After practising on TC's car at Awesome's open day, I felt happy to attempt it on mine The Product: -
OSIR O-Shift GT, supplied by roboknInstalling: -
Tools needs: -
10mm Spanner or Socket
Medium Size Flat Blade Screwdriver
T15 Size Torx Screwdriver
Neddle Nose PilarsStep 1 - Disconnect the Battery
Remove the negative terminal connection from the battery using the 10mm spanner or socket.Step 2 -Removing the Airbag
Drop the steering wheel all the way down and extend reach all the way out to give as much room as possible.
Turn the wheel one 1/4 turn to the right
Now using the mirror to help see what your doing use the flat blade screwdriver unclip the airbag.
Now turn the wheel to the left and repeat.
The airbag should now be loose. Pull it forward and unclip the two cables (yellow one on the top and black one on the bottom).Step 3 - Removing the existing paddles
Undo the torx screw near the multi-function wheel buttons
Pull the buttons out and disconnect the small cable that goes to the paddles
Now undo the second screw that holds the paddles onto the wheel.
Carefully pull out the paddle and feed the cable through the steering wheel.Step 4 - Attach the new OSIR part to the existing paddle
On the existing paddle the button part is held on with a pin, this needs to be removed to separate the paddle.
From the bottom of the paddle start by push the pin through.
Once slight pushed through it can then be pulled out from the other end.
Note - if it sticks then lift the small tab in the middle of the paddle the sit half way down the pin to help hold it in place.
Now being careful separate the paddle from the button, there is a spring that you need to reuse!
Once separated drop the spring in the hole on the new OSIR paddle
Clip the two parts back together and reinsert the pin.
Now reinsert the paddle back into the wheel feeding the cable back through the hole in the steering wheel.
Screw the paddle back into place and insert the connecting cable back into the multi function wheel buttons. Screw the buttons back into place.
Now Repeat for the other side.Step 5 - Refit the airbag and reconnect the battery
Reconnect the two cables from the airbag to steering wheel.
Line up the airbag on the steering and push it back into place until both clips lock into place.
Finally reconnect and battery negative terminal and tighten the nut.
Crack open a beer or have well earned brew to reward yourself for not setting off the airbag
Here's a night time pic showing the new paddle lit-up with the red back lighting