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    Aftermarket steering wheel

    Got a momo steering wheel for my mk3 astra but think I have got the non airbag boss with it instead of the airbag kit, so need to change that.

    Firstly has anyone done a 'How To', with regards to changing the steering wheel from a mk3 astra with airbag, not sure how to tackle it so any pointers would be helpfull.
    Calibra 2.0 8v

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    Messing with airbags is very dangerous - spend some dosh on a haynes manual and this will tell you how to do it safely

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    at the very least disconnect your battery - lol.
    I got the retrimmer that did my interior to fit mine, safe bet.

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    Disconnect the battery and leave for half hour to be on the safe side!
    I have the instructions on how to do this at work, I'll update you tomorrow
    mate.
    Irmscher parts irmscher-bits.com
    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    Thanks that woudl be very helpful. I am going to get a Haynes manual aswell as I need it for other stuff, but any help would be appreciated.
    Calibra 2.0 8v

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    To remove steering wheel/air bag:
    First of all switch off ignition, with the steering 'locked' which the wheel sitting straight.
    Remove ignition key.
    Switch off all electrical items, disconnect negative terminal from the battery.
    (## Note: make sure you have your stereo code to reset after ##)

    Wait a few minutes for the air bag to discharge. (I would leave it for at least half hour!)

    To remove air bag:
    Remove two screws from the rear of the steering wheel, then carefully lift the airbag/
    horn push away from the steering wheel.
    Disconnect the wire from the airbag, and place the airbag well away from you in a
    safe place..!

    To remove the steering wheel:
    After removing the airbag, disconnect the wiring for the stereo controls.
    Unscrew the torx retaining bolt from the centre.
    Make aligning marks on the wheel and splinem should you ever want to put it back on.
    Then grip the steering wheel with both hands and rock it left and right while pulling.
    ALSO be careful not to pull the radio wiring clear from the wheel.

    The rest is up to you.
    You may get a warning light with the airbag missing.
    Hope that helps!

    Small note, I take no responsibility for any accidents or damaged caused by following
    the above procedure, this is up to you if you wanna follow these instruction, sorry!
    Irmscher parts irmscher-bits.com
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    Ta very much matey
    Calibra 2.0 8v

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