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Which would be easier? by whitestar
Started on: 10-05-2014 05:47 PM
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Report this Post10-05-2014 05:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whitestarSend a Private Message to whitestarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have got the firebird radio and wiring working together with the firebird steering wheel. However, I still have the stock 87GT steering wheel and column in my car. So which would be the easiest way to do this? One, tear apart the both columns and savage and build one with parts from both, or two take out the stock Fiero column and replace it with the firebird one. Can this be done, I don't know. Maybe some body on here does?
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I would think the Firebird steering wheel on your present column would be pretty easy. You might have to get a Firebird hub or modify the Fiero one, but I think they're pretty similar. Many, many cars use essentially the same column. Somebody did what you're doing using a Gran Prix wheel. Try searching the forum.
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Year of FB?
GM change them allot in more resent models. Likely is a big job to not happening to mix column parts or switching a whole column.

Any w/ air bags is a problem. Try finding dummy to replace the air bag. Live air bags are very dangerous. W/o wired to controller can still go off from static electric etc.

Lower half of column is design the fit Fiero.
Upper half takes many Saginaw column parts but up to __ year. GM made changes over time in 90's.

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Sorry about that.I won't be using the airbag. I think the firebird steering wheel came off a 98. The firebird column is listed 99-02 I just bought it off of ebay. I was wondering which would be easier to swap? Taking the upper shalf, slip ring,column bowl, steering wheel from the firebird and put in and on the fiero column or just swap the firebird column completely for the fiero if it would fit and work right?

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I have this set up on my Fiero. I just changed the upper steering shaft. The rest of the parts from the Fiero worked well with the clock spring, ect.
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Originally posted by notwohorns:

I have this set up on my Fiero. I just changed the upper steering shaft. The rest of the parts from the Fiero worked well with the clock spring, ect.


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