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JuL Apr 20, 7:15am - #446354 

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Is it really... dangerous ?

I'm about to put a quick release adaptor with a new steering wheel to replace my old one and ummm, well I talked to some guy about it and he told me if I had an airbag, and I touched something, it could blow up in my face. I though it was pretty funny but I don't wanna die... Anyone know if that's true..? Should I do that myself ? wtf

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Dragincrosmember Apr 20, 7:20am - #446355 

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You have to disconect the battery and let the residual energy disapate from the airbag system. It holds a charge so if you crash and lose power the airbag may still deploy. Now for taking it off the steering wheel...I wouldn't pry it off or anything. Just unbolt it from the back (I think) then when you set the airbag down just make sure the part where you push for the horn is facing up in the air so it dosn't get launched in the air if it does go off.
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JuL Apr 20, 7:24am - #446356 

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Yeah, still seems risky eek And how do I let the residual energy dissipate from the airbag system ? Do I have to just disconnect and wait for a while or.. is there something else I got to unplug ??!

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hombredelassrtas Apr 20, 7:28am - #446357 

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lol i can jsut imagine you unbolting the wheel and BAM!!! sorry i cant be any help though, i jsut thought it was funny smile Goodluck and post pic of ur progress thumbsup thumbsup

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JuL Apr 20, 7:32am - #446358 

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haha, grin I even though about filming the whole install in case it would blow up in my face... I could put it on ebaumsworld or something, you know, and become popular ! thumbsup

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Dragincrosmember Apr 20, 7:35am - #446359 

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I belive it depends on the car. 5 minutes is sticking in my head for some reason but I would wait 30 minutes just to be sure. Just plan ahead. I've taken airbags off before and never had a problem.
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JuL Apr 20, 7:37am - #446360 

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Ok ok thanks thumbsup I'll wait an hour just to be sure.. and yeah I'll post pics of the install in the next week !!!

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Marlyman Apr 20, 1:38pm - #446361 

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what setup are you going for? momo or sparco. Mail me if you need any help - ive done this mod. post pice too thumbsup
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vondutchguy Apr 20, 2:03pm - #446362 

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is a car still street legal ifi you take the air bags out of it that it come stock with?
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StilezGTS Apr 20, 2:29pm - #446363 

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yea just cant sue the company or whatever if the bags dont come out and you die...
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Marlyman Apr 20, 2:30pm - #446364 

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look if you REALLY REALLY need the airbags in an accident your probably fucked anyway. thumbsup
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CRBN BLU Apr 20, 3:55pm - #446365 

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Originally Posted by JuL
haha, grin I even though about filming the whole install in case it would blow up in my face... I could put it on ebaumsworld or something, you know, and become popular ! thumbsup


Now that's kind of funny!! I'll keep an eye out for that video... no, just kidding. You'll be fine.

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Firestorm Apr 20, 4:05pm - #446366 

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WEAR A HELMET!!lol
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vondutchguy Apr 20, 4:15pm - #446367 

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in pa your car wont pass inspection if you dont have air bags in it and they came with them. or if it was deployed and you fold it back up and stuff it back it will fail.
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JuL Apr 20, 4:51pm - #446368 

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Well hopefully, I don't live in PA thumbsup

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VBSURFER Apr 20, 5:52pm - #446369 

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jul...you only have to wait 60 secs...i have taken both pass and driver side airbags off before and had no trouble

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thE_laW Apr 20, 6:06pm - #446370 

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why are you putting in a quick release wheel?

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JuL Apr 20, 7:36pm - #446371 

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Well, it's a pretty good security system isn't it ?

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Cookie Apr 20, 7:49pm - #446372 

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Good luck Jul. Don't kill yourself m8.
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JuL Apr 20, 7:53pm - #446373 

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Originally Posted by Cookie
Good luck Jul. Don't kill yourself m8.

Hehe thx ! thumbsup I'll try not to.. grin

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jonnyess Apr 20, 8:35pm - #446374 

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Marlyman Apr 20, 8:37pm - #446375 

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yeahmy car is parked in dublin city soits the best security you can get
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Sultan Apr 20, 10:03pm - #446376 

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^^^
plus, if you buy the right aftermarket wheel, it looks hella nice as well...
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sickcelica696 Apr 20, 11:59pm - #446377 
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20 seconds for passenger side i dunno bout drivers though
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Haulin_A_Doo Apr 21, 12:28am - #446378 
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Its illegal to remove factory installed safety equipment like airbags.
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