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My name is XXXXX XXXXX How can I be of help / what exactly do you need help with re the steering wheel removal?
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hi im tryin to change indicator switch. but I need to remove air bag and steering wheel. how is it done
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Right ok - well, you need to disable the airbag system first...
To do that - you have your keys out of the car.. and disconnect the battery terminals... Leave the car alone - dont start work on it for ten mins to give the airbag system capcitors time to fully discharge.
ok is dat done by diagnostic machine
( You may need your radio code to activate your radio after this so be sure you have that ...or you can be re advised of it from any dealer)
No- you just disconnect the battery as above.. then after 10 mins you can start work,.
Then - you need to look behind the steering wheel - a mirror is really helpful for this - you are looking for the two holes that have the securing screws for the airbag.. To remove these you need what is called a T30 ( Torx 30 ) tool.
ok I was tryin to remove air bag but no screws in sight jus asmall hole in side of steering wheel
You must ensure the steering wheel is kept in the straight ahead position...
Just a moment then - I will upload you a pic of what you should have..
The pic us uploading - meantime.. what tool were you trying to use?
was usin a small screwdriver
Well ok - again - you need to use a T30 tool.. Ok the link is through now- click HERE - and check it against what you have.
hi no that's not wat I have. jus asmall hole on d right of steering wheel when its straignt
Ok - can you give me the VIN of the vehicle...
hi the small hole is at the bottom of steering wheel
At the front or rear / behind?
vin vnkkh963xoa026534 model nsp9or
Ok - what country are you in?
Ok - is that a private reg?
NSP 9 OR is the reg??
no dat is the model number
I asked for the reg..
The Vin is not coming up.
Thank you ... give me a mo -
Ok - every system I check is coming back with the same instructions I gave you earlier - to be honest , from memory and experince, it doens't make sense to only have one hole as you mentioned - ALL airbags are secured to the wheel by at least two screw/ fixings.. never just one / one hole...
So I think you are going to need to go and make a close inspection to see what you have - again - it should correspond to the above that I have given you.
OK IL DO A QUICK CHECK
Take your time -- use a mirror...
JUS CHECK STILL NO SCREWS IN SIGHT
Ok - just a mo... I have looked out a photo for you.. its coming now..
Ok - look at this HERE.. thats what you will have... for sure ;)
That is your year Yairs.
This HERE will help you also.
Now you should be on track ;)
Are you re checking??
I have to go off for a break in a moment... Once you have found the screws- set the steering wheel straight - remove them as above- you will then see what is called the Clockspring-- Dis connect the two wire clips - the one in front of you / middle just pulls off- you unclip the clip to slide the other off... Then remove the clock spring by withdrawing it - ensure you recall how to place it back.
Then you will see the centre bolt / nut for steering wheel - you remove that -and lift the wheel off... then you can carry on . Replacement is a reversal of the above...and then when all done - refit the battery cables.
OK IL DOUBLE CHECH
With those pics - photos you cant go wrong now ;)
If we are done for now- I just need you to please click on the OK ratings for me at this point..
You can get back to me later if you should need - I will be back on later today ...so you can call on me if you should need anything at all... but I do need you to just click on the OK ratings for me now please -
For which I thank you - and wish you all the best.. Im sure you will be ok !! but again - I'll be here later if needed ;)
Im about to go off - do you need anything now before I go....??
THANKS NO HVE A GOOD BREAK
;) Thank you -- again - Im sure you will be ok - but Im always here if you need anything. Just leave a reply here - and I will get it if you do when I come back on... Please dont forget to click on the OK ratings for me before you go off.. Thank you - and Best Rgds, MIKE.