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Question How to disassemble the steering wheel?

Hi! Can someone explain me how can I disassemble the wheel. More preciously, I can't find a hole or something to unscrew the #1 on the picture attached.

Any videos on the Internet begin from a state where this part is already dismounted.
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There are 2 screws on the back of the steering wheel. What are you trying to do? See post #7 in this thread on how to remove the steering wheel. It is complete with photos.
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/41-interior-appearance-modifications/5724-how-rec-install-w-steering-wheel-controls.html#post68263

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Oh, thanks! Should pump up my searching skills.

I am trying to change the wheel-bezel. Mine got cracked during a road-rage attack
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I tried to follow the picture but with no luck. That's how my wheel looks from behind.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...wYUbxqdSPr9BEX

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...k0jhn7yIcn6TaR

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...Z_2S8JcGz5-E06

I took off both the bottom and top covers of the column, but can't see any traces of bolt or something. Seems, mine differs from the wheel that on the above picture.
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I tried to follow the picture but with no luck. That's how my wheel looks from behind.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...wYUbxqdSPr9BEX

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...k0jhn7yIcn6TaR

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...Z_2S8JcGz5-E06

I took off both the bottom and top covers of the column, but can't see any traces of bolt or something. Seems, mine differs from the wheel that on the above picture.
I can't see any of your pics.

Your profile says you are in Moscow - Russia I'm assuming?

If that's the case, my only guess would be that your Commander is probably built to different specs than here in the U.S.


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it's weird. Here is the 2nd attempt.





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In the US the air bag is located there and you need to know how to remove it without setting it off.
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Isn't it the same as our trucks?

I know there is a guy on YouTube that takes one off in a matter of a few minutes. See if this helps.

Well, ****... I can't find the video now.

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Isn't it the same as our trucks?

I know there is a guy on YouTube that takes one off in a matter of a few minutes. See if this helps.

Well, ****... I can't find the video now.
I hate it when that happens.....


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I just replaced the rear bezel on the steering wheel of a 2015 Jeep Compass, the steering wheels are very similar. The only real difference I can see is where the openings of the rear of the steering wheel are to access the nuts to remove the airbag.

The plastic bezel, airbag and other items snap together on the steering wheel.

At the very least you will need to remove the airbag.

If the bezel you're replacing is on the front of the steering wheel, you may be able to do it just by removing the airbag.

If the bezel you're replacing is on the back of the steering wheel, you will need to remove the entire steering wheel from the shaft to replace it.

The airbag is held on to the steering wheel with two bolts that are access by the back of the steering wheel, in the photos above look to be some openings you can fit a socket into to remove the bolts. Make sure the battery has been disconnected for 30 minutes before removing the airbag.

Once the airbag is off, you can remove the screws holding the bezel to the steering wheel and snap the two halves of the bezel apart to remove the front bezel.

If you need to remove the rear bezel, you'll have to loosen the center nut holding the steering wheel to the shaft. Disconnect the electrical connector to the clockspring, and move the wires out of the way. Usually it has a ton of loctite on the threads, so you'll need a 2ft breaker bar to brake the nut free, once it starts to turn a normal socket wrench will back it the rest of the way out. Then you'll need a steering wheel puller (the type with the flat face "J" hooks) to pull the wheel off the shaft (its an interference fit). Make sure to remove the steering wheel carefully, threading the wire connectors for the airbag and clock spring through the openings so as not to damage them.

Once the steering wheel is fully off, you can remove the rear part of the bezel.

Reassemble in reverse order.
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