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I need to put on another air bag but cant get the

I need to put on another air bag on the steering wheel but cant get the old one off of my 05 vw beetle

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That should be done by a technician. Even if you succeed in changing it, there's no guarantee that it'll work. Any decent body shop can do that job. Let them quote you, and if it sounds like too much $$$, try another shop.

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You will need to purchase an Air-Bag reader or send your car to the Dealer, for diagnostics. It will probably be the "Clock Spring" It is located inside the steering, directly behind the steering wheel. It is the one component that has moving parts. But without a reader, you will not know. You could cause the Air-Bag system to deploy the air-bag if you try repairing the system blind.

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It's usually the contacts in the steering wheel behind the horn and air bag. You will have to remove the air bag to access the horn contacts. Make sure you remove the battery terminals from the battery before working on any air bag system! You may have to pull the steering wheel completely, depending on the setup. You can rent the puller from your local parts store. If you can not adjust the wires/contacts for the horn, you may have to buy a new set. Fairly inexpensive, but they may have to order the part, in which you will have to put everything back together until the part comes in, and then start back over. I was able to access mine in my Crown Victoria by just removing the air bag, hopefully it's the same. Hope this helps!

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Airbag light


all the vehicles i've ever worked on, about the air bag light thing.
Vehicles have what is known as a clock spring under the steering wheel, you have to pull the steering wheel to get
to it. VW may call it something else. That clock spring allows the steering wheel to be able to move, and it feeds
info to the steering wheel air bag. it's nothing but a wire connection that moves without breaking. After a lot of
driving the spring gets a lot of action and will finally break so the info is then blocked and the air bag light goes on.
If you decide to tackle it, disconnect the battery first thing, you could set off the air bag if you don't. The clock
spring can be removed and tested with a volt ohm meter to see if it has a reading or not. no reading bad...reading of
any kind good. The spring isn't cheep, and the repair isn't easy. You also have to be sure you have everything correct
or the air bag can go off when you reconnect the battery.

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My daughter dropped coins in my steering wheel and it is causing the horn to go off randomly. Can i disconnect the horn temporarily? it is a peugeot 407 se (05)


Yes. open your hood, look at front of vehicle, you will see the horn. Unplug the wire.
You may be able to pull the fuse, but check that no other accessories are ran on that circuit too

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Needs key cylinder replacement


This first post is WITH AN AIR BAG:



With Air Bag Before removing the steering wheel, disable the air bag system
Disarming the System To disarm the air bag system, simply disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Isolate the battery cable by taping up any exposed metal areas of the cable. This will keep the cable from accidentally contacting the battery and causing deployment of the air bag. Allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, although 10 minutes is recommended, to allow for the dissipation of any residual energy.

CAUTION Before removing the steering wheel, disable the air bag system (refer to Section 6). Failure to do so could result in accidental air bag deployment and possible injury.


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the air bag system.
  2. Set the front tires in a straight-ahead position.
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Exploded view of the air bag module mounting

  1. Remove the air bag module retaining nuts from behind the steering wheel.
  2. Remove the air bag module.
  3. If equipped, remove the cruise control switch.
  4. Disconnect the horn wiring.
  5. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
  6. Scribe a line mark on the steering wheel and steering shaft if there is not one already.
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Use a puller to separate the wheel from the column

  1. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
To install:
  1. To install, align the scribe marks on the steering shaft with the steering wheel.
  2. Ensure the wheel compresses the 2 locktabs on the clockspring.

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2001 VW Jetta air bag on and honk won't work.


It's your clockspring. It's inside your steering wheel, underneath the airbag. Controls the electrical connection to your airbag and horn.

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disconnect negitive battery cable. Remove screws holding air bag to steer wheel. Disconect wires to air bag being. I must stop now. Playing with air bags can result in injury or death. You should have a shop do that for you. Sorry for not helping.

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it hard to take of the the wheel cause of the air bag but it would be an easy way just to get the car tracked and that will put the wheel stright agin

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first you want to unplug the air bag. you do this buy removing the plastic surround around the steering column, where the ignition is, just below the steering wheel itself, then you have to remove the air bag by removing the bolts from the back of the steering wheel...

then get a steeering wheel removal kit, autozone has a loan a tool program.

put the steering wheel tool on and turn oit with a wrench adn the wheel will pop off...

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