How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

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How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby Dwnld » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:45 am

So my car is Beretta GT 1993. V6 engine and automatic transmission if it matters in this case...

Anyway the problem is that I can't turn brights on or off anymore, except if I take a screwdriver or something similar and manually press that push-button switch. I'm not sure what's broken but it just doesn't work by lifting cruise control arm like it should.

I presume that remove of the steering wheel is required. Normally I would just disassemble that whole thing but there is an airbag, and currently I like my life as it is... So what is correct (safe) way to remove the steering wheel without triggering the airbag? Do I have to remove some wires or just be careful? Or not care about it at all?

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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby heavywoody » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:39 am

Sounds like the switch needs to be adjusted. You don't need to remove the airbag for this.

Drop the steering column to gain access to the switch (it's on the upper left of the steering column).

Once you see the mechanism, it should be pretty straight forward to adjust.

Oh, if you want to disconnect the airbag just to be safe, disconnect your battery first, then unplug the yellow plug under the steering column.


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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby weba » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:03 am

It's a yellow plug with green safety-pin that you need to pull out first :) Anyhow this is all piece of cake.



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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby Dwnld » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Well, I'll try to check it. Last time I looked at it, I thought that removing the steering wheel should be enough but I didn't do it because airbag. Repair manual says anyway that "take the vehicle to a dealer" because messing with it could cause it to not work at collision etc. But thanks for the tips, I'll look again when I have some free time.


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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby Dwnld » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:59 am

Finally I had some inspiration or what ever to take a photo...
So this is it under covers. Which bolts (red or white) I should remove? Or all of them or something else? ._.

I haven't removed it already 'cause I didn't wanna do it outside the garage (weather is a problem). If my plans won't change, I can do it next week.
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Also, is there something else I should note when dropping it down?


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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby whiteretta » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:06 pm

The switch Woody described is the white one on the left of the steering column actually.

Loosen the bolts / screws and pull the switch forwards more, then tighten it back up. You should regain your ability to use your brights if this switch was moved back too bar.

I've done this on a '93 Century before, pretty easy fix.


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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:02 am

removing just the red circled bolts should drop the steering column, it will still be attached by the U joint at the end and it will just hang down some. You should be able to see the high beam switch when you do this as well as adjust it from there.



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Re: How to remove the steering wheel with airbag?

Postby Dwnld » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:16 pm

Yeah I managed to adjust that thing. It was easy once I managed to loosen the two bolts, it was pretty easy. I didn't have to touch on the steering column thing after all.

Biggest problem was getting my hands, some light and tools to turn those damn things. Not much room to do anything there.

Thanks for help though.


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