Peterbilt smart wheel

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  1. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Hey all,
    I am looking at upgrading to a Peterbilt 579 with their version of a smart wheel. Would switching to a custom aftermarket wheel be as simple as unplugging the connections and maybe removing the clock spring? Or would this cause problems with the multiplex?
     
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  3. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I think it best to leave the stock steering wheel alone in the newer trucks, changing it is asking for trouble
     
  4. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Ok do you have any reasons why? The steering wheel needs to be replaced either way.
     
  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    If you can get a steering wheel, with all the components that the stock steering wheel has, and it hooks up the same you may be ok. I just have found that sometimes aftermarket equipment just dosen't have the OEM quality. Some cases on certain equipment you are ok, others you are not
     
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  6. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the response. I think I need to clear up I wouldn't be hooking up any kind of smart wheel. I would be using just a standard SCI wheel. Basically eliminating the smart wheel functions.
     
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Ok. If you are eliminating the smart wheel functions. Think you will be ok
     
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  8. pushbroom

    pushbroom Road Train Member

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    It will throw cab controller codes but no engine codes. Also you will lose all functions on there like cruise.
    Steering angle sensor for abs might need to get recalibrated
     
  9. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Cruise can also be run off the dash switches can it not?
     
  10. pushbroom

    pushbroom Road Train Member

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    If the cruise is in the smart wheel it wont have dash switches
     
  11. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    You can add the switches the plugs will be there.
     
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