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159 Ti steering wheel badge & handbrake cover
« on: June 06, 2020, 04:35:04 PM »
Hi all, in line with the outside badge replacements I did recently, I've now updated the badge on the steering wheel.
The new badge has adhesive on the back and I considered just sticking it over the top of the existing badge but it stuck out too much so I got myself an airbag removal tool and took the whole piece out. Then I got behind the original badge which was attached via four tabs, removed it and stuck on the new badge in its place. Looks so much brighter (see attached pic).

I also noticed the stitching on the handbrake cover was white so it didn't match the red stitching on the steering wheel. I took it off and removed the white stitching and simply restitched with a red thread, following the existing holes and using a saddle stitch, easy as, see pic for results. Of course, now I'm thinking of how I can add red stitching to the door trims as my next mini project considering how easy the handbrake cover was.

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Re: 159 Ti steering wheel badge & handbrake cover
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 11:08:21 PM »
Noice

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Re: 159 Ti steering wheel badge & handbrake cover
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 12:12:37 AM »
Is your centre console with such stitching too?

I have the centre console leather piece with red stitching if you need. Feel free to PM for and make an offer I can't refuse ;)
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Re: 159 Ti steering wheel badge & handbrake cover
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 04:45:36 PM »
Hi all, in line with the outside badge replacements I did recently, I've now updated the badge on the steering wheel.
The new badge has adhesive on the back and I considered just sticking it over the top of the existing badge but it stuck out too much so I got myself an airbag removal tool and took the whole piece out. Then I got behind the original badge which was attached via four tabs, removed it and stuck on the new badge in its place. Looks so much brighter (see attached pic).

I also noticed the stitching on the handbrake cover was white so it didn't match the red stitching on the steering wheel. I took it off and removed the white stitching and simply restitched with a red thread, following the existing holes and using a saddle stitch, easy as, see pic for results. Of course, now I'm thinking of how I can add red stitching to the door trims as my next mini project considering how easy the handbrake cover was.

Nice job - but have you got the perforated leather handbrake cover (to match the TI steering wheel?) Mine has black stitching so will replace with red then replace the plastic cover
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Re: 159 Ti steering wheel badge & handbrake cover
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 06:35:46 PM »
Or if your cover isn't in perfect condition you can buy a brand new cover with red stitching from eBay.

(Also easier for the needle & thread handicapped of us out there too)  ::)
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