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I am the proud owner of a 2008 honda pilot I really have had a few cars and trucks but this one is very special, I try to keep it as good as possible and there is only one thing that is ugly is the emblem on the steering wheel, it is peeled orible Can someone recommend what to do? thanks
 

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One thing you probably want to avoid is removing your steering wheel emblem and replacing it, since it's near the airbag and anchored in pretty thoroughly. Best is carefully repainting it with touch-up paint.

 

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I am the proud owner of a 2008 honda pilot I really have had a few cars and trucks but this one is very special, I try to keep it as good as possible and there is only one thing that is ugly is the emblem on the steering wheel, it is peeled orible Can someone recommend what to do? thanks
I had the same problem and got a new emblem that sticks on over the existing one. It's made of plastic and comes with the double sticky tape already mounted on it. Clean the existing emblem really well with alcohol and then press the new one on. The "decal" as it's called is thin but durable, and you can't tell it's not original.

There's no tell tale edge around it, looks like it is inset into the vinyl covering of the wheel, not sitting on top of it. I'll include a video of my installation from all angles so you can see how nice and flush it fits. Looks just as good as the OEM one. I'll also include a link where you can get one. They're $20.

I don't sell them and I'm not affiliated with the seller and don't get a commission. They make two sizes so measure yours. My 2012 Pilot took the 40mm x 50mm one.


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If you disconnect the battery and remove the airbag can't you remove the emblem safely?
Mine is pretty worn but it doesn't bother me enough to take much action to fix it.
You can't buy a replacement emblem anywhere and I think the red ones that a few people have bought looks like crap.
 

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I had the same problem and got a new emblem that sticks on over the existing one. It's made of plastic and comes with the double sticky tape already mounted on it. Clean the existing emblem really well with alcohol and then press the new one on. The "decal" as it's called is thin but durable, and you can't tell it's not original.

There's no tell tale edge around it, looks like it is inset into the vinyl covering of the wheel, not sitting on top of it. I'll include a video of my installation from all angles so you can see how nice and flush it fits. Looks just as good as the OEM one. I'll also include a link where you can get one. They're $20.

I don't sell them and I'm not affiliated with the seller and don't get a commission. They make two sizes so measure yours. My 2012 Pilot took the 40mm x 50mm one.


Honda Logo Steering Wheel Sticker Decal For Civic Accord CRV HRV etc — Natalex Auto
Oooo, so nice. Me want.
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My 2012 Pilot took the 40mm x 50mm one.
But how are you measuring it? Just the "H" or the whole frame?

On my 2006, just the "H" itself is about 40 mm x 50 mm, but the entire frame is more like 60 mm x 50 mm.

Anybody with a 2006-2008, can you measure it?

Actually, also thinking of you, @The Todd, or anyone else who has a first gen and a second or third gen, do they measure the same?
 

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Oooo, so nice. Me want. View attachment 144078





But how are you measuring it? Just the "H" or the whole frame?

On my 2006, just the "H" itself is about 40 mm x 50 mm, but the entire frame is more like 60 mm x 50 mm.

Anybody with a 2006-2008, can you measure it?

Actually, also thinking of you, @The Todd, or anyone else who has a first gen and a second or third gen, do they measure the same?
The whole frame.
 

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Weird, I measured mine twice and the entire frame is more like 60 mm x 50 mm.

I'm not really finding some in that size. I could be measuring wrong, though.
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I did find these, and a common size is 40 mm x 50 or 49 mm...

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Noticed they usually can't show the actual logo for aftermarket ones, presumably because that's what it is, a trademark.


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That last one looks familiar. I guess your installation process looked like this:

 

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If you disconnect the battery and remove the airbag can't you remove the emblem safely?
Mine is pretty worn but it doesn't bother me enough to take much action to fix it.
You can't buy a replacement emblem anywhere and I think the red ones that a few people have bought looks like crap.
We are talking about a safety device that is meant to save a person's life in the event of an accident. To tamper with such a device would be unwise. The cover is not removable, it is what houses the airbag. Others have mutilated the cover to extract the emblem, then gluing in a new one. In doing so, they likely have left small bits of plastic that could be like shrapnel if the bag is deployed. A good way to loose an eye.
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I just don't believe it's a good idea to stick an new emblem on top of the old. Again, it's an explosive device.
 

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Hey 2006-2008 owners, what does your steering wheel emblem measure?
 

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We are talking about a safety device that is meant to save a person's life in the event of an accident. To tamper with such a device would be unwise. The cover is not removable, it is what houses the airbag. Others have mutilated the cover to extract the emblem, then gluing in a new one. In doing so, they likely have left small bits of plastic that could be like shrapnel if the bag is deployed. A good way to loose an eye.
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I just don't believe it's a good idea to stick an new emblem on top of the old. Again, it's an explosive device.
The covers over steering wheel airbags are scored to tear on predetermined lines and a specified amount of force and stay attached like leaves to the stem of a plant to the structure behind the deployed bag. There is a soft pad on the part of the bag your face contacts to absorb impact and injury from hard objects like your glasses, sun glasses, earrings or nose piercings. They don't shatter like shrapnel sending debris flying from emblems or anything attached to them. Notice how the parts of the cover stay with the steering wheel and have straight edges where the cover splits open. Later in the video notice the counterfeit airbag and how it does send parts of the cover flying. OEM bags fully deploy and are done "exploding" long before your face hits the bag, not the other way around. The bag and parts of it, don't hit you.

