How do I remove my steering wheel airbag? 1997 GMC P/U

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  1. OssipeeSteve

    OssipeeSteve Senior Member

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    I know I disconnect the battery and let it sit for a while but that's about it. There's a shroud over the back of the wheel which comes of w/ two torx screws. That's where I am. Any help will be appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    chevychase Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    You tube has a few vids on how to remove from your truck.
     
  3. OssipeeSteve

    OssipeeSteve Senior Member

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    Thanks, I'll head there now.
    S.
     
  4. Pat in Wa

    Pat in Wa Full Member

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    I have a 1997 Sierra when I replaced the old airbag with the new one I
    1. Disconected the battery
    2. Took a small flat screw driver and behind the wheel there's four little holes I pushed in on each and it came right off.
    installing the new one was reverse order. If your replacing the airbag did you get a new Air bag computer ? you deff need to replace the computer I was able to find my passengerside airbag and airbag comp from a company in Arkansas paid $180.00 shipping included
     
  5. OssipeeSteve

    OssipeeSteve Senior Member

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    Thanks, Pat. This airbag did not deploy. I have the light on the dash and I can hear what sounds like a spring and scratching when spinning the wheel. Here's another question I have for anyone familiar with this, is there a set of brushes in there which may be in need of replacement causing the light given the new noise and the new light? The horn works fine.

    I did remove the airbag. and look under the column. Everything is stable and connected.
     
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    Is it the airbag light going off? you may have to replace the air bag computer. This is located under the drivers seat under the carpet
     
  7. OssipeeSteve

    OssipeeSteve Senior Member

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    Thanks, Pat. I think I'll do a continuity test up to the connector at the airbag before looking at replacing the computer. That should give me an idea about what I think are brushes to accomodate the spinning of the wheel. If the wiring looks good I'll see about throwing an analyzer on it.
     

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