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Old 08-03-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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How do you remove factory steering wheel from 2002 TJ

I need to know how to remove the factory steering wheel from my 2002 Jeep TJ without setting off the airbag. I want to replace it with another steering wheel.

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Old 08-03-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Make sure and pull both of your airbag fuses before you start.

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Old 08-03-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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The main thing is to disconnect your battery... If it doesnt get power it want go off
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:10 AM   #4
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they could still go off even without power. They are "air" bags, filled up with co2. Be careful, if you hit it just right even without power you risk setting them off.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:34 AM   #5
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The first thing you need is the Full Service Manual which is available here for free.

You will need a steering wheel puller.
The negative post on your battery will have to be disconnected and isolated to disarm the air bags.
The steering wheel air bag will have to be removed.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #6
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Man if that bag goes off
it will cost you big $$$

That must be some steering wheel
to take that chance
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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Mine is too big and bulky and leather is worn out as well, but I will not take that risk at all.
I bought a cover for it, it just bothers me less now.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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take the terminals off the battery, and remove the fuses, when takeing the airbag off dont put your face in front of it lol. GOOD LUCK
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #9
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It does not sound like there is a quick and easy way. Worse case I will take it some where and let them remove it. I want it off so that when I am wheeling if I hit something it does not go off on the trail.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:44 PM   #10
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I dont think you will find any pro
that will take out air bags
maybe if its off road only

There is a big fine for messing with bags
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:04 PM   #11
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what kind of wheeling are you doing that you might set them off? there are a lot of guys here on the forum that wheel their rigs VERY hard and still have their airbags. there are several guys that rock crawl on a regular basis with their tj's and keep their airbags.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #12
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What is the big expense if it goes off? Who cares he is replacing the wheel anyway. If it doesnt go off sell it if it does throw it away.
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I was speaking as if he would have to replace it
if it went off.
If state has inspection he will need a bag
For resale he will take a hit in price if no bag
I dont care ether way but there are laws
about removing safety equipment

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