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How to remove the driver side airbag from a 2000 bonneville

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Be extremely careful doing this. There is a plug under the hood that disables the air bags. Disconnect the plug before attempting to disassemble the steering wheel. A Chilton manual will give you all the information you need to do the job.

Posted on Dec 06, 2014

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SOURCE: remove d/s airbag

disconnect the battery, then find the air bag plug normally under the seat or around side of the seat, maybe under the carpet *bright orange cable*

once you have disconnected the battery and the cable start taking the steering wheel apart and remove it, after market steering wheel will be needed unless your just going to cut the air back out and re fit the wheel, do not connect the air bag cable, you will have a dash light on the dash for air bag doing this though.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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This may not be what you want to 'hear'.

I advise you to STOP!
The force of one of these airbags deploying, can easily break your neck, or remove parts of your head!

I know how that sounds coming from a stranger, but most of all I wish you to be SAFE!

MANY mechanics have made a fatal mistake when removing an airbag. All it takes is one small static spark, and the bag will deploy.
The bag deploys so fast, you won't Even have time to respond, and get out of the way!

The metal bracket of the air bag must be faced away from you, you should wear an ESD wrist strap, (And have it connected to a good ground), the bag must be held in a certain position when installing, and there is criteria to meet with the car, (Battery, connections for the air bag deploy switch, etc.), also.

Airbag's are already deployed? What about the new ones you will install? Please, leave this to a pro.
Thank you for letting me state this.
joecoolvette

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: What fuse can be removed from a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville?

Any fuse marked "ignition" or "ECM"

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Remove driver's-side mirror on 2003 Pontiac Bonneville

Remove the small triangle panel in the corner of the window, one clip. then to remove all of the door panel you can pry starting at the bottom and work to the sides. once all push clips are off. (they really sound bad when they come loose, but that is normal.) push the panel up to remove the last two holders behind the door handle. You will have to remove these later with a needle nose pliers and slide them back on the door panel before you reinstall. remove elect from block and remove the Three screws holding the mirror. they are 10MM I think. and the mirror will practicly fall our. Or just hit something with it like my wife does and they come off pritty easy.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010

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