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Old 03-23-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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I was reading that if you remove the airbag and try to put the same bag back in, the airbag dash light will still light up meaning the system is disabled. Is this true? I can't remember where I read that. I need to replace the signal turn off switch because when I turn left the blinker doesn't shut off. It's annoying but I'd rather leave it if the original airbag can't be replaced. I'm not going to buy a new airbag if that is what it takes.
I eventually want to get rid of the airbag and get a different steering wheel anyway, so if I can't reuse the original airbag I just won't do the repair till I am ready to replace the steering wheel.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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I know airbag systems can get really touchy. Not 100% positive on if it will permanently disable it or not though. I would definitely suggest that unless you can find a credited source saying that it wont mess the airbag system up that you wait until you are ready to replace the steering wheel.
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No from what I understand that is not true at all. People have to remove the driver side air bag for things like that all the time.

There is a fuse in the fuse box labeled SIR or SRS. You need to pull that fuse and the air bag should no longer have power.

If you don't mind re-setting your stations I would remove the battery just to be safe.

The air bag and electrical system can hold a charge so I would wait 15-30 minutes.

Unplug the yellow wire coming out of the steering column and you should be safe to remove the air bag with no issues.

Its such a dangerous device, trying not to have your head in front while removing it is probably not a bad idea
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just disconnect the battery for half an hour. it will be fine i've done it plenty of times. now i have a grant wheel.
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I was reading that if you remove the airbag and try to put the same bag back in, the airbag dash light will still light up meaning the system is disabled. Is this true?
No. I've removed the air bag a few times. Just to what autotrix said above to disable the system, and you should be fine. Make sure when you remove the air bag that you place it right-side-up (that is, the rubber part of the steering wheel up) and away from you.
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Sounds good. Will try it soon. Those airbags are crazy. I work for the fire department and we have to watch those things all the time when we are messing with cars. We usually cut the battery wires or disconnect them but we don't have the luxury of waiting 20 min. I definitely will let it sit till power is drained. Just glad I can fix that signal.
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autotrix is one of those credible sources I was talking about haha
I'd say go for it then and to wait the full 30 minutes just to be safe.
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disconect the battery, let it sit for half an hour or so, then disconect the air bag system and then take the air bag out, you dont want it to explode in your face.

if you follow up this steps, you will not get the air bag light on unles you missed something in the way,,,,

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