changing steering wheel

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Hi. Looking to change the stock 2003 wheel from my c3 to another c3 wheel, wondering if I would need a kit or would it be plug and play.. the wheel doesn't come with an airbag and the airbag looks like the same kinda size. I have attached the one I'm looking at buying.


Citroen C3 Steering Wheel Swap
Citroen C3 Steering Wheel Swap
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BillWSS wrote:the wheel doesn't come with an airbag and the airbag looks like the same kinda size. I have attached the one I'm looking at buying.
The 2010 C3 and the DS3 air bag look similar, with different detailing but the 2002 C3 and DS3/2010 C3 driver air bags look completely different. I Can't see a 2002 C3 air bag fitting a DS3/2010 C3 steering wheel.

2003 Citroen C3 drivers air bag
2003 drivers air bag from a C3
2003 drivers air bag from a C3

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Citroen C3 2010 (DS) Drivers air bag
Citroen C3 2010 (DS) Drivers air bag
BillWSS wrote:Hi. Looking to change the stock 2003 wheel from my c3 to another c3 wheel,
I think you will be the first person here to fit such new style parts to such an old car, it will be interesting to see how it goes.


BillWSS wrote:wondering if I would need a kit or would it be plug and play.
I don't think you will find a 'kit'. What are you going to do about the air bag? 2010 airbag may differ in control over a 2002 air bag and the 2002 doesn't look like its going to get close to fitting properly.......
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Changing the steering wheel is one that your insurance company will want to know about, you're changing the car from its manufacturers specification.

I came unstuck on this when my son got his first car, a VW Polo. The steering wheel was a bit grubby and was only plastic as it was a base model car. I got him a GTi leather steering wheel, a brand new - old stock part, genuine VW, made specifically for the VW Polo by VW. When the insurance asked about modifications, I told them we'd fitted a new steering wheel, thinking nothing of it because it was a genuine part and I thought it was only a cosmetic change. To cut a long story short, I took it off in the end, the cost and hassle was beyond belief :!:
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all the evidence and pretend you never tried :lol:
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