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Hi guys! I wanted to post some pics of my steering wheel swap. I wanted leather and a different look so I installed a steering wheel from a 2017 Forte.
It wasn't plug and play. I did gain radio MUTE control on the steering wheel but had to solder a different resistor in the controls to get steering mode working.
Can't post pics yet because I have not posted enough on this forum yet. PM me if you want me to send pics.
 

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Now I have mute controls for the radio on the steering wheel. Notice yellow icon 20180704_113241.jpg on top middle portion of screen.
 

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I find this very cool, but scary at the same time. What if the new airbag messes up? Mute button is nice, but not sure if worth it.
 

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Why would the airbag not work? Its exactly the same module as the Soul's- but in a different covering. Plus, the connections and the wiring are color coded and if it weren't hooked up correctly...a warning light would light up in the dashboard.
I didn't do this modification to gain mute (that's just an added bonus), I did it to have a leather steering wheel and a different look.
I spent many hours studying the diagrams of both the Forte and the Soul to get all the switches and functions working properly.
 

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Why would the airbag not work? Its exactly the same module as the Soul's- but in a different covering. Plus, the connections and the wiring are color coded and if it weren't hooked up correctly...a warning light would light up in the dashboard.
I didn't do this modification to gain mute (that's just an added bonus), I did it to have a leather steering wheel and a different look.
I spent many hours studying the diagrams of both the Forte and the Soul to get all the switches and functions working properly.
Nice work!
 

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Look's great!! Nice job on the install! :encouragement:
 
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