NRG Quick Release Install Guide

NRG Quick Release Install Reference Guide For Gen 1.5,2.0, 2.5, 2.8, & 3.0 Quick Release Kits. There are three primary pieces need for the NRG Quick Release to function. A Steering Wheel, NRG Short Hub, and of course the NRG Quick Release System. An optional NRG Quick Lock is also available for added security to your vehicle but is not required. All or these components are available via our website and can be purchased separately or in one of our NRG Quick Release Combo Packages.    

NRG Innovations & Swap Shop Racing strongly recommends installation of all products from a qualified professional installer.  This guide is merely for reference and each vehicle may have a different installation process.  NRG or Swap Shop Racing is not liable for any damages or possible injuries incurred upon possible accidents due to incorrect installations, bad judgment, and act of nature, etc.  Some steps were omitted assuming that the installer has basic mechanical knowledge.
Note: This install was done on a Sixth generation 96-00 Honda Civic

1 – Make Sure the steering wheel is straight, and remove the factory steering wheel and airbag.  Refer to vehicle’s service manual for instructions on removing the factory wheel.  Remove the airbag SRS reel, take apart the dash/column panels and disconnect the reel from all wiring harnesses.

2 – Using a conductivity tester, locate the horn wire on the harness.

3- Clamp a pin connector to a wire and plug it into the horn wire harness.  Run the wire up the steering column.

4 – Find something that will conduct electricity that is thin and has good flexibility.  We had an old hair clip lying around, and that will serve as our horn contact.  (We’ve also found that other installers have used a variety of things from OEM Shoehorns to cotter pins and conductors.)

5 – We modified the hairclip like so.

6- Connect the clip of the horn wire that you ran up to the steering column.

7 – Find a way to bold this wire up to the turn signal/wire switch base.

8 – Notice the little dot on the short hub.  The dot signifies that the hub is in the up position.  Bolt the hub in upward position.

9 – Make sure that the horn contact that was just created contacts the rear of the short hub. The horn connector may need to be bent to accommodate the short hub.

10 - Connect the wires from the base of the quick release to the wires coming from the short hub.  The yellow wire will be the hot wire, so connect accordingly.

11 – Bolt down the quick release base to the short hub with the supplied screws.  Do not forget about the dot signifying the up position.  The dot also appears on the base of the quick release.

12 – Insert the horn button retainer ring into the top of the quick release body.

13 – When installing the steering wheel, the components go in this order:
Ring garnish (if applicable)
Horn button
Steering Wheel
Quick release base.

14 – Remember to align the top dots and of course connect the horn wires accordingly.

15 – Here is the finished assembly

Note: Many of these components are not compatible with Factory SRS/ airbag systems & Cruise Control Systems