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How do you take off a 1989 s10 steering wheel no tilt no airbag?

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2010-11-26 19:40:23
2010-11-26 19:40:23

Remove the horn button by gently prying it loose. Unplug the wire. Remove the retaining clip with a snap ring tool or just by prying with a small flat screwdriver. You can also use a small pair or needle nose, pulling the handles apart to open the clip. Remove the steering wheel nut. Next, you will most likely need a steering wheel puller. You can usually borrow this from a parts store. You will attach the puller using the two small, threaded holes on either side of the main bolt. The main part of the puller will push on the center, while pulling the two outer bolts. The wheel should release after a few cranks of the wrench.

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you would need to disconnect the airbag then pop off the horn pad and remove the airbag then unbolt the steering wheel.

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disarm the air bag and take the center section out of the steering wheel that has the airbag in it and then there is a nut holding the wheel on, take the nut loose and then you need a steering wheel puller to get the steering wheel off the splines.

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You always disconnect the battery before you take the airbag off. It is possible to have a spark when you unplug the airbag if you leave the battery hooked up. The same thing when you put it back . Reassemble the steering wheel before you hook the battery up.

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there should be a couple of bolts on the back side of your steering wheel that removes the front face and after you take that off there will be a large nut that will take off the rest of the steering wheel, but remember to disconnect the airbag before you remove the steering wheel cause you could set it off.

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AIRBAG WARNING: Before you remove any steering wheel parts on an airbag equipped car it is important that you disconnect the negative battery cable to disable the airbag system. A loose airbag deploying directly in your face can cause serious injury, and could possibly kill you DEAD.Having said that, I'm not sure exactly the procedure on a Seville, but I'll give you a basic run down of how to take off most steering wheels.1)Disconnect negative battery cable2)Determine how airbag module is attached to steering wheel. The airbag module is in the front center of the steering wheel and is the part of the steering wheel you see. It likely has a vehicle emblem right on it. There may be plastic covers on the side or back of steering wheel that hide airbag retainer nuts. Some airbag modules are simply held in by clips and can be pulled out. Once you determine how the airbag is fastened remove it from the steering wheel. There will be an electrical connector to the airbag (usually yellow). Carefully disconnect electrical connector and set airbag aside.2)Disconnect horn wire, and any other electrical wires used inside the steering wheel. There should be connectors for all wires.3)NOTE:ENSURE STEERING WHEEL IS POINTED STRAIGHT AHEAD PRIOR TO REMOVAL. At this stage you should have access to the steering wheel nut. Remove the steering wheel nut.Some steering wheels will simply come off at this stage. However most wheels must be pressed off. Use a steering wheel puller to pull wheel. A puller set can be rented at most auto parts stores if you don't have one.4)CLOCKSPRING WARNING:Behind the steering wheel there is a component known as a clockspring. It houses the wires for the airbag and other steering wheel electronics. It allows the steering wheel to spin and maintain electrical connections. It is important that the clockspring or wheels are not turned while the steering wheel is out. If the clockspring is turned too many times over it will break causing steering wheel electronics not to work(and an expensive repair). It must remain centered at all times.

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If the car has an airbag in the steering wheel then take it to a professional mechanic to have it done. If you try to do it yourself then it may come out and cause serious damage. Trust me.

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Hi, the faulty part is called a clock spring and it is located inside the steering column. It is a device that allows the steering wheel to be turned without losing electrical contact with the airbag sensor in the steering wheel. Do not try to replace it yourself, take it to the garage, but do have it replaced as your airbag is likely non-functional. Ray

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Take off the steering wheel cover and unscrew all the screws then disconnect the wires.

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The airbag is located inside the black cover in the center of the steering wheel. Same piece you hit to sound the horn and it sperates from the steering wheel. Once that piece is off, Im not sure how to take the airbag out, as I only replaced my steering wheel. But, to get this piece off, there are two bolts on the backside of the steering wheel. Pop the hole covers off with a flathead screwdriver and remove bolts. Disconnect the wiring harnessess and the center piece is out. I hope this helps or, at the very least, gives you a place to start.

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Two torque screws on the back of the steerin g wheel release the airbag (TAKE out the Airbag fuses and disconnect the Negative battery cable first!). Steering wheel must be unbolted and pulled. Key switch taken out. The rest is self-expanatory.

