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Paint steering wheel trim panels on 14-15 tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 15TRDPro, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Jun 8, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    15TRDPro

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    this is my first DIY so here we go. If you want to paint or wrap, this is how you remove the trim panels on a 14-15 steering wheel. You'll need a T30 torx, pry tool and Philips screw driver.
    First step is to disconnect the negative battery terminal (10 MM socket)
    On bothe sides of the steering wheel there are 2 small access panels that need to be removed to get to the T30 torx.
    Using a pry tool, pry off those two panels. You'll see a single T30 on each side.
    Remove these, they hold the airbag in.
    Pull straight out on the airbag and set it on top of the steering wheel.
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    just reverse the steps to put it back together.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    matluth

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    Well done! Very nifty.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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    Nice. You should enter this in the unique mod contest! Ill add this to the DIY list.

    Edit: added.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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    How do you get off the AC rings to paint those? Also, which paint are you using and how many layers?
     
  5. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:25 PM
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    the long panel above the glove box is clipped in as is the one to the left of the steering wheel. The ones on the left and right of the nav are a bit more challenging. radio has to be removed and most of the dash to remove the surround around the nav, they are screwed in from the back. took me about an hour to pull most of the dash apart. I used dupli color bed armor spray. I like it because it's textured and I know it will last forever. I put 4 light coats on.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:26 PM
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    thanks, I had a lot of trial and error when I was modding my 06 Tacoma x-runner.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    Good work with the description of pulling it apart.
     
  8. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    Now the question is, did you pull apart the TRD shift knob or just tape up the leather?
     
  9. Jun 8, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    didn't see any reason to pull it apart, I just removed it and taped it off.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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    Too much work. Im out.
     
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  11. Jun 25, 2015 at 10:17 AM
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    Saving this for later.
     
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    Jeremy do you know how to remove and replace the actual steering wheel. I am wanting to replace my stock leather wrapped wheel with one that includes wood grain grips. The place I am looking to purchase from uses genuine OEM Toyota wheel and adds the woodgrain or carbon fiber grips to it and you install yourself and send them back your old wheel in exchange. You use your existing airbag and electrical wheel controls and just swap out the actual steering wheel. They indicate its easy to do yourself and say it can be done in about 30 mins. Problem is I can't find anything to show me how to replace the wheel 2014+ Tundra's. Closest thing I have found is your thread so thought you might know since the instructions you provided would at least be the first few steps in actually removing the steering wheel itself. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    Sorry, I didn't really pay much attention to removing the whole wheel. You might try a dealership, ask if they will print you out a schematic for removing the wheel.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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    Looks good! I may actually try doing this!
     
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