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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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How To: remove plastic steering wheel trim

After getting the airbag cover off, you will see on T20 screw holding each side trim piece in place. Like this





Just take the T20 screw out and the trim will come off. There will be a wire harness holding in the buttons on each trim piece. Like this



Just pop that loose and they will be completely loose. You then will have to pop the 4 clips loose that are holding the buttons in place. Here are the 4 clips







After popping those buttons loose, this is what you will have.







Just prime them and paint them. After done with that, just put the trim back in and screw in the T20s. To put the airbag cover back in, just line it up and press gently. It will clip back into place easily. Hope this was helpful to you guys. It's my first DIY, so let me know if it was any good. If you have any questions, just ask


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I'd like to point out that that isnt the "airbag cover" its the ACTUAL airbag itself. Before removing the airbag or even going near the holes with a tool be sure you disable the airbags by disconnecting your negative battery cable Do not let the bag hang by the harness like in the pictures, just disconnect it, and then face it emblem up on the ground or floor

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nice write up! but..... I dont have that steering wheel. I was wondering what you were talking abot yesterday. haha, now I know. I had that steering wheel in my rental saturn aura and I hate it. no offense

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Nice write up!

like Maven said, be Extremely careful with the air bag, that thing can take your head off



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Good write up man I was just gonna put a thread up if anyone did this.Good job..

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ok ok ok sooo....now what about these steering wheels? anyone got any info on how to get these little trim pieces out???



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yeah a screwdriver. lol!! seriously though they pop right out with a screwdriver

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nope. i tryed. unless i just didnt try hard enough. i would swear if i pushed any harder it was going to tear my steering wheel (if that makes sense). im id be scared to pop the airbag out.


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Nice write-up, been wondering how to do this for ages. Also need to check my airbag anyway...

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how do you get the airbag out in the first place? im painting my interior trim but i cant figure out how to get the airbag off the wheel to get them trim pieces, i tried putting a screwdriver into the two holes on the wheel.. does it just pop off or something?



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