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2004 SS Driver's Air Bag Removal

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Old 02-09-2012, 10:29 AM
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Is there a specialty tool that makes it easy to remove the airbag on a 2004 MCSS? We have the leather wheel with extra radio and cruise buttons. On the back of the steering wheel there is a plastic protection cover that makes it very difficult to get to the spring loads holding the three pins for the air bag. It looks like you need to slide a tool up in behind the cover and turn to release the bag.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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You can't get a flat-head to the clips on the back and turn them counterclockwise?
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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You need at least two flat head screw drivers (three really help). The plastic cover being on or off does not make a difference. Put the screw drivers in the small slots on the back, about a 90 degree turn and that should release the retaining clip and pull the bag forward (might take a little wiggling).
 
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So let me get this straight - The three holes in the back of the cover have three torx screws in them that hold the back cover onto the steering wheel. I removed the torx screws. Do I go in that same place with a flat head screwdriver to release the air bag? Did I need to get the torx screws out of there to release the air bag?

I will probably end up feeling pretty stupid on how much I have struggled with this in the end :-)
 

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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I haven't done this, but I BELIEVE those 3 torx screws are to remove the face, and there should be 4 other holes on the back of the steering wheel that a flat-head can fit into and release the air-bag clips.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
There should be 3 other holes on the back of the steering wheel that a flat-head can fit into and release the air-bag clips.
what he said
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:12 PM
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Really, only 3 on ours? I thought it was a square to pop? Like I said, haven't actually done it on my monte.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Really, only 3 on ours? I thought it was a square to pop? Like I said, haven't actually done it on my monte.
yep take a look

>>> https://montecarloforum.com/forum/ge...al-help-28212/ <<<
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:27 PM
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Ahhh good to know.
 
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Thanks guys. You're the greatest.

Larry
 

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