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#4072334 - 07/30/20 09:13 AM Steering wheel question
08_Panther Offline

Registered: 10/04/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Spring, Texas
While visiting my local boneyard yesterday, I found a nice 2004 Town car with the wooden steering wheel intact. Before I go through the hassle of removing it, I need to know if it will work in my '05 GM?
It's a nice wheel, with all the controls. My GM just has the cruise control switches on the wheel.
So...Is this '04 TC wheel compatible with my '05 GM?

"There's always a bigger fish"

#4072344 - 07/30/20 10:10 AM Re: Steering wheel question [Re: 08_Panther]
BigMerc96 Offline

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Unfortunately, no. The columns are different on a '05+. You need a '05+ wheel, which did come in a wood rimmed variant, lots of Town Cars and upper trim GMQs had them (my co-worker's '05 GMQ Ultimate has one). You do have the added bonus of the redundant controls for radio and automatic climate control being more or less plug and play on the '05+ cars, IIRC you might just need to run a single wire on a '05 to make it work, unlike the older columns, the clocksprings are the same regardless of which wheel the car had.

2006 Audi A6 ~132k miles, stock.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS HPP ~100k miles, slowly acquiring modifications.
1997 Town Car Cartier ~145k miles, Ported Plenum, Gutted Airbox, Contour E-fan Retrofit, Dual exhaust with Magnaflows, cats deleted, MSD Ignition, KYB Gas-A-Justs, P71 front bar, air ride reinstated, Projector retrofit, Caddy 4-note horn retrofit, Wood rim steering wheel retrofit, holistic weight reduction as the parts fall off..
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#4072350 - 07/30/20 10:47 AM Re: Steering wheel question [Re: BigMerc96]
08_Panther Offline

Registered: 10/04/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Spring, Texas
OK. Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. Too bad though, that's a nice wheel I found. My local bone yard doesn't have many Panthers to pick from, and what's there has been pretty much picked over. I was surprised to find that wheel still there.
"There's always a bigger fish"


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