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Old 07-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Remove Airbag and Steering Wheel

Here's a shot of the removed airbag


Before you do anything, let's remove the fuses so you don't piss anyone off honking the horn accidentally 50 times and/or screwing something up and blowing the airbag unintentionally. The fuses circled in red need to be removed, they are all horn related fuses and are also pictured on the fusebox cover diagram.


First you'll need to go the side of the steering wheel, there are 4 holes on each side but it's the bottom 2 you should be working on. There is a metal pin if you look inside the holes. You need to grab a screwdriver or something similar and push that pin inwards of the steering wheel, while simultaneously pulling the airbag. Do this to each pin on both sides and pull the airbag out, it is semi-difficult. Gave me a bit of trouble.


Now unattach the plugs from the steering wheel.




Now it is off the steering wheel


YOU ARE DONE REMOVING THE AIRBAG!

To remove the steering wheel there is a nut in the dead center of the steering wheel. Remove that and it should pop off. Or screw off. Not sure of the socket size though .
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You should find out if the scion emblem is the same size as the Toyota airbag emblems. If that's the case then you just gotta superglue (or some other really strong adhesive) it back on.
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I need to see a finished product because the last picture you showed (with the Plasti Dip not cured) look terrible.

If it were me, I'd try to find a Toyota emblem that fits inside that recess and just try to even out the pin holes in the airbag cover.
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Awesome, you are my hero bro lol can't wait to fuck with my car
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UPDATED!

Finished
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Yeah.


Lesson to all...don't do this.
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Thanks for the DIY. I don't know about the candy red paint and Toyota emblem but these steps will help for the JDM steering wheel cover swap. :happy0180:
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Lesson to all...don't do this.
Why not? Seems like a decent alternative to buying the $800 GT86 airbag........ If you don't like it, don't post.
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Why not? Seems like a decent alternative to buying the $800 GT86 airbag........ If you don't like it, don't post.
I'd be worried about it inhibiting the airbag deployment or throwing the Toyota emblem through my forehead. But, like you said... to each his/her own!

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I'd be worried about it inhibiting the airbag deployment or throwing the Toyota emblem through my forehead. But, like you said... to each his/her own!

Thanks for the DIY.
Well as we all know, plastidip isn't the strongest substance, it rubs right off. Also, there was an emblem there before, I think I'd prefer a Toyota emblem going through my forehead over a Scion one.
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The good news is this is my only crazy DIY mod, I am not one of those people that go and paint and mod every single thing, and then there's the plastidip crowd that sprays everything. I am just fully rebadging the car with Toyota. The only other appearance mods are HID's and the Five Axis kit and wheels. It's going to be a clean car I promise!
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Well as we all know, plastidip isn't the strongest substance, it rubs right off. Also, there was an emblem there before, I think I'd prefer a Toyota emblem going through my forehead over a Scion one.
Yeah, you're right. I'd hate to walk around with a mirrored image of the Scion logo bruised in my forehead! No offense to Scion fans, of course.

I do love me some PlastiDip. I've got another 5 gallons on order and am nearly done peeling the first dip job off the BRZ. I bought a better HVLP gun and am looking forward to laying on that vinyl look.
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I think I might do something similar. But I might find a good sticker or maybe even a custom vinyl to place in the oval before you put in the plasti-dip. Not sure how it would turn out exactly but thanks for showing your work.
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Was hoping to see an 86 airbag installed.

Hmmm... T bagde looks so big. Try finding a smaller one
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Thanks! Wouldn't do it myself, but I've been waiting for a DIY on how to take the airbag off so I can do my GT-86 airbag swap. Yeah, I spent $800+ for it, big whoop, wanna fight about it? lol
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Hmmm... T bagde looks so big. Try finding a smaller one
Same here!

I saw the title -> clicked -> saw the pics and started to scroll down with a bit of excitement thinking I would see the first 86 steering wheel swap and then 0_o.

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Thanks! Wouldn't do it myself, but I've been waiting for a DIY on how to take the airbag off so I can do my GT-86 airbag swap. Yeah, I spent $800+ for it, big whoop, wanna fight about it? lol
Please post up pics once you're done. Just the airbag was $800?! I thought it was for the entire steering wheel?!
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Same here!

I saw the title -> clicked -> saw the pics and started to scroll down with a bit of excitement thinking I would see the first 86 steering wheel swap and then 0_o.



Please post up pics once you're done. Just the airbag was $800?! I thought it was for the entire steering wheel?!
Negative bro! It's just for the airbag (I know). Check the threads by Carson Toyota and Nigel, both have them for around $850. The steering wheel is extra. Still waiting for it to come in, will post pics when installed!
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I'll buy the 86 airbag once I can buy it from a legit parts website.

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I saw the title -> clicked -> saw the pics and started to scroll down with a bit of excitement thinking I would see the first 86 steering wheel swap and then 0_o. <br />
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Please post up pics once you're done. Just the airbag was $800?! I thought it was for the entire steering wheel?!
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Negative bro! It's just for the airbag (I know). Check the threads by Carson Toyota and Nigel, both have them for around $850. The steering wheel is extra. Still waiting for it to come in, will post pics when installed!
Im definitely behind the 8 ball on this one... Why are we spending hundreds of dollars to replace working airbags??

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Excellent writeup!

Maybe some goo-gone or any other petroleum product may get that gunk off under the emblem with a bit more finesse? I was thinking of working a leather saddle soap into it to get it thoroughly clean. Still can't tell if its leather. Hahaha!

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Negative bro! It's just for the airbag (I know). Check the threads by Carson Toyota and Nigel, both have them for around $850. The steering wheel is extra. Still waiting for it to come in, will post pics when installed!
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I remember seeing the thread with CT being able to get the JDM steering wheel cover. It is what it is and when I pick up mine, I would like to swap out out the Scion cover for an 86 too or go aftermarket. Hopefully the cost will come down once parts and car stabilize.
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