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Old 11th October 2015, 17:19   #1
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Default DIY: Installing a Momo Steering Wheel

Few months back I found that the stock steering of my 2001 Hyundai Accent had become ruobbery from top & had acquired a strange/weird smell.
So after looking for various options, on different e-commerce sites, I found a perfect setup & at a very reasonable price (see link)
Even after ordering the parts, my biggest fear was wrong HUB so I decide to do a DIY, so that I can check for the HUB compatibility myself.

Warning: Such mods should not be attempted on cars with airbags/SRS

IMPORTANT: Disconnect battery

Here is a PDF file for wire identification on Accents
wires1995-2005.pdf

Tools required:
1) Box Spanners: 18mm, 19mm, 20 mm
2) Ratchet handles for box spanners (You can manage with 19mm "T" spanner also)
3) Pliers
4) Electrical tape
5) Screw driver +/- (both)
6) Dust cloth to wipe out dirt & grease / Face towel to wipe out sweat
7) T-i-m-e

The stock steering
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Gently pull from top side & the horn button of stock steering will come open.
Don't worry, its of good quality so nothing will snap.
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You will require box spanner (Size 19mm) to open the center nut.
It opens anti-clockwise.
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This stub is (+) HORN connection but would not match with delivered HUB, so had to do some JUGAAD (alternate arrangement)
DIY: Installing a Momo Steering Wheel-imag1325.jpg

The HUB for aftermarket steering
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That mirrored section (yellow circled) is what need to be in connection with that STUB shown in photo above.
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Unfortunately I found this after fixing the HUB
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There are two big connectors on steering column:
LEFT (is dedicated to WIPER)
RIGHT (Pull out the one on right side & locate HORN wire)
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Blue (THIN) wire in 2000-2002 Hyundai Accents.
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Good quality wires were supplied with steering so I used a long piece (to accommodate for movement of steering) & pulled it through the hole behind HUB & connected it to HORN button.
Connected the battery & tried the horn. All good
Tape the joint very nicely.
Tighten the center NUT
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Slip-on the robber cover of HUB & fix your steering. I missed to photo-record this part.
Six SS screws are supplied along with allen-key to mount the steering & horn button on HUB
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The spanner size
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The link for ordered part is also given below:
http://www.snapdeal.com/product/spee...20for%20accent
DISCLAIMER: Neither I work for the e-comm company nor I endorse it.

The performance of steering is GOOD & I enjoyed my first drive.

A parting shot
DIY: Installing a Momo Steering Wheel-imag1343.jpg

Regards-Sonu

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Old 11th October 2015, 18:00   #2
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Nice work there, my friend. You really sailed through the hitches, didn't you ?

The steering looks dang sporty and has managed to spruce the interiors a bit as well. Most of the cars these days have small horn pads which makes people use their forearms/ the other hand as, the thumbs do not reach the pad. The MOMO steering has a miniscule pad so, taking the other hand off every time you need to honk is the only way out. Hope that doesn't bother you much in stop and go traffic

You could have also considered getting the steering wheel wrapped in semi or original leather as that could have proved to be a bit more economical as well.

Cheerio,
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Most of the cars these days have small horn pads which makes people use their forearms/ the other hand as, the thumbs do not reach the pad. The MOMO steering has a miniscule pad so, taking the other hand off every time you need to honk is the only way out. Hope that doesn't bother you much in stop and go traffic
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Thanks Shivang.

The steering is one size smaller but that also makes using the horn button easy. Yes its not as comfortable as STOCK but then it is also a blessing in disguise.
Due to this little distance, one tends to use less of HORN and contribute to lesser noise pollution in your own way.

Nevertheless my other cars are classic fiats, whose horn buttons are of similar shape & distance as it is now with this Momo steering.

Attaching PDF file for wire identification on Accents.
wires1995-2005.pdf

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Nevertheless my other cars are classic fiats, whose horn buttons are of similar shape & distance as it is now with this Momo steering.