The labels that stick over the existing emblem that I mentioned are made of thin, soft vinyl and in the unlikely event one were to hit you in the face (or visa verse), it's not remotely the same as metal shrapnel flying when the Takata charge containers explode.


I'm amazed how my (our?) generation survived so many years driving cars before seat belts and air bags existed. I guess the protection was in the thickness of the steel of the bumpers and sheet metal ... and more of us knew how to drive.
 

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I guess if no 1st generation owners, especially 2006-2008 owners just in case it changed with the refresh, post your steering wheel emblem measurements, I'll have to spend the money to find out for myself. :(
 

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I measured it twice and the entire frame is more like 60 mm x 50 mm.

I must be doing something wrong because I can't find any that size for sale. Instead of with a measuring tape from Ikea, maybe I'll try again with a ruler, as you suggest. I've certainly bought my fair share of those over the years, since at the beginning of the school year my kids' teachers always seemed to specify a new one with ever so slightly different features.

But it's -16 C right now, so I may justifiably procrastinate a tad, hence my shoutout to those in more temperate climes.
 

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Weather be damned, I went out with a ruler this time and took some pictures.

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Weather be damned, I went out with a ruler this time and took some pictures.

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-16 C? Have you learned nothing during your time here? Measuring the emblem at that temperature is folly. Do you have any idea how much rulers shrink at that temperature? Huh? Jeesh. ALWAYS measure things 60-90 seconds after shutdown with everything at normal operating temperature. Really? -16 C ... that's not even a temperature in my vocabulary. <shaking head>.
 

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The covers over steering wheel airbags are scored to tear on predetermined lines and a specified amount of force and stay attached like leaves to the stem of a plant to the structure behind the deployed bag. There is a soft pad on the part of the bag your face contacts to absorb impact and injury from hard objects like your glasses, sun glasses, earrings or nose piercings. They don't shatter like shrapnel sending debris flying from emblems or anything attached to them. Notice how the parts of the cover stay with the steering wheel and have straight edges where the cover splits open. Later in the video notice the counterfeit airbag and how it does send parts of the cover flying. OEM bags fully deploy and are done "exploding" long before your face hits the bag, not the other way around. The bag and parts of it, don't hit you.

The labels that stick over the existing emblem that I mentioned are made of thin, soft vinyl and in the unlikely event one were to hit you in the face (or visa verse), it's not remotely the same as metal shrapnel flying when the Takata charge containers explode.


I'm amazed how my (our?) generation survived so many years driving cars before seat belts and air bags existed. I guess the protection was in the thickness of the steel of the bumpers and sheet metal ... and more of us knew how to drive.
I'm not one to strike fear in the public, I personally have been hit in the face with an air bag, and I'm glad it was there. No one trys to save money more than I do, but if I didn't like my pealing steering wheel emblem, and I couldn't get over it, I'd find a complete airbag replacement. I'm not the only driver of my vehicles. I'm not comfortable placing anything on a steering wheel and handing them the keys to my car.
 
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I'm not one to strike fear in the public, I personally have been hit in the face with an air bag, and I'm glad it was there. No one trys to save money more than I do, but if I didn't like my pealing steering wheel emblem, and I couldn't get over it, I'd find a complete airbag replacement. I'm not the only driver of my vehicles. I'm not comfortable placing anything on a steering wheel and handing them the keys to my car.
Well, let's try not to get mired down in what happens when something we hope never happens to our loved ones happens. It's like arguing if you should buy tornado insurance for your car in case it slams into you or your loved ones.
 

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Well, let's try not to get mired down in what happens when something we hope never happens to our loved ones happens.
It's like arguing if you should buy tornado insurance for your car in case it slams into you or your loved ones.
I've given my opinion.
I'm not superstitious.
I'm not one to buy more than what is needed.
 

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I don't have experience with the emblem cover in question. However I see in the thread that it is made of soft vinyl. I have experience with an airbag deployment. Last summer I crossed a double yellow in my Jetta trying to avoid a critter and hit an on coming car (it was around a curve). Ironically if I were in my Pilot I wouldn;t have swerved, it is higher off the ground and tougher. Anyway, I hit them midpoint on their driver's door and slid my car down the side of theirs. My airbag went off. I didn't move at all - the airbag didn't hit me and my sunglasses were still on. I did not get hit with any shrapnel or anything else. I don't see how a vinyl cover a few centimeters square would cause a problem.
 

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I don't have experience with the emblem cover in question. However I see in the thread that it is made of soft vinyl. I have experience with an airbag deployment. Last summer I crossed a double yellow in my Jetta trying to avoid a critter and hit an on coming car (it was around a curve). Ironically if I were in my Pilot I wouldn;t have swerved, it is higher off the ground and tougher. Anyway, I hit them midpoint on their driver's door and slid my car down the side of theirs. My airbag went off. I didn't move at all - the airbag didn't hit me and my sunglasses were still on. I did not get hit with any shrapnel or anything else. I don't see how a vinyl cover a few centimeters square would cause a problem.
Ok, twice now the word shrapnel has been used (I assume) in reference to my earlier comment. I was referring to someone who actually dug his old emblem out of his airbag cover. In doing so, it is likely that bits and pieces of plastic were left inside the cover resting on top of the airbag itself. These bits of plastic could become as shrapnel. My advice would be to not tamper with the airbag. Including the cover.
 
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