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Does anyone know how to remove the center part of the steering wheel?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by hookedontronics, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how to remove the center part of the steering wheel? The part that covers the air bag?
     
  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Kitty Beware: I bite! ^_^

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    Ooo I know I know! Run into something and make your airbag deploy. I am sure it will come off then! :D
     
  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    :rofl: i knew someone would say that; but on the 1st reply?
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I was thinking it before entering the thread. Kinda disappointed I was late on the draw.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    Yeah, I couldn't resist. Sorry. :D
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    Disconnect the battery and wait a half hour. Then remove the bolts from the backside of the steering wheel, grab the top and bottom edges and pull the center loose. Disconnect the harness connecter, and place it face up on a bench or counter. The "cover" and airbag will come out as one piece.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    The battery should be disconnected, but there's no need to wait half an hour. Air bag's are pretty stable, and have no back up power source. Just use common sense, and be careful.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Actually you really need too. Airbag systems have capacitors that hold a charge for power loss situations.

    And I'd remove the fuse for good measure.:D
     
  9. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    I was working on cars before air bags were standard equipment. Toyota says 90 seconds is long enough to wait, so that's good by me. Do what ever makes you feel safest.
     
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