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How to Install a BOSS 302 Alcantra Suede Steering Wheel on Your 2010-2012 Mustang

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • 8mm socket
  • 24mm deep socket
  • Small or adjustable wrench
  • Small flathead screwdriver
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Installation

Installation


Before:

Installation Instructions:

1. Disconnect your battery, always negative side first. After this, you should leave the car alone for approximately 20 minutes. This will allow the airbag module to fully lose its charge and prevents the airbag from accidentally deploying during the installation process.

2. Use the flathead screwdriver to pry the plugs on the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock side of the steering wheel in order to gain access to the screws holding the airbag module in place.


3. Once the plugs are off, use the 8mm socket to remove the (2) bolts inside. Don’t worry about dropping the bolts inside the wheel as they are quite long and you can easily pull them out with your fingers.


4. Store the bolts and plugs in a safe place so you don’t lose them. Now you can remove the airbag module. Using both hands at the 11 and 5 o’clock positions of the module, slowly wiggle and pull out the module. It may take a little force to get it to budge at first, but be careful once you feel it loosen as it does not come out too far.


5. Now with the module out, you can unplug the (2) electrical connections attached to the back of the airbag module. Pinch the (2) tabs on the sides of the connectors and pull them out perpendicular to the back of the module. Once the module is disconnected, you can place it face up on the passenger side floor. Be sure to always hold the front of the module away from you if you decide to place it elsewhere. 6.


6. Disconnect the cruise control electrical connection by pinching the tab on it and pulling it out.

7. Using the 24mm deep socket, remove the bolt in the middle. It is important to have a deep socket or extension since you do not want to rub on the steering wheel and damage the wheel.


8. Now with the bolt and cruise control connector off, you can pull the wheel off. Once the old steering wheel is removed, all that should be left are the (2) electrical connections for the airbag module.


9. You can now place the Boss wheel on. Don’t worry if it doesn’t appear to go in all the way as the bolt will draw it in further. Before bolting it however, first plug in the cruise control connection from the Boss wheel now that you have easier access. Once that is done, you can screw the bolt back on using the 24mm socket.


10. Next, reattach the airbag module. Plug both connections into the module and carefully slide it back into place. You can check if the module is in enough by checking the alignment of the screws on the sides that hold the module in place.


11. Once the airbag module is aligned, you can reinstall the 8mm bolts on both sides, followed by the plugs.

12. Lastly, reconnect your battery.

Go for a cruise and enjoy your new Boss Alcantara Wheel!


This guide applies to Mustang years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and Submodels: Boss 302, V6, GT, GT500