LS400 Steering Wheel?

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Does the LS400 steering wheel fit the 95+ FZJ80? I searched and searched and didn't find an answer to this question. So I just went ahead and bit the bullet and bought an LS400 steering wheel that was in good shape and hoped that it would be a direct fit to replace my old worn out steering wheel in the 97 LX450.

To all those wondering, they are identical except for one small thing, and are completely interchangable. Everything bolts up the same, connectors are the same, cruise control lever is the same, and the air bag bolts on the same as well. The color matches exactly too with my brown/tan steering wheel out my LX450.

Pictures of the LX450 steering wheel that came off:
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Pictures of the LS400 steering wheel that went on:
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The only difference between them was a rubber block mounted on the LS400 wheel that was not there on the LX450 wheel. It is simply held on by two screws and can be removed if desired. It looks like some sort of vibration dampening device. I opted to leave it on there since it didn't interfere with anything. It is the one circled in red:
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Hope this helps some folks out there looking at options for steering wheel replacements.
 
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The one that I got is a 95-97 ls400 wheel. But looking at the 98-2000 wheel it is also identical with the addition of a few buttons on the right side. It looks like that button assembly may be removable too. So I don't see that as being a problem.
 
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The one that I got is a 95-97 ls400 wheel. But looking at the 98-2000 wheel it is also identical with the addition of a few buttons on the right side. It looks like that button assembly may be removable too. So I don't see that as being a problem.

If those buttons are for stereo control that would be nice.
 
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What I would like to find out is whether any of the non-leather Toyota/Lexus wheels would fit/match. I don't really have to have leather and the vinyl ones in my other Toyotas of that vintage have held up much better.
 
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What I would like to find out is whether any of the non-leather Toyota/Lexus wheels would fit/match. I don't really have to have leather and the vinyl ones in my other Toyotas of that vintage have held up much better.

You can find the plastic ones on the poverty pack 80s. My sisters lc has the plastic wheel but it feels like the rubber part has come off the metal wheel.
 
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there are a few threads with people recovering their wheels for cheap. if the buttons for stereo controls off of the ls400 work, then that might be worth it.
 
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Thanks for the info! Did the airbag etc. bolt up exactly the same? Is the diameter the same? Do you think the leather quality is better than your LX's, or about the same ? :hmm:
 
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Thanks for the info! Did the airbag etc. bolt up exactly the same? Is the diameter the same? Do you think the leather quality is better than your LX's, or about the same ? :hmm:
Yup, identical.

What I would like to find out is whether any of the non-leather Toyota/Lexus wheels would fit/match. I don't really have to have leather and the vinyl ones in my other Toyotas of that vintage have held up much better.
As long as the steering wheel allows for you to use the same airbag and bolts up you should be fine. Other wheels from different years with various airbags may fit too, but your air bag may not function correctly if the circuitry is different. Personally I'd just stick with the ones that allow me to use my existing airbag.
 

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