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996 652 211 00


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I swapped my steering wheel this weekend and, in spite of every DIY guide telling me to be careful about not breaking the plastic clips... I broke the plastic clips when taking off the old wheel.

Is 996 652 211 00 the right part number for the replacement? I have a 99 996 C2


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Thanks, Loren!

Is this really required to replace? There were enough of a tab left to fit in the notches of the wheel, but with a little "slop" as you turn it back and forth. It looks like that unit is just one long ribon cable wound up to guarnatee the air bag and horn are always connected to the rest of the car. All seems to work well (no airbag light, horn is fine, I don't notice anything strange when I drive it).

Thanks again



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Thanks for your help!

The first image is of the tab top (sorry it's blurry) sticking through the slot in the steering wheel. It slops around left to right in the slot:


This is of the broken tabs themselves:


Is there any other function to this ribon cable carrier besides transmitting signal to the steering wheel air bag and horn? Is it also a sensor?



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  • 2 weeks later...

Posting this for someone who might find this topic and have the same questions:

You don't need the pins to be in tact. I found this out from Tool Pants' 9X6 Werks DVDs.

However, if the pins break off, they produce a rattle that will drive you insane.

The replacement is $101.55 from Sunset Auto.

It was worth it for my sanity.


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