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    Lightbulb Steering wheel swap

    I'm thinking about getting a momo wheel and was wondering whats the score with airbag.
    Do I just need to disconnect battery before messing with wheel? Thought I'd ask before it blowing up in my face. And will any warning light come on after exchange to say airbag fault etc.
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    Check with you're insurance company before you do anything - many tend take a dim view of removing safety devices from cars.

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    Agree with the above statement, would have thought the air bag light will come on after which means the whole system will be disarmed
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    Bugger!!!
    Thanks guys.

    Scott

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    there was a post a while back about changing the steering wheel with an aftermarket jobby. it was mentioned that some aftermarket wheels come with a wire that effectively "fools" the car into thinking it has a drivers airbag (somehow plugs into the old plug and does something), so as to keep other safety devices like the passenger airbag active. i think it was beastra or marv that were thinking about a swappsy (sorry if i have the wrong names! )
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