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does any 1 no how i would change my badge on my steering wheel to a tuscuni 1 coz i cnt find how to take off the old 1

thanks bova
 

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alot of members have just sanded the "drunken h" down and got one of the replacements and stuck it in, i'm not 100% on an other way but we will find some more info and try find a walkthrough maybe and post it up here for you mate! :)

if you don't wanna do that the steering wheels and airbag will have to come off/out and cut out the "h" to do it properly!
 

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Flat head screwdriver, pry up the two sides of the h so they form a kind of loop on each side. Then put the screwdriver through the "loops" and pull very hard. It's how I did mine.

You can see the replacement badge in this pic
 

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If it's a gen3/3.5/siii at any rate, as they are the only ones I can vouch for, you will need:

Replcaement Tuscani badge
1x (preferably 2x) thin edged but sturdy flat-head screwdrivers
1x (preferably 2x) sturdy pliers - not needle-nosed realistically
1x 10mm spanner or deep socket
Stanley knife (or any sharp knife should do!)
1x Needle nose pliers
Varying grit-ratings of sandpaper (not 100% necessary but deifinitely worthwhile!)
Superglue (possibly!)
some form of measurable upper body strength
30 minutes free time.

>> First off disconnect the NEGATIVE battery terminal using the 10mm spanner/socket. (NOTE: if using a socket it needs to be a deep socket as the next terminal will have a long screw thread!)
>> Next disconnect the POSOTIVE battery terminal to be safe. Press the brake pedal fully down to discharge any remaining voltage in the system. This will stop the airbag deploying mid-modification, if still worried wait 30 minutes.
>> Get your one or two screwdrivers and pry the "H" up along all edges as much as you can.
>> Using the one or two sets of pliers, PULL the "H" out. This can be very physically demanding and you will most likely hit yourself a few times quite hard and get very tired as you pull it off in broken chunks... this is normal!
>> Using the stanley knife (or any sharp knife) make an incision along one of the side-edges of the oval recess left, now using the needle nose pliers pull out the thin backing plate from the inside of the airbag plate.
>> Try and smooth the area down as much as you can, coarse sandpaper is very good for this!
>> Attach your new Tuscani badge, this should fit perfectly if it is an OEM badge from Performance Coupe etc, I cannot vouch for any aftermarket ones. Superglue may be required but don't use much if you need it as it will eat away at the under-side of the badge and ruin it!
>> JOB DONE!!
 

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its a bitch of a job.you can get metal t badges like mine off ebay that fit over the h,hence not having to remove H badge.depends what you want i dont like the ebay sticky t badges for on the steering wheel.you can see mine here

 

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none on at moment will post a link soon as see one
 

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Really considering debadging my steering wheel, sounds like it's a bit of a pain but I'm sure I can find someone to do it for me. I want to debadge it completely though, not rebadge with Tuscani. Any suggestions?
 

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ooh tough one. if u just took it off it could look crap with holes in the steering wheel so u would need something to replace it with. maybe get a custom one done up?
 

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hutchy said:
Flat head screwdriver, pry up the two sides of the h so they form a kind of loop on each side. Then put the screwdriver through the "loops" and pull very hard. It's how I did mine.

You can see the replacement badge in this pic
sorry for posting twice but where did u get that one from Hutchy? any close up pics of it?
 

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yeah, I would definitely replace it with something, it would look AWFUL with the holes in it....looking for suggestions on what to replace it with. Tuscani badge is really nice but I just want to go for a simplistic, clean look.
 

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I removed my H badge and stuck a thin sheet of aluminium (about 0.75mm thick) in its place.
I then stuck the Tuscani badge to the aluminium.
It gave the badge a nice flat surface to stick to, and the new badge doesn't stand proud of the surounding plastic.

(Note to self.......must get some pics of steering wheel badge........)
 

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Just to point out we're not talking 'bacofoil' here.
The aluminium has to be thick enough to resist bending under finger pressure.

Once I'd removed the H badge, the steering wheel had a H shaped recess inside the oval.
I used cut-up double sided foam sticky pads to fill in the biggest bits of the recess, and then clear general purpose 'bostick' (which has a bit of substance to it, unlike superglue) to actually fix the aluminium in place.

The aluminium I get from work, but if you want a few bits to try send me a PM and I'll gladly put some in the post for you.
 

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Was thinking about covering the wheel in leather but changed my mind because thought it might affect the airbag if the worst should happen....it would look cool but I wouldn't want to risk it.
 
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