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I have been thinking about this swap and recently lots of questions have come up about it. I was originally going to use a C5 wheel. The airbag type is the same as the s10, but the connector is different. I asked a gm tech who did the swap. (Mike over at ZR2USA) He said he soldered the s10 connector to the vette, pretty sure it was the clock spring connector to airbag. The splines for the C5 match the s10 so it would be an easy swap. While researching at corvetteforum I came across and c6 to c5 steering wheel swap. I really like the c6 wheel better. The problem is the center section of the c5 wheel had to be removed and welded to the c6 wheel while the airbag is left non functioning. I want to find out what can and can not be swapped. Currently I am trying to source a c6 airbag that has been deployed to get a look at the igniter, it might match the size of the c5 or s10 airbags. I got this idea from a lexus wheel swap where they had to switch the airbag igniters to make the airbag functional again. There was talk over at the corvette forum, but no one followed up. I will try to fill those gaps. Here are some pics of the c5 and c6 wheels and airbags.

good thing about the c6 wheel is it is shared by the cobalt and HHR so there easy to find cheaper then the c5 wheel. I will update soon.

 

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I already found a source for the deployed airbags. Ill have some in a week or two.
 

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I would love to swap to any smaller diameter wheel and keep the airbag. Do you have the link to C5 wheel swap details? I have a Momo race wheel and adapter at home but I really don't want to ditch the airbag if I can avoid it. I've been lucky in a few bad wrecks and would prefer to have that option!
 

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no real swap threads other then this one. I just read bits here and there and find an occasional pic.
 

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adding some wiring diagrams for information only

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98-UP S10 SIR diagrams


1998-2004 Corvette SIR


2006-up Corvette SIR (2005 had a different wheel but the wiring is about the same)
 

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small update, Im heading out today to pick up interior panels and such for the jimmy, but im stopping to check out a 2006 corvette. The whole steering column with wheel. He said the blown airbag might be there but he thinks the bag was pulled or cut out. As long as the igniter in there im good. The price for the whole column and wheel is cheaper then the wheel by it self.
 

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Great - looking forward to updates.
 

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picked up wheel with blown airbag and the column. Not a bad score for $40.00 Ill post pics later. I need to source a blown s10 airbag, anyone have one to send me? ill cover shipping.
 

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subscribing to this thred ! it be cool to keep the airbag and change to a cooler steering wheel!i have been wondering if it could be wired up to a different airbag
 

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I need a blown s10 airbag to see if I can make it work. If it does, the original clockspring can be used and the only issue is the splines to mate it to the shaft.

foty $
 

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pulled apart the column and wonder if the top portion of the shafts where they pivot are similar. I might be able to swap them out. Not likely this easy but we will see.

 

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Im looking for this part on the s10 column, does anyone have a wrecked truck we can get this part from? I will pay shipping to me.

 

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I got the corvette column apart and here is a pic, the length is approx. 7.75", it be a direct swap.

 

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Im looking for this part on the s10 column, does anyone have a wrecked truck we can get this part from? I will pay shipping to me.

If i had one i would send it in a heartbeat. Keep up the work, i'm very interested if this will work out nicely and may even try it out if it does.
 

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The s10 upper shaft GM 26064247 will interchage with these vehicles, this proves the c5 wheel will swap over with only airbag wiring needed to be worked out. From what I read and hear the corvette airbag connector needs to be soldered to the s10 clockspring in place of the s10 airbag connector.

1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette
1997-2001 Chevrolet Venture
2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala/Monte Carlo
1997-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
1997-2001 Pontiac Montana
1997-2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
1997-1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1997-2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1997-2000 Buick Park Ave
1997-2005 Buick Century
1995-2002 Chevy/GMC Full Size Trucks
1998-2005 Chevy Astro/GMC Safari
1996-2002 Chevy/GMC Full Size Vans
1995-2005 Chevy S10/Blazer-GMC S15/Sonoma/Jimmy
 

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well I am not having much luck finding a broke column for this one piece. I might chance it and pull mine apart. In the mean time does anyone have an airbag they have laying around and willing to give up in the name of research! If I can find a way to swap the bag unit in I will. I might have to get a few parts machined. I am pretty sure any mod to the airbag system is a no no, but ill chance it to have a functional airbag. The machining will to be make a base plate to attach the igniter to the bag unit.

if someone has an airbag 98-up, ill cover shipping if your willing.
 

