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post #1 of 16 Old 09-16-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Leather steering wheel cover

So I went on a mini shopping spree at HandAAccessories.com and got all kinds of stuff- a trunk tray, engine air filter, AC air filter, wiper blades, etc. I also ordered the genuine Honda leather steering wheel cover.

I got my stuff today, and everything looked great, until I got to the steering wheel cover, in a beat up box:

Hmm... when was the last time Honda used this lettering?!:






And then take a look at this on the back bottom:



1986 ?!?!?

And there was NO thread/needle in the box even though their description online said it included it! Grrr....

So one interesting observation from this is that the Honda Accord steering wheel size and diameter and grip diameter has been the same since 1986?!?!?!

Or I have a feeling that the red label was not originally on there in 1986 ... and they stuck it on later, and it might not even be that part # (cause that part # references a part made for 2003- 2007)!


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Wow! You sir have a piece of Honda history. Cherish it!



And get the Handa-Accessories.com to give you a new one. I'm kind of surprised that you got a bad part from them. I've placed a couple orders with them in the past and all went very well.

Maybe it just got mislabeled and pulled by a stock boy who didn't know any better.

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I bought the same leather cover from handa, but I can't remember what the box looked like. It did come with needle and thread though. When you put it on, make sure you clean your steering wheel really well and also clean the underside of the leather cover. I cleaned the wheel but forgot to clean the underside of the leather cover, so I have a few tiny bumps from debris under there, and it's a biatch to undo the threads. Also, make sure you pull the thread very very tight. It looks really good after it is on and wiped with a sheet of Meguiar's leather cleaner/conditioner wipe. Is yours an auto or manual? I have an auto so I also bought the leather shifter. They look great together.
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Cool, it looks great on yours!

Was it very hard to initially put it onto the steering wheel? Cause I'm finding it's a very tight fit!

Mine is an automatic ... I have a 07, so it's a different shifter... didn't see a leather add on for it...

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Thx. It's a very tight fit initially. But once it's all stitched up, it's a perfect fit, as you can see from my pic.

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Why don't they sell leather steering wheel covers that fit on the entire steering wheel ?? The stock steering wheel cover is what i want. Not this wrap that is a circle. If you look in the picture under the cover of the 2 side supports at the holey section, that is the oem leather steering wheel cover. There are stitches on the back of the steering wheel that prove so. I would want that.

Anyone else get what i am saying??

I took a few pics of my oem steering wheel cover that i want to replace with an identical one. As you can see, it has stitching all the way around it.









Here, you can see the cover pealing up. This is the main reason why i wanted to buy another.



The oem cover seems to wrap all the way around the wheel and cover all the way to the controls.
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I think that is the part you needed. And I think its the entire wheel itself $65ish.

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I think that is the part you needed. And I think its the entire wheel itself $65ish.
Thanks a lot man.
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wow haha. at least the leather isnt cracking.

btw, is there any problem putting one of these on, on a sedan? since the sedan is a 4 spoke steering wheel? and does it add any bulk? as my leg is like right next to it already lol.

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^^Well the issue your going to run into is that the areas that go over the spokes will have holes in them no big deal. Also, at the bottom of the steering wheel, where our spoke is at the bottom, you will have no holes in the wrap to tighten the line. You will have to make your own holes to complete the wrap. I guess you could use this if you just make holes at the bottom.
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hey if anyone wants the leather wrap that i have, i'll sell it to you for what i paid. The guy on ebay won't take the wrap back! So nodrog321, you could buy this from me if you want the wrap...
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im going to have to pass, just bought rims so im kinda broke right now. and im not even sure how to stitch it on haha.

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I did this on a past Accord of mine ('93 Accord EX sedan). My insights...

- the tactile feel & grip is great after installed, interestingly it transforms the wheel & driving/cruising experience.

- the appearance is ok, not good or great because spokes aren't covered (looks like an after-thought add'on).

- installation will take at least 1 1/2 hour, closer to 2 or more; your fingers will be bruised, cut, pricked unless you're a proficient upholsterer or seamstress. If you're O.C.D. about stuff, you might have a freak-out w/ making things perfect!

- for the price of a brand-new OEM stock EX-L steering-wheel which comes leather-stitched, such a mod' on a newer or late-model vehicle isn't worth the price for the effort required, cost of the leather-kit and final appearance. If I had a "beater" w/ a worn steering-wheel, a need for a beefier steering-wheel (Auto-X, track, company/work delivery vehicle) then I'd do this type of cover.

... just my 2-pence!


For those seeking custom steering-wheel recovering w/ anything from leather-stitched covering, contrast-color stitching, perforations, Alcantara/ultra-suede, two-tone appearance, exotic materials, more padding, etc' - there is who do excellent work. They often have core steering-wheels for swap; if not, their turnaround time isn't that bad. Though, costs are generally $150 - $250, if not more.
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The leather steering wheel cover accessory is for steering wheels that are not already wrapped in leather. They are not designed to repair your damaged leather steering wheel. In that situation, the best option is to replace it with a new leather-wrapped steering wheel for your Accord EX-L or EX-V6 model. My steering wheel has held up great for 7 years.

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