a few bits that are not needed but make sure to leave the indicator cancel tab .





The plastic ring has a couple of pins that locate it on the back of the wheel , so pop it in place and your ready to fit the wheel. Now you are left with a bit of a gap so i just used a rubber sleeve from an old boss to cover the gap .






you will also need a big washer as the nut is almost same size as the large splin hole and you dont want the wheel coming off in your hands . Tighten it all up , pop in the centre and job done .



Looks nice through the window i think , nice and modern but still with a factory look .


im now left with 3 spare wheels ill be selling soon lol

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-09-11, 10:21
NiSk NiSk is offline
Van Jedi
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Sweden
Posts: 294
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Very nice wheel - but you cheated! - where's the airbag? I'd like to fit one on my 98 T4 2.5 TDi (which already has an airbag) and keep the airbag function. Has anyone done that? change wheels from large T4 with airbag to smaller Passat, etc. with airbag?

//NiSk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-09-11, 15:22
baz666's Avatar
baz666 baz666 is offline
Van Master Jedi
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Posts: 724
T4 Post Icon Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Great thread fella i`v been after changing my wheel for a while now...how much is the spline adaptor ???



just rang them for anyone else that wants to know spline adaptor is 9.75 all in at TPS VW parts in ipswich away.

Last edited by baz666; 02-09-11 at 15:52.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 15-11-11, 23:48
alexbrownbread alexbrownbread is offline
Van Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leeds
Posts: 180
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Sweet, gonna have a go at this!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 16-11-11, 15:26
Abyss's Avatar
Abyss Abyss is offline
Serial Poster
I Support CLIC Sargent
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,259
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Hey looks good, i like it!

I have 98 T4b and have the bottom wheel fitted in your picture of 3, and i also have the 2nd wheel (top right) would they be a straight swop or are the splines different?

So if I am to get a passat wheel, which year was yours? My van doesnt have airbag so i take it you just dont connect that bit up etc?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 16-11-11, 16:32
Aurora's Avatar
Aurora Aurora is offline
Lord of the T4s
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Newport/Cardiff
Posts: 1,656
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Love the new wheel mate!, my van already has an airbag wheel and the later blue/red clocks as it's a 2004 model,
do I still need a spline adaptor or can I just fit a wheel like yours?.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 16-11-11, 19:46
paul20v's Avatar
paul20v paul20v is offline
Serial Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Pembrokeshire
Posts: 3,992
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Quote:
Originally Posted by Insanity View Post
Love the new wheel mate!, my van already has an airbag wheel and the later blue/red clocks as it's a 2004 model,
do I still need a spline adaptor or can I just fit a wheel like yours?.
Ive asked this a few times and never had a reply about anything todo with changing an air bag steering wheel for something compatible
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 16-11-11, 20:03
Flash000's Avatar
Flash000 Flash000 is offline
Van Master Jedi
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 986
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

I do like the look of that wheel, may have to keep an eye out for one.

Thanks for the write up
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 16-11-11, 20:18
Piggy78's Avatar
Piggy78 Piggy78 is offline
Van Master Jedi
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Essex
Posts: 649
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

I have a 96 T4 and I have the spline adaptor so am I right in pressuming that if I fit a passat steering boss it will still cancel the indicators??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 16-11-11, 21:11
Aurora's Avatar
Aurora Aurora is offline
Lord of the T4s
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Newport/Cardiff
Posts: 1,656
Default Re: How to fit Modern VW steering wheel to 99 T4 with spline adapter

Quote:
Originally Posted by paul20v View Post
Ive asked this a few times and never had a reply about anything todo with changing an air bag steering wheel for something compatible
Well maybe one of us can suss this then mate, I'll let you know if I find out and vice-versa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
spline adaptor, steering wheel

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
First Name
Surname
Postcode
Postbit Orientation
Change the display of the avatars and members types.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Body & Engine Type
Tell us about your van.

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:55.