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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Tilt steering mod (quick and easy!)

I could never tilt my steering wheel up enough. It seemed like there was room for it to go up, but something was blocking it.
Well, there was, and here’s what I did to fix it…

1. Lower your tilt steering wheel all the way.
2. Lift the flap above the steering column.
3. Observe white plastic spacer. (sorry I do not have a pic of the actual spacer – my finger below is pointing to where it was)

4. Grab white plastic spacer, pull & wiggle until it pops free.
5. Raise tilt steering to desired height.

This should give you an extra inch of tilt upwards. It may not seem like much, but to me it is way more comfortable now.

Enjoy!

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I am guessing that spacer is there for a reason?
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Obviously thinking the same thing, but two days of driving and no issues so far.
If you (or anybody) does not feel comfortable pushing it all the way up, you could push it up then drop it ever so slightly and then lock it in place.
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That is cool that you noticed that - I have thought that it just doesn't move enough upwards either. I wonder why they have that thing there!
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I guessing it is there to keep the steering wheel from being set at to much of an obtuse angle. If the average height person were to have the wheel at full height, and crashed, serious injury could occur.

I'm guessing shredX is taller than most of us.
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This was actually one of the first things I noticed when I test drove the Commander. I'm 6'7", and having the steering wheel on my knees isn't the way I enjoy driving. Plus, unless I have the seat back in "ghetto cruizin mode", I can't see the top of the guages.

I will be doing this "mod" this afternoon. Thanks!
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I guessing it is there to keep the steering wheel from being set at to much of an obtuse angle. If the average height person were to have the wheel at full height, and crashed, serious injury could occur.

I'm guessing shredX is taller than most of us.
I don't think it's at too much of an angle. I kind if feel like it's where I've put the steering wheel in all of my vehicles.

Oh yeah, I'm 6'2".
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nice info. what happened to your ignition?
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nice info. what happened to your ignition?
I believe that is the new for 2008 ignition system, whole key fob slides into the slot.
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that is a little weird. we were looking at the V8 nissan pathfinder and it did the same thing. although it unlooked the doors when you go near the vehicle with your key fob.
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