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« on: July 24, 2006, 04:09:14 PM »

Hey All,

I have VIP steering wheel that was installed before i bought my shell.

My question is do you know how to remove the horn cover to unbolt it.

This is a very expensive wheel and I dont see any obvious way to pop the cover off or other options and I dont want to experiment.(Unless I have too) Grin

Anyone with first hand knowledge on this product line? Any tricks?

I have replaced many vehicle wheels, but this installation is clean and tight and no hints of removal.

Cliff
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 04:33:36 PM »

Cliff,
    Give Rich a call at International Bus & Parts 1-800-468-5287.  They sell the VIP wheels, he should be able to answer your question.  Jack
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 06:20:42 PM »

Hi Ciff,
My VIP center cap just pulls off...it's a friction fit. Just get something under the center cap (protect the hub) and the center pulls straight out...no turning or locks or screws. Only the center moveable horn button part comes out...the black steering wheel ring stays with the steering wheel. Don't try to pull the outer ring off. I have the non-'very expensive VIP wheel...has a black center hub with moveable horn in the center...stainless spokes and leather-like outer...I'll assume that they all come apart similarly.
I have to pull the steering wheel and re-align it every time I turn the steering box adjustment. I've done that twice, and the steering box adjustments have improved the steering feel...but I'm not sure about "centering" or anything else really. The steering isn't binding at all. May take a little more out of it soon. You guys with the GMs have the "sports car" steeing. Mine ain't exactly a slot car.
It's ready to go again and I'm not gonna screw with any mechanicals till I return....lest I terminally alter something!
See you at Timmonsville! JR
BTW, did you get the muffler repaired? Do you still have a muffler?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 06:20:52 PM »

Rich I have one on my bus. It fits real tight, just take someting small that won't scar and gently pry each side out. It just clips in.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 06:23:38 PM »

Here it is.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 06:30:32 PM »

Nice looking dash Beatenbo!  That's the same steeing wheel that I have...the 3" center prys out...
Wish my dash looked like that!  MC9s got ugly dashes...can't read the things when driving in the sun. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 06:37:58 PM »

I had a 96A3 before and the gauges set so deep you could't see the in the day. I thought several times about spacing and raising them flush.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2006, 06:56:26 PM »

Hay Guy's,

Thats the same wheel I have also...  Funny, It looks like my dash and wheel in my bus

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2006, 07:36:54 PM »

Cliff, I'm not sure what yor vip wheel looks like. If it looks like the one pictured below on another reply I can't help. If your vip wheel has a rectangle center maybe I can. Mine is the vip smartwheel but they also make the rectangle without the buttons, anyways mine on the backside of the rectangle center has a hole in it at an angle, you put your screwdriver deep in the hole & unscrew the single philips head screw then the centerpiece unhinges. Hope this helps. Ray
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 11:59:52 AM »

JR is correct...................

HI JACK CONRAD
I made it move for you
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 04:03:43 PM »

Heres a picture of my wheel of off the VIP site



It is different other than the obvious in that only the center rubber comes off(part pushed on for horn) and not the whole center cap.

I had tried to remove it with a small screwdriver originally, but it did not want to come off.

A little brave Undecided prying and it came off, it was the only way that made sense, but what a fit.

My hats off to the VIP people on an excellent product and fit.

Anyway, fixed my turn signal switch, figured out an annoying rattle and put the wheel back on with the spokes in the proper place.

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.

Cliff
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2006, 06:58:09 PM »


Cliff, that's a race car steering wheel! No wonder your bus is so much faster than mine! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 02:47:24 PM »

Hi JR,

JR wrote:Cliff, that's a race car steering wheel ! No wonder your bus is so much faster than mine!

Now I know you are aware of what a sportscar it is. (except in NC 8-9% grades)

The wheel is fuzzy to conceal the actual style from all you copycats or wannabees Grin

Wait until I get the Spinners Shocked

Good to hear from you

Cliff
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