Replacing OEM steering wheel with leather covered steering wheel

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I have a 2020 sport that I would like to replace the steering wheel with a leather/carbon one I found on ebay. Anybody attempt this? Any success? It looks as though they take an OEM wheel and cover it with fake carbon and leather looks really nice.
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It’s real Carbon fiber, not fake.
Swapping is a 30 min. job.

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Holy!! I guess you keep getting speeding tickets just by that steering wheel alone.. :)

How much is that? like $700 ???
 

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The OE leather wrapped steering wheel has excellent thickness and feel to the touch, IMO.
 

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I agree.

The base sport model doesn't have a leather steering wheel, which it seems like the OP owns.
I get that. I was bringing it up in case he can buy an OE steering wheel, instead of that fancy schmanzy one.

My Fiat 124 Spider has a similar steering wheel to that one, with lots of inserts and hard surfaces. It works well on a car that weighs 2,300 lbs and the steering takes only 2.5 turns lock-to-lock.

I doubt all those folds, inserts and hard surfaces will feel right steering a Wrangler.

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I think the OP should go with that new Tesla steering wheel that's straight out of the original Knight Rider TV show... *Kidding* 😂

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Assuming you get a compatible one, it’s very easy.

1. disconnect the battery and let the jeep sit for at least 30 min.
2. Two access trim panel cover things, one on each side on the back side of the wheel. One 10mm bolt behind each. that will release the airbag.
3. There are 3 (if I remember correctly) color coded clips/plugs to remove, plus 2 other wiring harness connectors to fully release the airbag so you can set it out of the way. Take a picture of how the wiring is routed to make re-install easy.
4. One 24mm (I think) bolt holding the wheel to the column. Remove it and the wheel will slide off.
5. reverse steps to install. There should be a groove so the steering wheel will align properly when you reinstall.
 
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