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Replacing drivers side air bag on 2006 pontiac g6

Is there a diagram and instructions for replacing the steering wheel center?

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Irst, You must get the steering wheel with controls. I believe part numbers were listed above, but bottom line, make sure you get the right color if you are ordering. The black one is called ebony. Prices vary depending on where you get them. I got mine from a salvage yard brand new for $75. Second, You must replace the clockspring with the column harness. If you have a light duty pickup, you will need part number 26101829. This is for a 2 stage air bag. If you have a heavy duty, order part number 26101828. This is for a single stage air bag. If you are unsure, take off your airbag and look to see if it has 1 or 2 pigtails connected to it. 1 is a single stage, 2 is a 2 stage. GM has reduced the number of part numbers available to simplify things. Therefore, you will get a harness equipped with an additional 8 pin connector. This is for the steering wheel speed sensor for quadrasteer. If you do not have quadrasteer, just tape it to the column and don't worry about it. 

Be careful when installing the harness, there are about 14 connectors, I spent 2 hours installing the harness and wheel. 

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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      Fig. 2: Exploded view of the passenger's side air bag module 93112gd0.gif
      Fig. 3: Exploded view of the instrument panel assembly 93112ge1.gif
      Fig. 4: Exploded view of the heater housing assembly and related components 93112ge2.gif
      Fig. 5: View of the heater core and heater housing 93112ge3.gif
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