This video below shows the overall process. Below I'll share some things about my experience also.
- socket wrench
- 10mm socket
- short socket extension
- 17mm socket
- phillips screwdriver
- flat head screwdriver
- shop light (helpful but not required)
Photos from the process in the video. Be sure to disconnect the battery before you start!! Be safe too. After you're done watch out for warning lights, etc... This post is for educational use only. I assume no liability for your actions.
OEM steering wheel with my electric tape at the top :)
Taking the airbag out is easy just be careful with the wires.
They seem to have mechanics in mind because it's quite easy to release the airbag section.
Now that it's out it's just a matter of using the 17mm socket on an extension to loosen the nut, pull on the wheel to break it loose, and then remove the nut.
All of the Cusco instructions were in Japanese so the video above was a great help!
Getting the components from the stock wheel onto the aftermarket wheel takes a little patience but it's worth it.
After the components are on you can carefully thread the wires through the wheel, place it on, and snug the nut down.
The finished product looks great. Although, I plan to have carbon fiber for the lower trim soon too.
Hopefully, this is helpful to others. Cheers.