|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|
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|
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|
|01-17-2012 06:38 AM|
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|
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|
|01-11-2012 02:57 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 02:20 PM|
|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|
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|
|01-11-2012 12:22 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 11:56 AM|
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|
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|
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!|
|12-04-2011 08:58 PM|
|eScott||Good to know you can remove it, I ended up painting mine in place when I re-did my interior.|
|12-04-2011 08:22 PM|
|smccollamjr||I would NOT let my child ride in the front seat without deactivating the airbags. I'm sure Jerry is right about there being a very small chance of setting it off while wheeling, but any chance is too much. Either pull the fuses or put Jr. in the back seat.|
|12-04-2011 05:55 PM|
|BeerMan||THANK YOU!!!! This thread saved me big time. My cover was faded and scratched and showing black (these appear to be the only dash part that isn't solid plastic in its color and are painted) or either mine was replaced and painted. Either way, this thread has been sooooo awesome!!!!|
|11-29-2011 01:51 PM|
I got it out, not as hard as it seemed, just needed the right tools. 2 nuts on the firewall, 1 nut center of the bag at the top between the windshield and dash, two nuts at the front of the dash close to the grab bar. It will not come out after removing those. Drink a beer or 10 and get a prybar. It will come out then.
For what it's worth, the airbag cover this thread was started for was easy to remove. The 2 10 mm bolts were easy to reach on mine with a regular 1/4 ratchet and socket once the glovebox was removed.
|11-28-2011 05:22 PM|
|arcountryboy||Anyone know how to get the dang airbag out? I have pulled the cover, 2 nuts on the firewall, 2 nuts under and behind the grab bar, and one nut between the windshield and dash that is a real pain to get to and it's still in there. Looking at it I'm thinking maybe the dash has to come out??? I hope not, I just pulled the dash not too long ago.|
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