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I got an airbag on the way for 98-up. I got my hands on a 97 airbag and its too big to use.
 

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Re: corvette steering wheel swap R&D

credit to maxplusten over at ls1tech.com

GM part number 26074286, upper steering shaft (c6 vette)

A compatible steering wheel.

Heres a list of wheels I know will work so far (there could possibly be more) coppied from a GM source
Oldsmobile Aurora 2001 2002 2003 01 02 03 G
Pontiac Bonneville 2000 00 H
Bonneville 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 01 02 03 04 05 H
Chevy Corvette 2005 2006 05 06 Y
Chevrolet Corvette 2007 07 Y(N37,UK3)(EXC T79)
Corvette 2007 2008 07 08 Y(EXC NP7,N33,N37,T79,UK3)
Cadillac CTS 2003 2004 2005 2006 D69(EXC UA2)
CTS 2005 2006 2007 D29(EXC UA2)
CTS 2007 DM69(JL4,33I,T79)(EXC UA2)
CTS 2007 DN
Deville 2000 KD,KE,KF
Deville 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Deville 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Deville 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Deville 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Deville 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Deville Touring 2000 KD,KE,KF
Deville Touring 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Deville Touring 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Deville Touring 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Deville Touring 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Deville Touring 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado 2000 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Eldorado 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Eldorado 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Eldorado 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado Touring 2000 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado Touring 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Eldorado Touring 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Eldorado Touring 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Eldorado Touring 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Eldorado Touring 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
EXPRESS 1500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 1500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 1500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 2500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 2500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 2500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 3500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 3500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
EXPRESS 3500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Grand Prix 2001 2002 2003 W
Grand Prix 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 04 05 06 07 08 W
Hearse 2000 KD,KE,KF
Hearse 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Hearse 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Hearse 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Hearse 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Hearse 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
High Luxury 2000 KD,KE,KF
High Luxury 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
High Luxury 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
High Luxury 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
High Luxury 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
High Luxury 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Impala 2006 2007 W27
Impala 2006 2007 2008 W19
Lacrosse/Allure 2005 2006 WC,WD,WE19
Lacrosse/Allure 2007 WC,WD,WE19
Lacrosse/Allure 2008 W19
Buick Lesabre 2000 H
Lesabre 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 H
Limousine 2000 KD,KE,KF
Limousine 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Limousine 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Limousine 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Limousine 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Limousine 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Montana APV 2002 2003 2004 2005 UM,UN,UT,UV(EXC X88)
Monte Carlo 2006 2007 W27
Monte Carlo 2006 2007 2008 W19
Park Avenue 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 C
SAVANA 1500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 1500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 1500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 2500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 2500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 2500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 3500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 3500 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
SAVANA 3500 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Seville 2000 KD,KE,KF
Seville 2000 2001 2002 KD,KE,KF
Seville 2001 2002 KS,KY(RHD)(EXPORT)
Seville 2001 2002 2003 KS,KY
Seville 2001 2002 2003 2004 KS,KY
Seville 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 KD,KE,KF
Silhouette APV 2002 2003 2004 U
SRX 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 E
STS 2005 2006 2007 D29(EXC UA2)
STS 2007 DM69(JL4,33I,T79)(EXC UA2)
STS 2007 DN
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 2 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 2 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 2 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 4 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 4 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 H1,2(AJ3,AK5)
Van/Express/Savana 4 X 4 2004 2005 2006 2007 G1,2,3(AJ3,AK5)
Venture APV 2002 2003 2004 2005 U
XLR 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Y
 
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