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Woohoo! I finally got off my butt and installed the cover. I have some pics of the installation and I'll be doing a short write up on it for the site. The instructions are minimal from Honda, but there's really nothing to it.

Oh, wear gloves.


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Wear gloves. Allocate AT LEAST an hour (maybe 2). Pull as tight as you can every loop.
 

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....and a pair of needle nose pliers works pretty good, too. That thread is REALLY strong!

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Speaking of steering wheel covers - since we, *ahem* don't have a For Sale section yet, I would like to take this opportunity to mention that I have a brand new Honda leather steering wheel cover for sale. My steering wheel was replaced under warranty for a bump in it and I requested and received a leather covered one on the replacement.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sfearing:
Speaking of steering wheel covers - since we, *ahem* don't have a For Sale section yet</font>
*ahem* ... I think it was being added when you were typing this.




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Hi ya folks,

Just got the steering wheel cover. The box however says it is for an Accord.

Are the wheels identical for the Accord and Odyssey? Will it work? Did you guys use the Accord cover also?

Thanks,
Errol

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by errol:
Did you guys use the Accord cover also?
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Yep, mine was listed for the Accord. I just did mine this past weekend.


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The Odyssey does take the same one as the Accord. I wish they'd update the packaging to say Accord/Odyssey

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Wish I had thought of that before I started. My fingers were sore for two days. LOL


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I got mine from Hondapartsforyou, and planning to do the steering wheel cover this weekend.

Do you guys cut the thread and do one section at a time? If you do the whole steering wheel, how do you hide the thread? Do you just tuck it to the back?
 

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You do not cut the thread. Start at the center bottom and work your way around clockwise. When you are done cut the excess of and leave about half an inch which you tuck in. Pliers and gloves as mentioned above are helpful. Also have plenty of light available since you need to be able to see the holes. Also make it as tight as possible. After you are done you will be extreemly happy! It is worth the effort!
 

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The lacing cord broke. I had 8 more holes to go before i can tie the double knot.

I thought "...the lacing cord is unbreakable.." and "...TIGHT IS RIGHT!" - quoted from the installation manual that came with it.

luckily the customer rep in hondapartsforyou is kind and promised to send me another lacing cord. When the lacing cord arrives I would have to re-do the whole installation.

TIPS: Use a glove that doesnt cover your finger tips - if you cant get such a glove, cut your current gloves about 1/4 inc. from the tips. Without the finger tips covered, one gets the advantage of being nimble-fingered. While the covered part of your palm is protected from the lacing cord.

I also learnt the hard way that patience is important.

anyway, I thank all who shared their tips in the yahoo club and this club.

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A few questions for anyone who has installed the Honda Leather steering wheel cover:

My wife purchased a steering wheel cover for me from Wheelskins (through Autobarn.com) for our 9th anniversary. It is not Honda specific, but the included instructions are nearly identical to the ones that H and A has posted for the Honda cover, same drawn pictures and all.

I have a few questions, if anyone would be kind enough to respond:

Does the Honda cover have lacing holes spaced evenly all around the cover, or are there sections without holes where the wheel spokes would interfere with lacing? This cover has holes all the way around, and some holes will certainly be left unlaced.

If the Honda cover has unlaced sections, do they stay put or flap around?

How close together are the edges of the cover to eachother before lacing? I can only pull the sides to within 1/8 inch with my fingers, causing me to believe I have one size too small.

TIA,
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by gbaxley:


Does the Honda cover have lacing holes spaced evenly all around the cover, or are there sections without holes where the wheel spokes would interfere with lacing?
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No. The Honda cover has areas that correspond to the steering wheel spokes with no holes.
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If the Honda cover has unlaced sections, do they stay put or flap around?
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They stay put.
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How close together are the edges of the cover to eachother before lacing? I can only pull the sides to within 1/8 inch with my fingers, causing me to believe I have one size too small.
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The edges on mine are pulled so they touch. There are pics of a section of the wheel showing the stitching at the link in my signature.
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Does the Honda cover have lacing holes spaced evenly all around the cover, or are there sections without holes where the wheel spokes would interfere with lacing? This cover has holes all the way around, and some holes will certainly be left unlaced.

Every hole was used.

If the Honda cover has unlaced sections, do they stay put or flap around?

Stays put.

I can only pull the sides to within 1/8 inch with my fingers, causing me to believe I have one size too small.

You pull the lace tight. It pulls the two sides together. You'll see when you get started.

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gbaxley, I also have the Wheelskins cover, did you get the two tone one? Mine fit perfectly and I used all the holes. I didn't have a 1/8 inch gap though. I should get my pics back from the developer in the next few days and I will post them then.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DDakRT:
gbaxley, I also have the Wheelskins cover, did you get the two tone one? Mine fit perfectly and I used all the holes. I didn't have a 1/8 inch gap though. I should get my pics back from the developer in the next few days and I will post them then.</font>
DDakRT,

I have a one tone black. Do you recall what size your Wheelskins was? Mine is the AX, which is supposed to fit Accords as well. There is a gap when I try to pull the edges tight by hand. I don't know if lacing will pull the edges together yet because I haven't had time to do the install.

Thanks for the assistance,
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Ddakrt:

Do you get your wheelskin picture developed? I want to get a steering wheel cover not sure to go with Honda or wheelskin?
thanks,

bjk

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