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Old 03-21-11, 10:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation 96 ls400 convert to 03 ls430 steering wheels ?

i have a 96 ls400 but want the 2003 ls430 steering wheel can i do that will it be hard or cost me alot ?
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Old 03-21-11, 12:16 PM   #2
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yes and yes (if you want a working airbag)
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PD... i wonder if there is a youtube video on how to do that because i am really interested in making the transition.....i have a 95 LS4?
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Then there are the controls to wire up. It is a nice steering wheel though the practical costs. Mod on
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the steering wheel should bolt up. The LS430 airbag is a dual stage so you need to get a connector that allows you to connect to only one of the two connectors on the back of the bag.
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Ok... is there a air bag release or something to prevent it from deploying while unbolting it? My 95 LS400 has the original car phone still in it and chirps eerytime i start the vehicle... kinda cool but i would probably need to disassemble those cables as well.??? just need some help as well before i purchase one. thx for any assistance
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Old 03-28-11, 05:27 AM   #7
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well yes i want the air bag but i dont have controls on my 96 wheel anyway sooo i just want the wood grain
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PLease post your pic once you finish!
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im very interested in this also, i have a friend who has a 98 ls and his wood grain looks so much better than my naked steering wheel =(
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Old 03-29-11, 06:19 AM   #10
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well i cant doo it i dont know how i was just wondering if i can becuase i will
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Just have to dive in and see what does- doesn't. Part of the mod game if you play that way. This is why the Aussies can build some pretty nice rides using OEM parts from many different models-years of Toyota and other cars. I've read on suspension upgrades, disc brake, ways to drop the car and maintain a good alignment spec but swapping lower control arms from other models...incredible amount of research and experimentation.

Probably could program a host of features withthat steering wheel. BUT it isn't a simple unbolt, bolt-in application. Of course it takes $ though the benefits for other Toyota nuts is well worth it.
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any updates on this ? I'm really interested
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Only bolt on option for a 95-97 ls400 is a JDM Celsior or Silkblaze or Clazzio wheels specifically for that age range.
98-00 have a completely different air bag and mounting method for said airbag so you'd need that too if you wanted to go that route. Same basic deal as the LS430 wheels.
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What about the UCF10 and different wheel options? Can use a 2nd or 3rd gen on my 1st gen? Or a SC?
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01-03 steering wheels look better IMO there smaller and sportier,While your at it,you can convert the from of the car to a 98-2000 ls400, I see them all over dubai
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