|2002-2006 Chevy Silverado Steering Wheel|
There's no part of your car or truck that you touch more often than your steering wheel. And to be honest, nothing changes the way your car feels to drive more than a steering wheel swap. But in the past, with any late model car or truck that's airbag-equipped, you got two choices. Either stick with the steering wheel you've got or replace it and get rid of the airbag and take chances. Not a great choice.
Now Grant Products has been developing steering wheels for over 40 years. Everything from race cars to the daily drivers and the Revolution Wheel has changed the game. Allowing you to change the way your car looks and feels, whilst retaining the airbag module and all of the steering wheel controls. That's why we've got this 2005 Chevy Silverado here at Power TV today to show you just how easy it is with Grant's kit to do a do-it-yourself swap really easy.
The secret Behind The Revolution
|2002-2006 Chevy Silverado|
The secret behind the Revolution is the way it integrates the factory steering wheel's airbag module and controls into a new frame. If you precisely enter the new Revolution Wheel just like they did in the factory wheel so you keep all the safety equipment and electronic features. This kit works for the GM platform for everything from Chevy Silverados, to the Suburbans, to the Trail Blazers, Avalanches, and many more. Let's take a look at the major steps involved.
The process starts by disconnecting the battery and allowing time for the electronics to discharge. This will prevent accidental activation of the airbag module as it's being removed. The module itself is relatively easy to take out thanks to Grant's detailed instructions. While handling the airbag, make sure it's never placed face down on any surface and if you take it out of the truck it set it aside always carry it with the cover facing away from your body.
Grant recommend simply sitting it on the passenger side floor or seat facing up. Once the airbag is removed, the wiring for the horn and switches can be removed and the factory steering wheel unbolted and removed. You'll need a steering wheel puller to get it off, but many auto parts chains will loan you one for the day. The factory switches and controls get transferred to the new Revolution Wheel where they fit in the same positions as on the factory wheel.
With all the electrical hardware moved over, the Revolution Wheel is installed, tightened to the great value with a torque wrench, and the wiring is reconnected. The last step in the installation is replacing the airbag module which goes into the new wheel just like it came out of the old one. Now that the installation is complete, reconnect the battery and check to make sure the airbag indicator flashes then turns off when the ignition switch is turned to the on position.
With Grant Products Revolution kit, we've done the impossible. We've upgraded a factory airbag-equipped steering wheel in just an afternoon. And now this Silverado looks and feels completely different from the driver seat. Grant are developing new Revolution Wheels all the time for airbag-equipped cars and trucks.