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how to take off steering wheel

just like the title says. i have never monkeyed with a steering wheel with an airbag. anything in particular i need to know...... i am going to replace the extremely worn out leather wheel, whats left of it, with a redone one off of ebay. unless someone know of somebody different.

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disconnect batteries and wait for about 5 minutes to disable batteries. There should be 4 plastic covers that just get unsnapped to reveal 4 nuts. Remove the nuts and the center airbag should pop out with 2 connectors. There is a larger nut at the center of the wheel that holds the actual wheel on. remove that and pull the wheel off with a steering wheel puller.

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ok, thanks. waiting for 5 minutes, does the airbag hold a battery reserve? or is that to be extra cautious?

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ok, thanks. waiting for 5 minutes, does the airbag hold a battery reserve? or is that to be extra cautious?
yes mitchell and alldata say to just wait for 30 seconds or a minute but i always wait for 5 to be sure they are de energized.

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gotcha, thank you very much

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heres a link to the guy on ebay that redos these wheels. he has several different styles. this one in particular is what i will probably get. it will be an interesting three color combo, with my brown steering colum and airbag cover. i did ask if he was able to make that in 99 chocolate brown, but he offered to make one in total king ranch leather... you do get a refund if you send in your old wheel for a core, so the price will be a little lower. fyi

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