Fatherpain’s 2018 Type R

OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #676
6DCB5ACA-74D3-4E20-A481-FBDCBF87C53A.jpeg
Removed my old steering wheel and transferred the electronics and lower trim to this CF steering wheel from Carbon Zone Poland. Side grips are Alcantara. Built on a US OEM core.


DE8D342F-8B45-4CB4-9FE0-8693D15E4A95.jpeg

Ran out of time and it was raining hard so held off on installing. Hopefully will have an opportunity tonight after work. DIY writeup to follow :)





Advertisement

 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #678
33B56CCA-DFAF-4836-A696-15E4B1E32B14.jpeg
Here a step by step steering wheel swap and the tools needed:
  • Flat screwdriver
  • Flat screwdriver (small)
  • Pick tool
  • Phillips screwdriver + Torx T30 bit
  • 10mm socket and ratchet
  • 10mm allen socket
  • Breaker bar
  • 1/2” to 3/8” socket adapter
  • Impact gun
  • Loctite threadlocker blue
This install video was really helpful:



30257AEC-1A29-471A-8BE1-91AE3D34A64B.jpeg

First center the steering wheel.


D1FE170B-DA0D-4ADA-A501-F928A07848E4.jpeg

Disconnect the battery using the 10mm socket and ratchet. Negative terminal first then positive. This disables the airbag. Reconnnect positive then negative, after the air bag is removed. This is so steering can be repositioned if it locks in a position you don’t want.


9CC13CE0-5E1C-4516-A86B-2DA8D5CBC54B.jpeg

Remove the torx screws securing the airbag from both sides of the steering column. Passenger side...


5F24A14B-F36B-4983-A126-A186154DB8E7.jpeg

And driver’s side. When the time comes to reinstall, suggest doing both from this side. Can rotate the wheel to bring the passenger side to this position. So much easier.


7F6FDB3A-BD57-475E-BE20-404B93193507.jpeg
Gently lift the airbag. There are wires to disconnect behind before it can be fully removed.


278CA401-55D9-4E75-A867-FE6BE2458514.jpeg

These connections are (1) horn, (2-3) airbag


C7952F3E-4723-428F-B4C5-126E040D29D5.jpeg

A better view.


69699093-79E4-4187-9ADD-55646697DCB4.jpeg

First, disconnect the horn. Use a pick to press this tab while gently pulling the wire.


4FCE771D-0D36-4494-B95D-1D93A9A2378C.jpeg

And off it comes.


E1C6ABF9-D62C-46BB-B778-DED02CB32520.jpeg

Closeup view of the tab to be pressed to release the horn connector.


0968CEBC-224C-4869-8402-4587D876EFDF.jpeg

Now there is play to flip the airbag for better access to the connectors. One is gray, the other green. The corresponding female plugs are the same color, so no need to remember which is which ;). These are released by lifting the 2 white tabs on the sides.


4096C594-FAE7-4FEE-8477-006378759E08.jpeg

Was able to remove one with my fingers, but was unable to do the second this way...


127DAA47-A679-4B4D-ACE6-FAF03BFCAD79.jpeg

Much easier to use a small screwdriver and pick to lift these tabs and off it comes.


9789AC92-80CD-46DA-82DE-2E498600EE9F.jpeg
Set airbag aside in a safe place. :)
 
Last edited:
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #679
5AE23DEB-8E99-4C97-A7CB-F413625F2BB9.jpeg

With the airbag out of the way, can see the white wiring connector that need to be disconnected, the horn wire clip and steering column retaining bolt. Note the blue match marks.


0240995E-57E8-41DA-92EC-4401259E7D90.jpeg

Use a pick to pry this plastic clip to free the horn wire.


4066E30C-CFA4-48FF-8547-AA4B5E421323.jpeg

Like this.


2CEBB8F4-C693-4EF7-B338-A94C77F4EEBB.jpeg

Then depress this tab.


F419528E-27F6-4651-AD9A-A0888FB65EC7.jpeg

And pull the connector. This feeds the steering controls.


9FBBD43E-8F97-433D-A909-FF4FC0211637.jpeg

The bolt securing the steering wheel to the column requires a 10mm allen socket.


7E4BFA2C-A94A-417D-B6C5-E3C8D3D1B4F1.jpeg

Loosen the retaining bolt using the breaker bar. The steering locks in place or can have a 2nd person hold the wheel to prevent from turning. An impact gun would work if it’s strong enough.


