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How to Install a Ford Racing GT500 Steering Wheel on Your 2005-2009 Mustang

Installation Time

1 hours

Tools Required
  • Small straight blade screwdriver
  • 8mm combination wrench
  • 8mm socket, ratchet & 4" extension (1/4" drive)
  • 24mm socket, ratchet & 4" extension (1/2" drive)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Work light
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Installation Instructions:

1. Before attempting steering wheel removal, disconnect negative battery terminal using the 8mm combination wrench to prevent accidental activation of airbag.

2. On each side of stock steering wheel behind arms remove the plastic plug caps with the small screwdriver.

3. Remove the (2) 8mm bolts that are found under the plastic plug caps that hold the airbag in place.

4. Remove wires from the airbag and place airbag in secure location to avoid damage. (Airbag to be used with new steering wheel)

5. Unplug steering wheel wiring harness using the needle nose pliers.

6. Use the 24mm socket and ratchet to remove steering wheel center bolt.

7. Remove stock steering wheel being careful not to damage airbag wires. (No wheel puller required)

8. Now install the new steering wheel and feed the two yellow coated wires through the hole in the base of steering wheel.

9. Plug in and reinstall airbag assembly using the two 8mm bolts, then plug holes with plastic caps

10. Reconnect battery and test horn and turn signals for correct operation.

11. Enjoy the look and feel of your new GT 500 Steering Wheel!

Installation Instructions written by AmericanMuscle customer Dennis Brown 4.24.12

This guide applies to Vehicle years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and Submodels: Bullitt, V6, GT, GT500