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I haven't seen any pictures of the Honda Shifter, Steering wheel cover installs so I took some while I installed them on my SC.


Goodies...:)

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The right lighting

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The right work area. Notice the large coffee...Most important tool in the shop!

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The right tools

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Removing the OD switch

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The wires are not long...no tugging;-)

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More on the way
 

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Shifter, Steering wheel install continued.

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Old shifter removed.
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OD button and spring removed. Careful when removing the button..the spring will jump out, and fall off the face of the earth. (Spent 15 min looking for it..:roll:)
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Regrease the OD button before reinstall. I used a high grade bearing grease)
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New Shifter installed.
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Blue locktite on the screws before reinstalling.
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Shifter, Steering wheel cover install continued.

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Reinstalling the fixing screws.
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10 min. job. :)
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On to the wheel cover...Note coffee,:grin: for install mental sharpness
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Cleaning the wheel.
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Cover fitted into place. I started from the bottom and held it in place with my knees, while I slid it into place.
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Now I have never laced anything other than my own shoes, so this should be fun.:|
 

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Steering wheel cover install continued.

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First few stiches

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Note leather glove, unless you want the mother of all paper cuts I suggest you wear one.:shock:
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Keeping tension on the thread, hard to do and still feed the thread back to the next hole. The thread seems to have a mind of its own and kept getting tangled on any, and all protrusions (including the buttons on my shorts).
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After stuggling a bit with the straight needle I took it and placed it in the vise and curved it with some needle nose pliers...Made it alot easier to hook and pull the needle when the gaps started to get tight.
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Steering wheel cover install continued.

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Getting closer to finished.
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Curving the needle was the best idea I had.
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Done! Now for a little conditioner.
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And there you go...Now the Honda instuctions states that it should take 1 hour to do this install..Yah right!:roll: Maybe, if you did this kind of thing all day, or where an octopus. I dunno, maybe i'm lacing challanged but it took me 2 and 1/2 hours.

I'm not going to win any speed lacing contests, but I think it came out ok.:-D
 

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nice.. now when you gonna go back and restitch it in orange thread ;)
 

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nice.. now when you gonna go back and restitch it in orange thread ;)
Trust me, it's rattling in my brain already. :roll:
 

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Really nice write up and pics.And yes the coffee is the most important part :grin:
 

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I did both of these mods several years ago, but didn't think to do a write up! Great job!

It took me 2-3 hours to sew on that steering wheel cover, and for some reason I didn't think to put on gloves. My fingers were just worn raw by the time I was done. Also, I didn't think to bend the needle - great idea!

Given how little "thinking" I was doing at the time, I'm surprised that it all turned out as well as it did! Maybe I need to start drinking coffee instead of beer when doing an install...
 

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how do you like the feel of the steering wheel cover? i'm considering it but can't decide...

also, did you get it from H&A or elsewhere?
I love the feel, as it added a little girth to the size if the wheel. It's also much smoother than the stock plastic.

Got it, and the shifter from H&A for around $100 shipped.
 
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