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Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:25 PM
nope, waiting to buy a sunfire clockspring for the extra wires in order to hook up the radio controls... its $200

then I need to buy the interface for my headunit which is another $150 so I can hook it all up.

i'll update when I get there trust me.






Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:47 PM
are the g5 steering wheels the same as the cobalt ones? would be nice to have a newer wheel with a pontiac logo on it.


Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:53 PM
g5, solstice, sky, cobalt, corvette steering wheels are all pretty much identical.

honestly, the only part with a logo on it is the airbag tho. you could buy a corvette wheel and use a solstice/g5 airbag and its all the same crap just with a pontiac logo



Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:10 PM
goog to know..thanks PJ! ill have to read up opn the airbag mod and clock spring stuff though.


Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Monday, September 26, 2011 5:21 PM
hey PJ is your air bag fully functional????




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Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Monday, September 26, 2011 11:21 PM
NOTa2_4 wrote:

hey PJ is your air bag fully functional????


I answered this already within the last 10 posts.





Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Thursday, October 13, 2011 1:44 AM
sunfire clockspring ordered.

Steering Wheel Control interface ordered from crutchfield.


will update with progress in the near future.





Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 14, 2011 3:38 PM
Considering this over my toyo wheel now...please please airbag setup work!
Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 14, 2011 4:12 PM
Philly D wrote:

Considering this over my toyo wheel now...please please airbag setup work!


i might buy that toyo wheel if ya interested in selling









Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 14, 2011 6:17 PM
if this cobalt thing works out I will be selling it.

Although not cheap due to the rarity.
Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Saturday, October 15, 2011 4:49 PM
I know not cheap. Just pm me if ya want to sell it and I will. Easy as that. It is a guarantee sell too, lol. Although I am not really interested in the airbag though... if ya have it,.. but maybe.










Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:51 PM
quick update

I received the new clockspring and SWI-JACK from PAC. I'm pretty sure I have the wiring figured out, but unfortunately I cannot get the steering wheel off the splines of the column.

I ordered the legs needed to remove the wheel (the cobalt wheel doesn't have threaded holes like most gm steering wheels). Once they show up and I can swap the clockspring out for the sunfire one, I will be able to hook up the SWI-JACK and see if it works the way I'm hoping it will.





Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4:34 PM
post a video if it works. That would be sweet if it does.









Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:01 PM
in to see if this works. if it does, i might get this over my toyo ones too




Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:23 PM
Will be doing this if it works.
Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:57 PM
I am confident. stay tuned guys.





Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:52 AM










Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:08 AM
LOL after all this custom work you cant even get the damn steering wheel off



Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:20 PM
-Z Yaaaa- wrote:

LOL after all this custom work you cant even get the damn steering wheel off


I'm guessing the nut finally got the wheel to seat fully on the splines. The last few times it was pretty easy to pull the wheel off by hand, but definitely need a puller this time.





Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:50 PM
DaFlyinSkwirl (Pj) v2.0,
I'm just seeing this... and only because it was on the Recent Post section on the JBO's page.

But this post can maybe help you on install the radio controls.
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=4&i=166628&t=166628#166628

Good luck, hope everything goes as plan. Keep us updated too.



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Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:29 PM
Mr.Goodwrench-G.T. wrote:

DaFlyinSkwirl (Pj) v2.0,
I'm just seeing this... and only because it was on the Recent Post section on the JBO's page.

But this post can maybe help you on install the radio controls.
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=4&i=166628&t=166628#166628

Good luck, hope everything goes as plan. Keep us updated too.


one step ahead of you man! I've actually checked that thread more than once already, and don't worry I'll be posting up about it and putting a link in that thread to the one about the SWI-JACK when I get it working.

debating starting a seperate thread about the radio control section to make it easier to find.

the cobalt steering wheel puller legs should be here friday




Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:12 PM
here's the pinout for the cobalt SWC


the horn twist-lock connector is going to be your power source for the steering wheel. this needs to be tied into the red harness thats built into the wheel (for the horn obviously) and also needs to be connected to the WHITE/ black wire that is the 12V reference for the cobalt controls.

-C (pink) not used, left switch
-D (grey) not used, left switch
-E (D-blu) this gets connected to the PAC SWI-JACK or similar SWC interface
-F (white/black) gets connected to the 12V power connector for the horn
-G (grey) this is connected to park lamp supply voltage (illumination for the switches.. does not have to be hooked up)
-H (dk grn/ white) not used, left switch
-J (tan) not used, horn connector (removed when re-wiring power source)
-K (black/white) gets connected to ground source on the steering wheel


comparison of the airbag connectors. the older style is on the left, the newer style is on the right.


to make your life easy, pop the yellow top off and grind it down with a dremel or a file. I already tried swapping the yellow tops between the connectors, but they are keyed so that doesn't work, you need to grind it down to fit.


there is one issue with the sunfire clockspring.

stock clockspring:


sunfire clockspring:


as you can see, the hole for the steering wheel power puts the wires in a position where it will NOT clear the cobalt steering wheel. There is not enough of a leg there to cut away in order to clear the wires from the sunfire clockspring, so I decided to drill a new hole in the clockspring in order to position the wires in a place where it would fit through the wheel.

the clockspring has about 7 turns from lock to lock, and our steering wheel only goes about 3.5, so turning the clockspring the little bit needed (about 45 degrees) will not hurt the function of the clockspring.



herre it is installed after drilling the hole.

demo:



I'm going to post the wiring diagram and parts list a bit later tonight.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edited Friday, October 21, 2011 3:26 PM


Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:21 PM
What's the total running cost?



Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 21, 2011 2:44 PM
Looks a hell of alot better then it did last night.

Good job PJ.


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Re: cobalt steering wheel... revisited
Friday, October 21, 2011 6:15 PM
Now I want to see the corvette steering wheel with paddles shifters hooked up to the automatic, lol. Good job.









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