|05-20-2014 03:59 PM|
As a former medic, let me give you two pieces of advice...
1) Don't jack with the airbag. One wrong move and it goes off, and the damage could be severe. They're there for a reason. I've run countless MVA's, and I saw plenty where the airbag saved a life and none where the airbag or seatbelt was the cause of a worse injury or even death.
2) Let Junior ride in the back, where kids go. It's safer, and a whining junior is a living junior. It's just common sense.
This, like all my other posts, are my own opinion. I speak from personal experiences. Your mileage may vary, check with your doctor, all rights reserved, etc.
|05-20-2014 03:17 PM|
|05-20-2014 02:27 PM|
|shmessika||do you know where i can buy a new air bag cover for my 2000 jeep wrangler?|
|04-19-2014 01:26 AM|
|04-19-2014 01:07 AM|
I just pulled these bastards out...Holy shitballs what a struggle!!!!
This thread was awesome, there are so many people online saying that this can't be done..
Splendid job sir, splendid job!!!
|11-10-2013 07:03 PM|
|AlpineAZjeepTJ||This post helped me a lot! The 10mm ratcheting wrench is a must. Don't attempt this job without it. Autozone sells it for $9.99.....|
|02-04-2013 11:59 PM|
|jeepguy703||I had the same problem with the torx. After a couple hours I just gave up though sad to say. The cover was starting to crack at the edges, wasnt worth it to me.|
|02-04-2013 10:04 PM|
|Jwolfer||Sorry to bump an old thread but I am in the process of removing my cover and I ran into an issue. Instead of 2 10 mm bolts holding my cover in I have two 25 or 27 Torx bolts. Is there any way to get them removed because I tried for about an hour tonight and there just isn't enough space to fit my hands and a socket wrench with a torx bit on it. Would I be able to get to them easier if I removed all of my dash panels?|
|04-30-2012 03:12 PM|
|david95xj||How do you remove just the airbag cover/handle? After you pop the trim piece off near the windshield?|
|02-19-2012 05:56 PM|
See I was good
|02-19-2012 05:38 PM|
|Wish_Master_3||I mean i know the air bags are there to suppose to save lives but i would just rather take mine out of the passenger side just cause even if my son is in the back seat then my wife sits in the passenger seat but then the seat is a little far forward so if it went off it would slam her into the seat so i just want it out! But thanks for all your help now if i can get time with chasing around a 1yr old and work and it being cold i need to find time to work on it along with many other things i have to do!|
|02-03-2012 09:51 AM|
|lys327||Alot of newer vehicles including jeeps have built in weight sensors in the seat for the pass airbag. i know that my wifes old 04 libby had a light on the dash that was activated when there was under 80 pounds in the seat. my son almost always rides in the front of my tj and i still have the air bag in. not worried about the thing going of at all. the sensors are located on the frame and it takes alot to set them off.|
|02-02-2012 08:45 PM|
How hard was it to get to all these bolts i heard the cover is a little hard to get off but how about reaching the bolts to remove the airbag and then about putting it all back on gettin bolts off and lettin them fall out is easy what about putting them back on? and after you remove the air bag does any lights light up on the dash that throws it off that its been unplugged when you cut the car back on?
|01-29-2012 09:24 AM|
|01-17-2012 07:38 AM|
This is why I removed mine. It's not done in this photo, it's trimmed in now.
|01-17-2012 01:03 AM|
|dutch169||Has to be. Thieves do it all the time and somehow never get hurt.|
|01-15-2012 01:39 PM|
Ok this is a little off subject but IS there any after I remove the cover to then remove the passenger airbag! I want to be able to take the passenger air bag out and not trip sensors or cause anything to mess up!
|01-14-2012 01:30 AM|
|s3nt3nc3d||I plasti-dipped my grab handle a while back...it's held up very nicely! I'm planning on redoing my center console and dash with it when I get some extra cash...did it in Krylon Fusion originally (bout 6 months ago) and it's scuffed to hell and back already.|
|01-12-2012 07:52 AM|
|01-11-2012 03:57 PM|
I think Plastidip is all about prep work. I have done several exterior parts on my old Land Rover, my dad's jeep, and mine and have had nothing peel/fade/or mess up at all... unless I didn't prep well. I did my front parts of my fenders and my corner guards over a year ago and they have taken a beating in the woods and been in the NC coastal sun/heat with no peeling, fading, or scratching.
I think I have got it about down to a science though. I thoroughly clean, sand, clean, prep, coat like 3 or 4 times, and then let dry for well over 24 hours in a warm/super dry area.
|01-11-2012 03:20 PM|
|01-11-2012 02:39 PM|
|dutch169||How does the plasti dip hold up. I used it on some badges on my Xterra and it peeled right off.|
|01-11-2012 01:50 PM|
I don't have any before pics but the handle was disgusting dirty and worn and the airbag cover was so faded and worn that you could see the black underneath. I decided to remove them and Plastidip. I am going to do some more work like this when I get a break.
|01-11-2012 01:34 PM|
|01-11-2012 01:22 PM|
For some reason I didn't take pics of the cover before but I have these.
You can barely tell the color difference in the pic. I also did my bezel and gauge cover. If I would have known, I would have just done my tan interior with bedliner. Clean sand clean sand clean sand. I sanded it down a lot and almost smooth. The bedliner has a little texture to it but not to bad. I am going to do the grab handle and glove box cover next. I put an inverter in my glove box and have the mounting screws showing. Good luck.
|01-11-2012 12:56 PM|
Before and after would be great. I have a 97 with that tan/spice interior, and I've thought about pulling the dash to replace or paint...
|01-11-2012 12:46 PM|
|dutch169||I did it to my 97. The tan interior was faded and bought an 03 agate. Had to change a few things with the dash. The 03 cover was already blown. I sanded my tan one and bedlined it. It was a PITA to get back in but not too bad.|
|01-11-2012 11:51 AM|
I'm over 6'1 225 and contorted myself like crazy to get those bolts out and back in. THANK GOD for beer!
|01-11-2012 10:32 AM|
This just worked for me, but that second bolt is a doozie. I had to lay on my back in the passenger seat, feet in the back seat, to get my hands in the right position. Still took about 45 minutes to find, grip, and remove. I'm kinda worried about putting it back on!
The gear wrench is a MUST for this, or it'll take you a year to fix.
Also, nice bloody knuckle in the second pic!
|12-05-2011 09:23 AM|
|Kevbz||This thread is great because I can prove to my wife I am not the only person that things all interiors deserve a touch up with paint now and then. She swears i am the only person in the world that will spend an afternoon with a dash apart and spray paint just because of some fading. silly silly wife lol!|
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