How to Remove the Steering Wheel on a Mercedes Benz

DIY Cost: $100-$180
Est. Time: 1 hr
Difficulty: Easy

This guide provides instructions on how to remove a Mercedes Benz C-Class W204.

A steering wheel is one of the parts of the car that is seldomly replaced or removed; however, some instances warrant removing the steering wheel, such as when the horn is malfunctioning due to ground issues, etc. If you need to remove the Mercedes Benz steering wheel, you can read through our guide below.

What you will need

A list of tools that you will need to remove and replace the steering wheel on a Mercedes-Benz. 

Procedure

  1. Disconnect the battery and wait for fifteen minutes. 
  2. Carefully remove the airbag following this guide.
  3. Using a 10mm socket and a ratchet, turn the bolt counterclockwise to remove the bolt while a helper is holding the steering wheel steady.remove-bolt

     

  4. Mark the steering wheel and the steering column to identify the original position of the steering wheel relative to the steering column.mark-wheel

     

  5. Pull the steering wheel off the column.

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  6. Reinstall the steering wheel in reverse order. 

  7. Torque the steering wheel bolt to specification. 

Torque Specifications

  • Steering Wheel 10mm Hex Bolt: 80 Nm

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a steering wheel need to be replaced?

  • Your steering column should be replaced at the earliest sign of failure. If you notice that it feels loose or clunking when you turn your steering wheel, this could also be a sign. When you turn your steering wheel, you may also notice that you hear a squeaking or creaking noise. 
  • You may also need to replace the steering wheel if it is wearing out. 


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How to Remove the Steering Wheel on a Mercedes Benz A steering wheel is one of the parts of the car that is seldomly replaced or removed; however, some instances warrant removing the steering wheel, such as when the horn is malfunctioning due to ground issues, etc. If you need to remove the Mercedes Benz steering wheel, you can read through our guide below.