8832696D-D6CE-4E97-94BD-2D637C66A645.jpeg

Once broken free, remove the column bolt. This Milwaukee M12 impact gun wasn’t strong enough, which is why I used the breaker bar. In hindsight, may have just needed to be fully charged as it’s been sitting for months. :rolleyes:


EEAE0CDE-CED3-43F0-A23B-96539C373C40.jpeg

Had enough juice to back out the column bolt.


6DE19313-C7F6-4D95-9127-50D55753E749.jpeg

Blip the starter and re-straighten the wheel before pulling off. This is why the battery needs be be connected after the air bag is removed.


821D65C7-781A-4D7B-A535-4571928C8F4E.jpeg

Fish the airbag wires through while removing the steering wheel.


8509B9CB-C3D3-43F1-A5AA-1931668646EC.jpeg
Steering column with wheel removed. Be careful to keep this orientation with the white plastic guide pin on the left, barcode on right. This spins easily.
 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #680
F289809B-C023-4656-B176-55AA1E7AE0C4.jpeg

The next step is to transfer parts to the Carbon Zone Poland steering wheel.

Please excuse the gaudy blanket. Needed something soft to set the wheels on and this was the first the g. 😂


C8ABC18C-8B0E-436E-BE3E-137B7D3691BD.jpeg

Remove these (5) screws and undo the ground wire.


FB30BEF5-1371-4764-B123-212AEC869B98.jpeg

Like so...


28681E30-34F2-4C23-B0D5-0CD0E2A5E3DA.jpeg
To remove the back plastic shroud and horn wiring, press these (2) black tabs away from the core.


DC8D6120-CFC9-4012-B018-F4D6BCE52111.jpeg

And pry these (2) gray brackets off from the black tabs, then gently press down on the shroud.


39D58FFA-3BF1-4C9D-B945-11CED1988A5B.jpeg

After the shroud loosens, flip the OEM wheel over and contiune to wiggle and pull.


A9DD624F-6C24-4D63-9BFC-2AED9A843A8D.jpeg

Separate these black posts from where they engage.


29A4B664-9CA8-4EDC-8BFF-2E2FC1E6E8D1.jpeg

Before the shroud can come off, this blue connector needs to be released.


BCE7E271-1EA0-473E-AAB3-A2054000156A.jpeg

Press this tab using a pick to release.


DBAC5B47-7F97-4E41-AF24-E1C24808D8E7.jpeg

And pull.


FADAFD44-C10E-43A7-BED3-47CFAC6C438C.jpeg

Repeat for the white connector on the opposite side.


4349DB90-2976-4489-8EED-9336CC620624.jpeg
Voila, rear shroud removed :)
 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #681
9C91DD1E-126D-4E34-B4F5-EA2033314320.jpeg

Now it’s time to remove the plastic trim and controls. Keep the steering wheel face down (on a soft non marring surface).


034FA171-11C6-4B99-AC9A-217F78237DA5.jpeg

Use a Phillips screwdriver or punch to press on the plastic post through this hole.


30A0C0DB-C8F8-409E-9899-54B45D2CA21C.jpeg

And the bottom plastic trim pops off. The mechanic in the video explained this is the preferred method rather than prying and leaving marks. Brilliant! :headbang:


C4AB63A3-31E8-4B63-ABCE-0683E915123E.jpeg

For the controls, there are (2) posts to press out on each side of the wheel. The post with an arrow requires pushing to the side first to release the clip, then down.

The control panel is a single piece and very fragile. Work the posts a little at a time, on each side, so it comes out evenly and doesn’t crack.


68B60B71-EDFF-47D5-82CE-8A3E67DB4905.jpeg

A medium sized flat screwdriver works well for this. Press this tab to the side then down.


6BFF5719-EA99-443D-A4F0-B26A34691F00.jpeg

Then just press the other post. Alternate back and forth. Do this for both sides, a little at a time.


8ACBB2B3-AB96-45D3-B17D-20696FE0234D.jpeg

When the tab is released and it begins to move, can press harder.


6C5D05CF-987E-48D6-851A-7A480AA5FFB5.jpeg

It’s a good idea to periodically check to make sure the panel is coming off evenly.


3E979858-2C49-480E-A3ED-808842CEC204.jpeg
OEM steering core completely stripped. Control panel fully intact. 😅
 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #682
3E6EB408-3B5B-4D25-9A3E-7115075ACEF7.jpeg

Line up the control piece posts, then press on.


08EBA1B0-699F-49FC-941E-C090A2F4C981.jpeg

Verify proper engagement of this guide pin to the lower plastic trim pieceThere is another on the opposite side.


