Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel

How to set it up and how to use it

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The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel lets you experience realistic, accurate steering and feel every bump in the road with rumble feedback. The wireless speed wheel puts you in control with intuitive buttons and triggers:

  • Intuitive steering with motion sensors
  • Trigger buttons for accelerating and braking
  • Buttons for game-specific functions:

    • A,B,X,Y buttons
    • D-pad
    • Guide, start and back buttons

  • Rumble feedback

Wireless speed wheel

Setup

Wireless speed wheel features and setup

Step 1: Install the Wireless Speed Wheel software

The easiest way to install the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel software drivers is to connect to Xbox Live. If your console is connected to Xbox Live, then you’re ready for Step 2.

If your console is not connected to Xbox Live, do one of the following:

  • Insert the Software Driver disc or the game disc included with the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel. When you’re prompted to update your console, choose to update the software (if you aren’t prompted, the software is up to date). Once updated, go to step 2.
  • Update your console software. Once updated, you’re ready for step 2.
Step 2: Insert batteries

Insert AA alkaline (included with the wheel) or fully charged Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries into the wireless speed wheel. Here's how:

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  1. Turn the speed wheel upside down.
  2. Press the battery release button to open the battery door.
  3. Insert two new AA (LR6) batteries with their positive (+) and negative (–) ends positioned as shown on the battery compartment. For best performance, AA rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
  4. Replace the battery door and push to lock in place.

Note The wireless speed wheel doesn’t charge rechargeable batteries. You must recharge batteries in a charging device.

Step 3: Connect the speed wheel to your console

To connect your speed wheel and console:

  1. Turn on your console.
  2. Press and hold the Start or Guide button on the wheel until lights flash.
  3. Press and release the connect button on the console.
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  1. Within 20 seconds, press and release the connect button on the wireless speed wheel.
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The light on the wheel’s right handle will flash while it connects to your console. Once the wheel is connected to your console, one segment on the wheel’s centre ring of light is illuminated (this can take up to 10 seconds).

How to use the Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel

Speed wheel controls

The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel has buttons, lights and triggers, on the handle bars and in the centre of the speed wheel.

Centre controls

The controls in the centre of the speed wheel include the Start, Back and the Guide button. A light ring surrounds the Guide button. When you connect the speed wheel to your console, a section on the ring of light illuminates. Each subsequent speed wheel or controller that is connected to the console (up to four) is assigned a section on the ring of light.

Start and Back button behaviour is the same as on your Xbox controller.

Press the Guide button to turn your console on. Once on, pressing the Guide button displays the Xbox Guide. To turn off your console, press and hold the Guide button for three seconds and confirm your selection.

Handle bar controls

The controls on the handle bar include the accelerator trigger, the brake trigger and the A, B, X and Y buttons.

  • Squeezing the accelerator trigger on the right handle bar makes your vehicle go faster.
  • Squeezing the brake trigger on the left handle bar makes your vehicle slow down.
  • The A, B, X and Y buttons behave the same as on your Xbox controller.
  • The directional pad behaves the same as on your Xbox controller.

Start and use your speed wheel

When you use your speed wheel with driving games, it acts like a steering wheel and ignores unwanted motion. The speed wheel supports pitch, yaw and roll, but not all games supports these actions. Refer to the game’s manual to find out what actions are supported by the game.

To start your speed wheel:

  1. Press and hold the Start or Guide button on the wheel until lights flash.
  2. Wait for the wheel to be assigned to a section on the ring of light.

The wheel is ready to play.

If lights continue to flash around the Guide button, see the Setup or Troubleshoot speed wheel problems topics on this page.

Game compatibility

Using the speed wheel with racing games

The Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel is designed to work with most Xbox racing games. Because the wheel does not have shoulder buttons, some functionality may be limited in some game titles that use shoulder buttons. Refer to the game’s manual for information about shoulder button functionality, or to see if the game allows remapping of controller functions.

Playing Forza 4 with the speed wheel

Troubleshoot speed wheel problems

The wheel won’t turn on

Make sure that the batteries are new AA alkaline or fully charged Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. See Setup for more information.

Four lights keep flashing on the wheel

When four lights around the Guide button flash followed by alternating flashing, this means that the wheel is not connected to the console.

If this is your first time connecting the wheel to your console, refer to the Setup information above.

If you previously connected the wheel to your console, do the following:

  1. Press and hold the Start or Guide button on the wheel until lights flash.
  2. The wheel should stop flashing and be assigned to a section on the ring of light.

If the lights flash longer than 15 seconds, try the following:

  • Move the speed wheel closer to the console.
  • Make sure that the console and speed wheel are at least three feet (one metre) away from large metal objects, such as filing cabinets and refrigerators.
  • Metallic decorations or stickers on the console or speed wheel can interfere with performance. Remove decorations and try connecting again.
  • Make sure that the front of the console is positioned in the direction of the racing wheel and not towards a nearby wall.
  • Cordless phones (2.4 GHz), wireless LANs, wireless video transmitters, microwave ovens and some mobile phones can interfere with the operation of the speed wheel. Try turning these wireless devices off or unplugging them, to see if the wheel will then successfully connect to your console.

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