>I had exactly what you mentioned in mind.
>I was thinking about these two options:
>1. Use a different honda steering wheel, which would have OEM
>Lots of downsides to doing this though. First, I really like the 3 spoke
>wheel on the insight, and I don't know of another similar honda wheel.
I have read that the S200 uses the same wheel, at least in style.
>Second, this is an expensive route, and who knows about compatibility
>issues until you start tearing things apart.
Older wheels may be a serious compatablity problem especially in regard to the column trim just behind the wheel. Thats where the CVT Insight's steering wheel should shine
>I was thinking the new honda civic wheel would look nice, epecially if I were
>to convert the entire column. (tilt wheel, ya!)
>There could be some airbag safety issues to this. I'm sure the airbag
>is finely tuned to the exact >suroundings of the drivers compartment, and
>using an airbag from a different model may be a hazard.
I don't believe the compartment is a design factor. However, the airbag connector and how the squib interfaces with the airbag control unit may very well be a serious problem.
>2. use the CVT buttons, and silkscreen the set/accell - coast letters on
Well, the CVT system comes labeled in a oversize single letter "S" and "D". Close enough for speed-up <g> and decel for me.
> Use an accord cruise on/off (mid 90's and up) switch above the pocket/fuse cover on left side of the >dash which will be an exact fit.
>As far as wiring, it shouldn't be an issue and I'll post a simple schematic of whats involved when I get a chance to install my cruise.