B0CE97A8-1462-4FFD-B88D-25F7670F8E21.jpeg

Press on the lower trim and make sure it’s fully seated.


56C13A17-EB1E-4C24-8A77-2578533C09EC.jpeg

Reconnect the blue and white connectors.


16ADE198-5CFE-4CED-AFCA-75E451DFE6A0.jpeg

OEM bits successfully transferred to the Carbon Zone Poland Steering wheel. :)


144B5F0B-3D5C-4737-9212-C26C1CEB76C9.jpeg

With the steering wheel ready to go back on, make sure the steering column is lined up and straight.


C3CF7130-85DA-454F-AB4A-9533724341E6.jpeg

Gently press the wheel back on to the spline and make sure the white guide pin on the left arrow lines up. Verify the wheel is pointed straight, same as when taken off. Fish the air bag connectors and wiring back through. Plug in the white connector and install the horn wire to the plastic clip.


D945E261-83A6-4D5F-B885-F482160506F4.jpeg

Ready some blue Loctite threadlocker.


18CF1366-B04C-4619-83F6-5D510FFA017E.jpeg

And apply a nice amount to the steering column bolt threads. No sense risking the wheel coming off while driving. ;)


28A339B2-E7FC-4AB1-AD73-EF895063BCF1.jpeg

Once threads are properly engaged, can use an impact gun or ratchet to tighten.


39D2C6A5-A697-4565-92BD-EAB95822CF4F.jpeg

Then apply final torque using the breaker bar. Torque specs = Guten Tight 🧐 Verify original blue match marks line up.
 
Last edited:
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #683
120D05D2-C4D1-40D8-BC8B-D856F7768892.jpeg
Reinstalling the airbag is the last step. Gotta disconnect the battery again for this to be safe.


D07D4EE1-8F6B-441C-9689-F40155E33FE8.jpeg

Position the airbag then snap the connectors on.


BD0754C6-A092-4C36-B1F4-B230A2F05BC8.jpeg

Close the gap so the horn wiring connector will reach.


88969F02-C66C-42FC-9F30-5365B1729702.jpeg

Don’t think it matters, but oriented the spade connector exactly as found. OCD is OCD 🤣


78ABF5E1-C632-4832-BCD1-10DB8409C58F.jpeg

Gave the airbag retention bolts some Loctite also, just in case.


BB35E31E-DE3D-4055-A991-D48E5580915E.jpeg

As previously mentioned, it’s easiest to install both airbag bolts from the driver’s side. Reconnect the battery to pulse the ignition, so the steering wheel can rotate. Smarter not harder baby!



4F4DBABD-26BF-4514-8F17-99AC253AFEA4.jpeg

Carbon Zone Poland CF/Alcantara steering wheel installed. 😗


529E52BF-0292-4606-8AA3-04909269F794.jpeg
Driver’s side angle.


6D4595F5-FB1A-4FC6-9177-3A7CADD059D9.jpeg

Dead on.


97EAFF54-ADDF-4E12-884F-4C4BACC9088F.jpeg

This completes my run on Carbon Zone Poland products, until Jacek Wisniewski comes up with something new. :bow: Will keep on the lookout as am a big fan of his workmanship.
 
Last edited:

Volksparts

Senior Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
669
Reaction score
719
Location
San Diego CA
Car(s)
19 CTR, 17 TRD Tacoma, 2017 Wrangler, 2020 Avalon
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
120D05D2-C4D1-40D8-BC8B-D856F7768892.jpeg
Reinstalling the airbag is the last step. Gotta disconnect the battery again for this to be safe.


D07D4EE1-8F6B-441C-9689-F40155E33FE8.jpeg

Position the airbag then snap the connectors on.


BD0754C6-A092-4C36-B1F4-B230A2F05BC8.jpeg

Close the gap so the line horn wire will reach.


88969F02-C66C-42FC-9F30-5365B1729702.jpeg

Don’t think it matters, but oriented the spade connector exactly as found. OCD is OCD 🤣


78ABF5E1-C632-4832-BCD1-10DB8409C58F.jpeg

Have the airbag retention bolts some Loctite also, just in case.


BB35E31E-DE3D-4055-A991-D48E5580915E.jpeg

As previously mentioned, it’s easiest to install both airbag bolts from the driver’s side. Reconnect the battery to pulse the ignition, so the steering wheel can rotate. Smarter not harder baby! Baby



4F4DBABD-26BF-4514-8F17-99AC253AFEA4.jpeg

Carbon Zone Poland CF/Alcantara steering wheel installed. 😗


529E52BF-0292-4606-8AA3-04909269F794.jpeg
Driver’s side angle.


