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Ok, so having recently set off a seatbelt pretensioner and blackened my finger in the process...
I'm in need of a new steering wheel. I am of course wary of setting off an airbag and wondered how I can be sure this won't happen?

Anyone know if it's safe to disconnect the wheel or is there some procedure I need to follow?


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Disconnect the battery so that the beast can't fire. Leave the car for 30 minutes so that any residual charge can dissipate. I think the airbag just sits on top of the wheel nut, so you just have to lift it out.. but I've never seen under a '55 steering wheel cover, so I'm probably not the definitive answer. But anyway... no leccy, no detonation.

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Is it not the same as the 155 airbags where it's slotted into the wheel under the cover? Pretty sure I remember my 145 having the same wheel as my 155.

If so, take the bolts off the back of the wheel, remove the cover, twist airbag unit & lift out.
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