Regards-Sonu
The below picture is what struck me after I saw the horn pad on the new MOMO steering wheel and your t-bhp profile picture. Little did I know, that this is exactly the view you enjoy even today

DIY: Installing a Momo Steering Wheel-strng1.jpg

Now that I think of it, I wonder what is it with the Italians that they prefer smaller pads

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The below picture is what struck me after I saw the horn pad on the new MOMO steering wheel and your t-bhp profile picture. Little did I know, that this is exactly the view you enjoy even today

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Now that I think of it, I wonder what is it with the Italians that they prefer smaller pads

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The silver ring around the pad is the horn in the FIAT right?

Does the center part (PAL) also buzz the horn?
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Just one question? Is the mod safe? I mean whether a DIY instill that much confidence as a professionally accomplished Job? Is there an iota of risk involved in carrying out the procedure.

A rather amateurish question but what about steering feedback? Do you manage to get the centre?
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The performance of steering is GOOD & I enjoyed my first drive.
Great looking steering wheel and a nice DIY! I would love to do this to my car at some point.

Just one question, do you happen to know what happens in case of a vehicle with an airbag. Where does the airbag go once you change the wheel?
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The silver ring around the pad is the horn in the FIAT right?

Does the center part (PAL) also buzz the horn?
Yes, the silver ring is connected to the horn. This is what buzzes the horn.

PAL is the cover for that screw. Decorative piece IMO.
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Great looking steering and excellent DIY. I guess its time now to match the sporty steering wheel with some sporty seat covers or rather bucket seats
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Just one question? Is the mod safe? I mean whether a DIY instill that much confidence as a professionally accomplished Job? Is there an iota of risk involved in carrying out the procedure.
A rather amateurish question but what about steering feedback? Do you manage to get the centre?
No question is amateurish, when it deals with safety.
Had it been done by some garage/mechanic, I may have had my reservations but since I have done the DIY myself, I am quite confident of it.
If you mean steering centre then it is centered. No sway.
For the DIY and the equipment material, I am quite confident.

To be frank, my 15 year old Accent is worth 75K in market today. Hence it does not make sense buying a 5K-7K steering and even the stock steering cost upwards off 2750/- plus taxes; at Hyundai A.S.S.

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Just one question, do you happen to know what happens in case of a vehicle with an airbag. Where does the airbag go once you change the wheel?
Please DO NOT EVER try these installs on steering with Airbags.

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Yes, the silver ring is connected to the horn. This is what buzzes the horn. PAL is the cover for that screw. Decorative piece IMO.
Hi Anurag, I may not agree with your here.
In my Fiats, the silver ring is a FIXED surround & the black button is actual horn button.
The afore-mentioned arrangements was widely seen in AMBASSADORS & definitely in few fiats too, so I think there would be some minor changes in the setup there.
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The stock steering.
This stub is (+) HORN connection but would not match with delivered HUB, so had to do some JUGAAD (alternate arrangement).
The HUB for aftermarket steering.
That mirrored section (yellow circled) is what need to be in connection with that STUB shown in photo above.
Hi, thanks for the detailed post, have a Momo-Prototipo myself that was bought a couple of years ago & currently lying unused at home - hence your post made for interesting reading.
I had tried to install it a few months back, but ran into similar issues that you did, hence backed off - your thread is great encouragement in this regard - Thanks !
If you still have the stock steering wheel, can I trouble you to post the underside of that too ?
Thanks in advance...
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Here is my Momo steering wheel install thread in my Astar (now sold).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post2119355 (Steering Wheel Hub Adaptor for A-Star)
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If you still have the stock steering wheel, can I trouble you to post the underside of that too? Thanks in advance...
Hope these help:
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Here is my Momo steering wheel install thread in my Astar.
Actually, was planning to link your Momo install post to this thread myself .
As asked & answered on that thread, for turn signal cancellation, the steering column has plastic pins which seat into matching holes in the underside of the wheel.
In my case, the pins are too wide to seat properly into the holes in the hub - widening the holes in the hub should allow turn signal cancellation though.
Now, worried about the horn too !
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As asked & answered on that thread, for turn signal cancellation, the steering column has plastic pins which seat into matching holes in the underside of the wheel.
In my case, the pins are too wide to seat properly into the holes in the hub - widening the holes in the hub should allow turn signal cancellation though.
I agree and had matched the three holes with that of signal cancellation turnstile, but one of them was not matching so after testing it with new HUB I had to thin out one pin to fit it snugly in the given hole. Now it works just fine.

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