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      02-18-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Steering wheel airbag

I have to just move it out of its slot and not disconnect anything to get the steering wheel trim out. Do I need to disconnect the negative terminal if I am not actually removing connections from the steering wheel airbag.

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      02-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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If the airbag connector isn't unplugged you won't throw any codes with the battery connected. Though I recommend disconnecting the negative terminal just incase.
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You should.
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Yes, just as a safety precaution.
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Ok is it unsafe to remove the negative terminal. Last time I did it there were sparks and also some lights that came on the dash. Also I have heard of batteries exploding v
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I've unhooked the negative side of my battery probably 20 times in the process of installing/uninstalling my front seats and steering wheel airbag. I doubt you'll have a problem, just be sure to tuck the contact points away so they don't have any risk of touching without you intending for them to.
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Thanks guys for the help. I got it installed but had a problem and that was that the m sport steering wheel trim didn't fit perfectly around the sides. Some of the steering wheel sticks out. Anyone got any suggestions.
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