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How could be separated 3 pin steering wheel hub (like the one having code 92909):

92909

from a wheel (like the one having code 44772):

44772

in order to replace with other wheel (like the one having code 22969)?:

22969

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The main trick is to simultaneously push all three pins of the hub:

  • If you have another hub, and the wheel allows for this, take it and push carefully from the other side. If both hubs are half-way in, you should be able to pull out both.

  • Otherwise, take two wedge belt wheels, align them on top of each other, insert a pin into every second hole and repeat the above. There are various obvious variations of this approach using different parts, if you need a longer tool or don’t have the parts available.

  • I personally prefer using Technic axles to push out difficult pins. – Purplemur Sep 7 '17 at 19:41
  • @Purplemur: That works nicely for one pin, but here you have many pins. Hence just pushing in one pin with a Technic axle (or something similar) will cause it to tilt and stick. Therefore you need to push all pins simultaneously. – Wrzlprmft Sep 7 '17 at 21:40
  • Then, I'd use one of the hubs with three of these: (Technic, Pin Connector Round 2L) bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=62462#T=C with three of these: (Technic, Axle Pin) bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=43093#T=C to push the pins out. Or, just use one and maintain some pulling pressure as I released each pin in turn. – Purplemur Sep 11 '17 at 15:18
  • @Purplemur: That’s something I would file under obvious variation of this approach using different parts in my second bullet point. – Wrzlprmft Sep 11 '17 at 15:24

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