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Removing cover from steering whell horn to remove a coin

Someone put a coin in behind the steering wheel cover and now when driving the vehicle the horn will spontaneously go off, sometimes sticking. We were going to attempt removing the cover ourselves and retrieving the coin, but we believe the airbag is attached to the cover. We do not want to deploy the air bag. Do you know or have a guestimate as to how long something like this would take, what we could do, or what it might cost?

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Fig. Fig. 7: Once they are loosened, remove the trim pad screws from the back of the steering wheel


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Fig. Fig. 10: Matchmark the relationship between the steering shaft and the wheel in order to assure proper wheel installation
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Fig. Fig. 11: Loosen and remove the wheel retaining nut

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