Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: '85 2.3-16 '99 C280 '11 GLK350
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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RE: Steering wheel fitment
On the non-airbag steering wheels, you'll need a 10mm allen head socket and a very good breaker bar to undo the screw that holds the wheel to the steering column. The screw is located under the wheel pad, usually accessed by prying out the Mercedes emblem. It helps to have an assistant hold the steering wheel while using the breaker bar. Make sure that the key ignition is set so that the steering column is not locked.
Unless you have a tilt/adjust column, a smaller diameter steering wheel will affect the visibility of the gauges. I switched to a smaller diamater AMG wheel and lost sight of the top of the tach and speedo, and more importantly, the low fuel warning light. With some adjustments to the seats (lowering and sliding back slightly) the loss is minimized.