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Old 11-19-2012   #1
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Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

Sooooo... I purchased a remote radio control pad off of eBay. It's in immaculate condition, but the rubber pad part is gray. I've owned two 1988 GTAs throughout the years with this stereo and steering wheel option and the pads were always black like the rest of the leather covered rim. In fact, I've never seen any of the used GTAs or Turbo TAs on the market with a gray pad. What gives? Did Pontiac offer this steering wheel option without the black leather on the rim? I know the steering wheel without the black leather is gray underneath. Maybe this is the case? I dunno. Any of you guys have a gray pad like this?

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Old 11-19-2012   #2
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

was probably out of a grand prix GTP or bonneville SSE. had the same steering wheel controls.
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

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was probably out of a grand prix GTP or bonneville SSE. had the same steering wheel controls.
Really? I don't recall any generation Grand Prix or Bonneville using that steering wheel. Interesting...
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was mistakin on the grand prix. was different but still had wheel controls but the bonneville SSE had the same one. will try to post a pic.
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

Some of my research on these radio control has them in the 86-88 6000's, 88 Bonnevilles and the 88-89 Gta's. Not sure about the 86-88 Grand Prix GTP's though. I know I have 2 of the Delco 16088422 radios supposed to be out of a 91 Grand Prix. Totally different communication protocol on these.

If you need a good black pad, I've got a couple I would ship you for the shipping cost. I don't need them, already have a couple of spares.
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

link didnt work. not sure how to post pics. but the 88 SSE had the grey pad.

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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

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Some of my research on these radio control has them in the 86-88 6000's, 88 Bonnevilles and the 88-89 Gta's. Not sure about the 86-88 Grand Prix GTP's though. I know I have 2 of the Delco 16088422 radios supposed to be out of a 91 Grand Prix. Totally different communication protocol on these.

If you need a good black pad, I've got a couple I would ship you for the shipping cost. I don't need them, already have a couple of spares.
I appreciate the offer, but I'll be fine with this one. I'll just swap the black rubber pad off of my old one onto the gray one with the good buttons. The buttons on my old one are worn whereas the ones on the new pad are perfect.
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

There is a seller on ebay that has a maroon control pad, been there fo a long time, so I guess colors were available on different cars but that was 25 years ago.
Here's an interesting link I found a long time ago, not really complete but interesting
http://www.geocities.ws/motorcity/1500/swc1.htm
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

I see that the 1988 Pontiac 6000 STE used this steering wheel. I've always known about these cars, but this is the first time I've ever seen the interior of one.

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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

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There is a seller on ebay that has a maroon control pad, been there fo a long time, so I guess colors were available on different cars but that was 25 years ago.
Here's an interesting link I found a long time ago, not really complete but interesting
http://www.geocities.ws/motorcity/1500/swc1.htm
Nice find! I was totally oblivious to the fact that Pontiac installed this steering wheel in other models besides the Trans Am GTA.
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Re: Gray Steering Wheel Remote Radio Control Horn Pad

Yes, the same setup was used in the 6000STEs and Bonnevilles. I believe it was standard in the 6000 and optional for the Bonnevilles.

So if you run across a colored pad it will be from one of those two models. Easily remedied with vinyl die or spray color.
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