Porsche 944 Steering Wheels and Horns
The Porsche 944, first released in 1982, is a stunning car known for its unique contours, great engine, and the classic, yet uniquely Porsche look of the car's body. The steering wheel is an important part of your Porsche 944. There are many replacement steering wheels and horns for a 944 in a variety of materials, shapes, and designs, allowing you to find the right option to meet your needs and desires.What should you consider when buying a horn?
There are a few things to consider when purchasing the right horn for your Porsche, and the first is ensuring that you are looking at parts that are compatible with the year and model of your car. Next, consider the type of horn you want, whether it is electric, air, or another type, then consider the pitch you want. The pitch ranges from a low, loud pitch that is common on larger vehicles and trucks with high, light sounds typical of smaller cars and motorcycles. Lastly consider any other special functionality, such as incorporated technology that allows you to program your sound and connect it to an mp3 source.What types of horns are available for Porsches?
There are horns available that can give your Porsche a unique touch. The most common horns used are electric, which are simple and small but put out plenty of sounds. There are also air horns, which may require air tank parts for installation.How do you replace the steering wheel on a 944?
To replace the steering wheel on your Porsche 944, you can take it to an automotive shop or dealer, or you can do the job at home. Keep in mind that the replacement process may vary depending on the specific model and year of your Porsche and the steering wheel you wish to install.
- First, ensure that the steering wheel and wheels are aligned straight and that the key is out of the ignition.
- Pull the center panel off the face of the wheel and reach into the visible shaft space to access the wire that connects the horn pieces. Disconnect this wire harness.
- Use an extendable socket wrench to remove the nut and washer in the steering wheel shaft, bracing the wheel firmly. Do not use the ignition lock to keep it in place, as this might break with the force.
- Consider the shaft, and make a note of the position of the wheel. You may want to make a small mark.
- Pull the wheel straight off and set it aside.
- Place the new wheel in position, and secure it to the Porsche with the necessary nuts and bolts.