FW: [200q20v] RE: safe steering wheel removal

Rich Andrews r at cm183316-a.ftwrth1.tx.home.com
Wed Dec 13 09:33:03 EST 2000


It is actually quite safe IF you follow the guidelines.  Once you 
disconnect the red connector, there is a shorting wire internal to 
the connector so that static will not launch the airbag.  Details at 
11.  (:>)


Beer, Jerry wrote:

> Rich
> Thanks for the quick response. I think I may wait until you do it. I live in
> a town where voting correctly is considered a major achievement.  Not sure I
> want to tackle handling potential explosive devices too!
> Regards,
> Jerry (PALM BEACH no more reCOUNTYing, Florida)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rich Andrews [mailto:r at cm183316-a.ftwrth1.tx.home.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 12:31 AM
> To: Beer, Jerry
> Cc: '200q20v at audifans.com'
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] RE:safe steering wheel removal
> You don't pry anything!  The old 5000's had a pry off horn but now 
> you are talking about an airbag.  There are 2 holes on the backside 
> of the wheel.  Those are access holes to 2 torx bolts.  Remove those 
> and the air bag comes off.  I have to do my 1990 200 soon, so I will 
> give you a blow by blow of the procedure, if you are willing to wait 
> a few days.  It has been so long since I took off the steering wheel 
> on a 200 that a lot of the details are missing right now.  Once I 
> get into the job, they will all come back.  (:>)
> rich andrews SR.
> Beer, Jerry wrote:
>> I need to replace the flasher/wiper stalk switch. Steering wheel needs to
>> come off SAFELY. I can't seem to find an FAQ. Is there a link someone can
>> point me to for directions?  I understand battery disconnect first, then
>> wheel column cover comes off, then pry out horn, disconnect airbag disable
>> switch, and then remove big nut holding on wheel(mark so wheel goes back
>> on). Other than missing a step about removing a screw or bolt, anything
>> obvious so the airbag doesn't deploy?? TIA
>> Regards,
>> Jerry 
>> 91 200q20v
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