6D4595F5-FB1A-4FC6-9177-3A7CADD059D9.jpeg

Dead on.


97EAFF54-ADDF-4E12-884F-4C4BACC9088F.jpeg

This completes my run on Carbon Zone Poland products, until Jacek Wisniewski comes up with something new. :bow: Will keep on the lookout as am a big fan of his workmanship.
Now are you sure Jacek actually makes them? From what I heard from one of his competitors is that they get their stuff from the same suppliers/makers. I'm not knocking his work. Just saying what I heard. Either way they are good quality.
 

JDM Power

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2020
Messages
117
Reaction score
88
Location
Europe
Car(s)
Honda Civic Type R (FK8) 2020
Country flag
Now are you sure Jacek actually makes them? From what I heard from one of his competitors is that they get their stuff from the same suppliers/makers. I'm not knocking his work. Just saying what I heard. Either way they are good quality.
It doesn't matter where they buy the materials, all that matters is the quality of the final product, which in this case is excellent. In addition, as long as Carbon Zone Poland has products that you no longer find in other manufacturers, in terms of elements, design and materials, it can be concluded that they produce their own parts.
 

Arch

Member
First Name
Jon
Joined
Dec 5, 2020
Messages
32
Reaction score
40
Location
UK
Car(s)
2018 FK8
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Awesome job and excellent how to, looks excellent. 😎 If only I had the balls to pull my car apart like that..🤣
 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #687
Heh, thank you Arch. But you give too much credit. 😂

If I can do these mods, anyone can. Before the OCD kicked in, all I ever did was an occasional oil change. A mechanical background is helpful, but not necessary....though having the right tools for the job is key.

Hopefully these ramblings compliment other valuable info shared by our fellow forum members and YouTube videos to help show the way....in case anyone wants to give it a try. ;)


Awesome job and excellent how to, looks excellent. 😎 If only I had the balls to pull my car apart like that..🤣
 
OP
fatherpain

fatherpain

Senior Member
First Name
Tom
Joined
Dec 22, 2018
Messages
1,678
Reaction score
2,315
Location
SoCal
Website
www.civicx.com
Car(s)
2018 CTR - CW, 1996 Honda Accord EX coupe
Build Thread
Link
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #688
Hmm.. Not sure Dave, never gave it much thought... There’s always some lead time involved, so I assume he’s making them, heh.

But I’ve been happy with products I’ve purchased from CZP so far. The steering wheel was the last of Jacek’s offerings I didn’t have.

He reached out just before Xmas to lmk he had a US steering wheel core in hand to build around, so I jumped on it.

US Buyers normally need to ship him their existing wheel, disabling the car for (2) months or so, I’m guessing.

Now that I’m done with CF interior trim upgrades, am starting to think about Suedit’s Alcantara upgrades...But @boosted180sx warns that is also a deep rabbit hole. Jin offers too much good stuff 😗 and costs can quickly add up like going all out on Carbon Zone Poland. :doh:


Now are you sure Jacek actually makes them? From what I heard from one of his competitors is that they get their stuff from the same suppliers/makers. I'm not knocking his work. Just saying what I heard. Either way they are good quality.
 

Volksparts

Senior Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
669
Reaction score
719
Location
San Diego CA
Car(s)
19 CTR, 17 TRD Tacoma, 2017 Wrangler, 2020 Avalon
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Hmm.. Not sure Dave, never gave it much thought... There’s always some lead time involved, so I assume he’s making them, heh.

But I’ve been happy with products I’ve purchased from CZP so far. The steering wheel was the last of Jacek’s offerings I didn’t have.

He reached out just before Xmas to lmk he had a US steering wheel core in hand to build around, so I jumped on it.

US Buyers normally need to ship him their existing wheel, disabling the car for (2) months or so, I’m guessing.

Now that I’m done with CF interior trim upgrades, am starting to think about Suedit’s Alcantara upgrades...But @boosted180sx warns that is also a deep rabbit hole. Jin offers too much good stuff 😗 and costs can quickly add up like going all out on Carbon Zone Poland. :doh:
Yeah I went all out with carbon my ride stuff and you are absolutely right things added up super quick. I too wouldn't mind going with the stuff that @boosted180sx has as far as alcantara goes. But I could easily see another couple grand easily. Sending you a message now but I found a manufacturer soon to carry carbon fiber antenna covers. 😳
 

Advertisement






Advertisement
Top