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05-20-2014 02:59 PM
jickey 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 02:17 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by shmessika View Post
do you know where i can buy a new air bag cover for my 2000 jeep wrangler?
Ebay...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/321380080058?lpid=82
05-20-2014 01:27 PM
shmessika do you know where i can buy a new air bag cover for my 2000 jeep wrangler?
04-19-2014 12:26 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Wish_Master_3 View Post
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!
Remove both airbag fuses behind the glove box and disconnect the battery. Wait 10 minutes after disconnecting the battery before working on the airbag.
04-19-2014 12:07 AM
LPGeep 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 06:03 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 10:59 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 09:04 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 02:12 PM
david95xj How do you remove just the airbag cover/handle? After you pop the trim piece off near the windshield?
02-19-2012 04:56 PM
KrzyMoke
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Originally Posted by dgtldre View Post
Here's a pic of the tool I use as I don't really know what it's called
Oh It is so tempting but it is just a ratcheting wrench.

See I was good
02-19-2012 04:38 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 08:51 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 07:45 PM
Wish_Master_3
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Originally Posted by arcountryboy View Post
Unplug battery and wait about 5-10 minutes, remove the cover, unplug the airbag, on the back of the metal cage the airbag is mounted in will be 3 nuts. Remove them, slide the airbag out of the cage, at this point the rear bracket on the cage will come off also allowing you to remove the cage.

This is why I removed mine. It's not done in this photo, it's trimmed in now.


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 08:24 AM
jdl_131
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Originally Posted by dgtldre View Post
2000 TJ Sahara

Long story short, I've been trying to remove my passenger side airbag cover for some time now and finally figured out how to do it.

Many people on this forum & forums alike say the airbag cover is not removable because it's riveted in. However, I can tell you for a fact that you can indeed remove it.

There are 2 10mm nuts way up high on each side of the metal casing. They bolt to the frame of the car. The left one is pretty easy to reach, the right one however can be quite tricky. I had to buy a special wrench that spins in place without having to pull it out of the nut. I hope this helps someone as a guide in the future.

Cheers!
I just did this with a regular small socket wrench, it honestly wasn't that bad. I would highly suggest taking the air duct near the passenger door loose so you can get your hands in from both sides, then you can hold the socket wrench on with one hand and turn it with the other. At the suggestion of this thread I bought a gear wrench and it didn't help me because there is very little room in there...I'll be taking them back to the tune of $50!
01-17-2012 06:38 AM
arcountryboy
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Originally Posted by Wish_Master_3 View Post
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!
Unplug battery and wait about 5-10 minutes, remove the cover, unplug the airbag, on the back of the metal cage the airbag is mounted in will be 3 nuts. Remove them, slide the airbag out of the cage, at this point the rear bracket on the cage will come off also allowing you to remove the cage.

This is why I removed mine. It's not done in this photo, it's trimmed in now.

01-17-2012 12:03 AM
dutch169 Has to be. Thieves do it all the time and somehow never get hurt.
01-15-2012 12:39 PM
Wish_Master_3
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Originally Posted by BeerMan View Post
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.





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 12:30 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 06:52 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by 2004_Silver_Sport View Post
And a hidden camera in the Jeep to see what happens
I like it! Maybe a fisheye lens in one of the cowl vents to snap a picture of their face right before it hits the glass.
01-11-2012 02:57 PM
BeerMan 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 02:20 PM
2004_Silver_Sport
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Originally Posted by C.L.

Why don't you install it into the driver's headrest, wired to a pressure switch in the seat, the ignition, and a kill switch in your location of choice? That way if someone tries to steal THIS Jeep without hitting the kill switch it'll put their head through the windshield?
And a hidden camera in the Jeep to see what happens
01-11-2012 01:39 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 12:50 PM
BeerMan 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 12:34 PM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I have the replacement air bag but it hasn't been very high up on my list of priorities due to the perceived PITA I was told replacing it would be.
Why don't you install it into the driver's headrest, wired to a pressure switch in the seat, the ignition, and a kill switch in your location of choice? That way if someone tries to steal THIS Jeep without hitting the kill switch it'll put their head through the windshield?
01-11-2012 12:22 PM
dutch169 For some reason I didn't take pics of the cover before but I have these.
Before

After

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 11:56 AM
erickpl Pics, dutch?

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 11:46 AM
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 10:51 AM
BeerMan
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Originally Posted by TJBen View Post
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!
X2

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 09:32 AM
TJBen 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 08:23 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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