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if you disconnect the battery first there wont be any problems with the changeover

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Watch out for the airbag! From the manual (which you should buy if you are going to do this job safely), you need to disconnect the battery and wait for a few minutes before attempting to work on the steering wheel. THEN you can remove the airbag, disconnect the horn and cruise control, remove the steering nut, use a puller to take off the steering wheel, reset the clockspring etc... Not terribly difficult if you are comfortable working with the airbag, but also not something to do without the PICTURES in the manual. Your safety is not worth $12 spent on Amazon for the old manual.

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Due to the inherent danger of working on the SRS, this is not a DIY job. Take it to a professional for this repair.

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Warning:These models have airbags.Always turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position,place the ignition switch in the lock position,remove the the air bag fuse and unplug the yellow connector position assurance connectors at the base of the steering column and under the right side of the instrument panel before working in the vicinity of the impact sensorsCaution:On models equipped with Delco-Loc 2 or Theftlock audio systems make sure you have activation codeDisconnect the neagtive battery cableDisable the airbag systemRemove the airbag module retaining screwsRemove the airbag module and unplug the electrical connectors.Carry the airbag module with the trim side facing away from you.Set the airbag module in an isolated area with the trim facing upRemove the steering wheel retaining nutThe steering wheel and the steering shaft should already be marked.if they;re not mark their relationship to one another before removing the steering wheelRemove the steering wheel with a puller

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The only special tool you need is a steering wheel pull. You can usually get a loaner from the parts place. To take the steering wheel off first you need to disconnect the negative terminal of the battery for 5 minutes to disrupt the current to the airbags so they won't blow on you. Then, you take the horn button loose and disconnect the wiring to it. Then pull the airbag off by taking 2 bolts off the back of the steering wheel. Then disconnect the wiring to the air bag. Mark the position of the steering wheel on the shaft so you can get it back on straight. Then put the puller on the steering wheel and pull it off. Piece of cake!

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This requires special tools.To do work:Disconnect batteryGo for coffee, this is to allow the airbag deployment system to discharge.There are screws holding the steering wheel air bag to the wheel. Take them outWork carefully and disconnect the air bag wiring Do not break the connector.Remove the retaining nut on the steering shaft.Mark the wheel and shaft so it will be aligned correctly at reassembly.Use the special steering wheel puller to remove the wheelAssembly is reverse of disassemble.

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Disconnect the negative battery terminal. IMPORTANT. It has to be disconnected for a full minute to disarm the airbag. 2. Remove the screws holding the horn buttons on. 3. If equipped with an air bag remove the bolt from each side at the back of the steering wheel. 4. Pull the airbag off and disconnect the electrical connections. Always hold an airbag pointing away from you. 5. Remove the horn pad and disconnect the electrical connectons. 6. Mark the position the steering wheel is on the shaft with a dot of paint. 7. Remove the steering wheel nut or bolt. 8. Use a puller to take the wheel off.

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Disable the system by removing the negative battery terminal for 5 minutes. Take the trim off of the steering wheel. Remove the airbag mounting bolts. One from each side of the steering wheel. Lift the airbag away from the steering wheel and disconnect the wires. After replacing the air bag you should turn the key off. Connect the negative battery terminal start the engine and make sure the airbag light goes off. Indicating all is well. Always point an airbag away from your body when carrying it.

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Disconnect the negative termnal of the battery for at least 5 minutes to get rid of the stored battery current to enable the bag. At the rear of the steering wheel take the fasteners off and pull the airbag forward to take it off the wheel. Disconnect the electrical connections to the bag.

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I would not recommend airbag repairs for the diy'r. Take it to a professional. If you are still going to try, unhook the battery for at least 5 minutes before you begin.

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Take the airbag off the wheel.depending on what car, it either has screws on the back of the wheel or quik release clips. Make sure to center the wheel because its attached to a clock spring,which must stay centered. Failure to do so could cause accidental airbag deployment or make it not deploy during an accident. Always take precaution when handling airbags,disconnect all power because the bag is electronically discharged.

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To take the steering wheel off to get to the horn a person needs a steering wheel puller. It will remove the steering wheel by applying pressure to the middle and pulling up on the rest.


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