1997 SL2 - steering wheel cover suggestions?

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by woj product, Aug 11, 2003.

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    woj product Guest

    I'm not really trying to dress up my vehicle in a ridiculous way, its
    just that the top of the steering wheel is getting worn out from the
    sun. So to find something as simple as a simple black steering wheel
    cover - no cartoon characters, no flames or goofy stuff - should be a
    piece of cake, right? Not really.

    I've just tried my third one.

    #1. -lace up deal, fake leather - ripped while trying to install

    #2. - one piece slip over deal - too big, slipped around

    #3. - lace up deal, slightly higher quality fake leather than #1 - too
    small, pain in the a** to install, lace doesn't wrap correctly around
    the wide "spokes" of the steering wheel.

    So, anyone out there have any suggestions/companies to suggest?

    Your help on this is appreciated - even if it's just to laugh at me.
    woj product, Aug 11, 2003
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    Dan Duncan Guest

    I went through the same thing on my 1998 SW2. The slip over
    one I found (Walmart or Target) fit ok and didn't slip around,
    but it left a horrible new vinyl smell in the car and on my hands
    for about a month. It also made the steering wheel too thick
    which eventually caused carpal tunnel-like pain in my wrists and
    fingers until I took it off. (I drive 3 hours a day)

    I'm looking for a thin (real) leather one, if anyone has any leads.

    If there weren't an airbag involved, I would just replace the steering

    Dan Duncan, Aug 11, 2003
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  3. get a smooth leather like one from walmart. they are cheap and they work
    Candice Victoria, Aug 11, 2003
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    Alan LaRue Guest

    (Hmmmm... my regular server seems to be dead, so I'm posting through
    Google. If there are eventually three identical replies, please
    forgive me.)

    I got a Wheelskins two-tone leather cover for my 99 SL1. It was a
    kind of a lot of work... took me a couple of hours, and I wasn't happy
    with the job I did.
    I removed it and tried again, took about an hour this time and I liked

    The leather sure feels better than the hard plastic! However, the
    spokes are definitely a problem. I intended to go back and run laces
    somehow tighten up that part, but I haven't done it. I tucked the
    lace-holes under and they stay folded pretty well.

    Over time the folded-over part looks better than it did originally,
    and the photo on the page below is from when I first did it.


    The steering wheel cover is toward the bottom of the page, last
    picture on
    the right.

    -Alan L.
    Alan LaRue, Aug 11, 2003
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