I am seriously considering replacing the steering wheel on our 2002 UK
Estate because the leather covering is now very rough in a couple of
places, but I am looking for some feedback and advice.
1. Can I expect to transfer the airbag from the old steering wheel to a
new wheel without any compatibility issues? I know the procedure to
follow to do the safe removal and replacement of the airbag - but do I
have to ensure that the replacement wheel is "airbag compatible" in
2. A local eBay trader has "brand new" Ford Focus steering wheels at 25
GBP against the dealer price of about 132 GBP plus VAT. Should I go for
the eBay option?
3. Is there a better solution than replacing the steering wheel? None
of the universal steering wheel covers that we have seen in Halfords
appeal to us, but could the original leather covering be replaced?
Thanks for any advice.