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After my wife would sun-goo up the kids all summer she would simply drive off, and the residual sun lotion on her hands quickly has deteriorated the steering wheel leather.

I have seen some nice wood wheels, so how hard is it to replace, how much, maybe just how much to repair the wrap? Anybody do this?
 

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If your truck is still under warranty the dealer will replace it for free, just got mine replaced told them it was delaminating, there is a tsb on it check the search engine here on the site. good luck :D
 

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I am a year out of warranty, have about 60K, yes I tend to keep my vehicles until they are ready to be squashed like a beer can and thrown in the bin. :wink:
 

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I have seen new or like-new steering wheels for LR3/RRS selling on eBay for 200 bucks or less before, which may not be much more than getting the leather on yours fixed/replaced. Switching the wheel should be relatively easy and quick for a shop or experienced DIYer to do, although you would need a suitable tool to release the tabs that hold the airbag in place. Instructions: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=29545
 

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Perfect,

Can you send the skinny kid up to Seattle? I could make him coffee before and send him away with a bottle of scotch after.

Thanks for the tip.
 

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If you are at all leery of working around air bags, Jim or Steve should be able to swap that for you in a matter of minutes. Just add it to your next visit with them.
 

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If you are at all leery of working around air bags, Jim or Steve should be able to swap that for you in a matter of minutes. Just add it to your next visit with them.
Good idea, I have to admit I AM leery about the airbags. They are great guys.
 

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If your truck is still under warranty the dealer will replace it for free, just got mine replaced told them it was delaminating, there is a tsb on it check the search engine here on the site. good luck :D
darn, i tried to get mine replaced under warranty here in Tampa but they wouldnt do it. My wheel is showing wear and is shiny. Is that what yours was like? Maybe I should go to your dealer in Orlando.

Marcos F
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I really like the wood shift knob and wheel that was in my G500. The pictures I've seen of RRSs w/ these pieces in wood look really nice but WOW are they expensive. Is there a secret source out there?
 

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07CARRERA said:
O-Town said:
If your truck is still under warranty the dealer will replace it for free, just got mine replaced told them it was delaminating, there is a tsb on it check the search engine here on the site. good luck :D
darn, i tried to get mine replaced under warranty here in Tampa but they wouldnt do it. My wheel is showing wear and is shiny. Is that what yours was like? Maybe I should go to your dealer in Orlando.

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If that doesn't work, I have one of these. They come in different colors.

 

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are you trying to scam me on an inferior steering wheel cover? That interior is clearly not that of a Land Rover! lol
 

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I really like the wood shift knob and wheel that was in my G500. The pictures I've seen of RRSs w/ these pieces in wood look really nice but WOW are they expensive. Is there a secret source out there?

Best source I have found is APSIS USA...talk to a guy named Jersey and have fun negotiating...that's part of the fun. I did find a great zebrando wood steering wheel on Ebay with no issues, but bought the panels, door arms, hockey sticks and gear shift knob from APSIS, did a good trade in with my cherry wood and then some more off the top.

Tell them you were referred from RR.net...quality is top notch and that's what counts...there's nothing more annoying than a glitch/bump/scratch...and after a few months, you'll forget about the price, but still enjoy the quality.

Another alternative is William RAU in LA...found his quality to be just as good, but prices were higher.

On occasion, you'll see similar items pop up on Ebay...beware however of the shift knobs which come up as they often don't have the full seamless wood but a large annoying 1/4 inch gap on the back side...don't buy them!
 

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(07CARRERA Try taking it to the dealer in ORLANDO, they replaced my steering wheel without question, it was delaminating (fading,wearing etc) replaced with the 09 model...very nice :D
 
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