Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
I bent the passenger side airbag cover on my 2001 Alero. How can i access it in order to bend it back. is it from the dash box removal first?
on the 2002 Accent we have, the area is clearly identified w/the "cutout" area and marked SRS Airbag...perhaps look at Hyundai.com at the owners' manual online, or look at used cars/junk yards to compare dash panels to yours...would think it VERY difficult for avg person to perform this task
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
Unfortunately, you can do it, but you will have to remove your entire dash in the process. It's not really difficult, just time consuming. You can remove the front dash cover by opening the doors and removing the covers on each side. They are just clips that hold them on. Take a flat screwdriver and carefully pry them off. You will then see screws on the side that you will need to unbolt, and I believe there are 2 more screws pointed upwards that you can get to if you open your glovebox. After those screws are removed, remove the defroster grill in the middle of your dash. There is just one screw to remove and it unclips. Now you can pry the entire top part of the dashboard off. There are more clips holding it on, so just be careful when you do it. After that, you will see a bunch of screws on the top side that you can unbolt and then you will be able to remove the front cover that sits behind your steering wheel. With these pieces out of the way, you can finally unbolt the front cover where your stereo is and get at whatever your trying to get at to fix your defroster/control knob.
I had to go through all this when I installed my aftermarket stereo.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
2001 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4 liter DOHC L4 VIN "T"
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Posted on Jan 19, 2010
air bag is simple...
on the side of the steering wheel you will find two little circles/plugs that need to be removed. once removed there will be two little bolts, possibly torx. once removed the air bag is unplugged and removed
passenger side is a little more difficult and there are 6 bolts, 8mm if I remember correctly.
however, if you are replacing them because of an accident then you will also need to replace the clock spring in addition to the crash sensors
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
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