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how do you disarm the air bag system so i can pull the OE wheel off
can you dis arm and remove the passenger air bag?
can't seem to find the info i need any help appreciated
 

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murphy said:
how do you disarm the air bag system so i can pull the OE wheel off
can you dis arm and remove the passenger air bag?
can't seem to find the info i need any help appreciated
I pulled mine off to install cruise control. I just removed the fuses. I know nothing about the passenger side.
 

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I looked at my FSM over and over, could not figure out exactly how to tear it apart.
I remember reading somewhere that you have to let it sit for a bit to allow for any residual juice to dissipate. That not being the correct technical term of course, but works)

I want to replace my steering wheel! It's gotten sticky from getting insect repellent on it..
*ICK!*
 

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Come and do mine for me, will ya Greg?
 

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I just used this "How to" yesterday and it worked for a dummy like me. The differences are that there is no metal shield to remove like, he has, there are only 2 screws holding the upper and lower steering wheel shroud together and I might look at a gear pulling tool rental versus a steering wheel puller. There's only room for 2 arms and not the usual 3.

For chits and giggles, I am chasing an airbag/chime problem. It is constantly going on and off. My horn and cruise is working well. I yanked out the 5 T9 torque screws and opened the clock spring. All looks good. I made sure it was dry and reassembled it. I checked my connections on the (am guessing here) accelerometer (the thing in front of the console on the hump) and cleaned them and tossed on the juice friendly grease.

No JOY! Ran to a friends house to have him scope it and everything is pointing at the accel thingy that is just there to tell you that you are up a creek and the airbags need to bust your chops.

I drove home AND then hit the booze. Let's see....13 mm socket on the steering wheel center bolt. 10 mm bolts holding the gyro thing, seems like 8 mm holding the air bag assembly to the rest of the wheel.

Sometimes I wonder at my fascination concerning these heeps.
 

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Sometimes I wonder about you too Reed! I think you're a hot mess.

I'd like to go all aloof and pretend like I didn't have the same sort of issues... my obsession may even be worse.
I'm going to try to "refinish" my steering wheel. The cost of a replacement is unacceptable.

Yea... THIS ought to make for good video. "Crazy woman messes up her steering wheel and in a moment of frustration bends it like a taco with her bare hands. Film at 11" :roll:
 

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Adding dirt and/or grease will cut down on the stickiness on the wheel. Better yet, use some saddle soap on the leather section. :roll:
 

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What happened is that I got insect repellent on my hands, and then grabbed the steering wheel.
It dissolved the "clear coat" in places.

I bought some stuff to refinish it from a local leather shop, but it's a spray and I would rather remove the wheel than have to mask off the entire interior of the Jeep.

Dirt and grease, just makes it worse.
 

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I linked a pretty good write up to remove the wheel. I use "bug juice" all summer long and I apply it by spraying it on my hands and then rubbing it on flesh. I spray directly on the pant/shirt line and the boot/sock line. My steering wheel get's it's share of bug juice. Clean it wit saddle soap or just retire the rig and place it in a museum.

Yes, your tires make your arse look big. :rotflmao:
 

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Not to hijack the thread---but---Kate I love that profile avatar :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
 

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f9k9 thanks for the link that will work I'm going to get rid of the clocking ring as well
 

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murphy said:
f9k9 thanks for the link that will work I'm going to get rid of the clocking ring as well
Speaking of which... Getting rid of the clock ring, what would one loose after doing that? Are we basically just talking about loosing cruise control and the airbag? That's all I ever assumed one of those was for.
 

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i think it turns the turn signal off as well i could be wrong
 

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True, it probably does that as well. While I'm thinking about it, someone on here who has done this might be of some help to you also. DJ404564x4 touched on it a little here.

I'd like to do this at some point... So it would be AWESOME if you can write up any details or pictures about your conversion! :wink:
 

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You lose the horn, too. Turn signals remain and light remain.
 
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