“After some inspection of both wiring supplements, It was safe to say the airbag wiring was a direct match, the clock springs were identical and the housing on the rear of both wheels shared similar dimensions, making it a plug and play affair!”
When a steering wheel has sat in a car for 302,000kms, You can’t expect it to be in showroom condition. Coupled with the requirement that my Sportivo gets factory cruise control, it was only necessary to replace the wheel with something equipped to do the job, but also something nicer than the standard grey Corolla wheel the factory fitted.
Once you look close, especially at the top of the wheel, it’s clear how badly this let the interior down. After some inspection of both wiring supplements, It was safe to say the airbag wiring was a direct match, the clock springs were identical and the housing on the rear of both wheels shared similar dimensions, making it a plug and play affair!
With all of this well and truly researched, I happened to be in a great deal of luck. My amigo Brian is currently building a 2ZZ Celica up for rally and general race usage, not requiring the steering wheel, the gearknob ( It is new old stock ) ( Second brackets to say again, yep, new old stock.. NOS NOS NOS. My favourite ) and a whole cruise control setup from a donor vehicle.
The wheel is in good condition and came up beautifully with a scrub and the removal of a heap of human duck butter… gross!
Everything went really seamlessly in terms of installation, The clock spring was the same in each car with the extra wires for the cruise switch simply pinned to an identical plug. There were no issues with the airbag throwing codes or any other dramas with indicators or any of the associated components directly linked to the steering wheel and combination switch.
I made a youtube video of the process you can view below:
This is such an easy and effective upgrade. In the coming weeks I will have a post detailing the wiring and hardware installation of the ZZT231 Celica cruise control into the ZZE123 Corolla. Stay tuned!