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bfitz 01-08-2013 01:34 PM

Leather Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
 
I recently bought a 2013 SE Hatch, and the plastic steering wheel has to go. The ST wheel is considerably cheaper than a non-ST leather wheel. Best I can tell, the ST wheel (w/o Nav) should work. Has anyone done it already?

Also, I'd like a leather shift knob similar to the factory knob. There is only one listed on fordparts.com, and it's not clear that it's leather. Plus, it's expensive ($192 MSRP). There are leather knobs for the Fiesta on accessories.ford.com that look similar. Does anyone know if they will fit (hopefully with the same boot interface)?

jimfocus 01-08-2013 02:56 PM

I believe that the SE "sport" package includes(ed) the leather wrapped steering wheel and shift handle. Maybe you can find one in the junkyard or maybe its cheaper than a Ti or ST wheel.

bfitz 01-09-2013 07:38 AM

The non-ST leather wheel (SE w/ Sport or Appearance, SEL) is more expensive than the ST wheel. Finding a used one didn't seem worth the hassle, given all the different wheel variations out there. I went ahead and ordered the ST wheel (and Fiesta shift knob). We'll see...

TheDriver916 01-09-2013 01:07 PM

How much was the ST wheel? If you don't mind me asking..

bfitz 01-09-2013 02:23 PM

$145 from Tousley

TheDriver916 01-12-2013 09:03 PM

wow really?! I wonder if that comes with the buttons and everything. It would be awesome if the s model only needed the buttons for the cruise control to work. I know that's a long shot and that it is almost never that easy but hey it could be right?

vacman 01-16-2013 09:57 PM

Let us know. This is the biggest complaint i have about the focus. After driving my m5 the steering wheel in my se feels like a toy.

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suss6052 01-16-2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDriver916 (Post 4537133)
wow really?! I wonder if that comes with the buttons and everything. It would be awesome if the s model only needed the buttons for the cruise control to work. I know that's a long shot and that it is almost never that easy but hey it could be right?

It would need programming from a car that already had the cruise control enabled if it still had enough of the other wiring to make it work. Its never that easy as just hooking up the switch on these cars as it turns out, well for the most part.

bfitz 01-17-2013 07:06 AM

The wheel should arrive tomorrow, so I may get it installed over the weekend. Does anyone have a link to MK3 steering wheel removal info?

Deehugh 01-18-2013 12:17 AM

I was looking into doing this as well, please keep us posted and if you could throw up a link to the ST steering wheel you purchased, having a hard time locating it [???:)]


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