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Removing steering wheel

I need to remove the steering wheel of my 1994 honda accord i'm concerned about the air bag going off,can you please assist.

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It's actually more simple than you think. First disconnect the negative cable from you car battery. then remove the plastic housing around your steering column. Next disconnect the air bag harness from it's plug. What ever you do don't apply any electrical testers or live circuitry to any of the air bag components and wirings. There should be two screws on the back side of your steering wheel. Remove these and the rest should be self explanitory.

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