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1998 s10 pickup drivers airbag removal


busa4
06-26-2005, 07:24 PM
i am trying to remove the drivers airbag but i am having no luck. i removed the 2 screws behind the airbag on the cover. those 2 screws only loosened the cover. is there a special tool or are there bolts that i am unable to see that hold the airbag to the steering wheel. i have stared at this airbag for an hour but i do not see anyway to get it out.

movin2stereo
06-26-2005, 07:34 PM
I think these have clips in there,you have to push the clip aside to release airbag.

busa4
06-27-2005, 12:16 PM
you wouldnt happen to know where these clips are? i can barely get a look inside because of the cover.

movin2stereo
06-29-2005, 06:43 PM
Alright I took a look at it and still I can't remember for sure how these are in there.Did you happen to take off the plastic around the steering column?If not take them off and this will give you a better look at it because you will be able to pull the plastic back from the wheel.

busa4
06-29-2005, 08:00 PM
the cover in back of the steering wheel is one piece. i removed the 2 screws that secure it but there is no where to move it as it cant be removed because it is one piece. i tried to pry it over as much as i could but all i saw was that the airbag has 4 pins that appear to be mounted in side a plastic sleeve of some sort.

movin2stereo
06-30-2005, 05:26 AM
O.K. I remember.You need to remove the steering column plastic so that you can move the plastic on the back of the wheel enough to see the pins.Those 4 pin lookin things are what holds it in.The pins are notched and there is like a wire that goes into the notch.The wire needs pushed aside and it will release.These are a pain cause you will release one and when you try another one it will pop back in.

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