Next we unscrewed the lower steering column cover with a Phillips screwdriver and unplugged the airbag and horn plugs.
Then we removed the two airbag bolts on the back of the steering wheel with a T25 Torx wrench and unplugged the ground wire for the airbag (brown) and the yellow airbag connector popped right out.
With a 5/8 wrench and a lot of muscle (we would have preferred an impact wrench), we removed the center nut on the wheel.
Once the bolt was removed, we used a sharpie to mark the orientation of the steering wheel before pulling it off.
The pitting in this steering wheel wasn’t as bad as a few that I’ve seen, however the steering wheel is something you touch pretty much every second you’re driving, and this has always been a irritation of mine.
As you can see, the stock “Motorsport” Tri-color stitching is a bit faded and has seen better days.