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Have a 2003 BMW i want to change the steering wheel, has air bag. I want to make sure i dont set off the air bag, 1st thing i did is desconect the battery. then?

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Carefully remove the cloumn housin, there are two wires which actually go up into the steering wheel if so disconnect them, if it has stereo controls etc on the the wheel, there is a plastic pushfit connector. Disconnect it. Behind the wheel the should be 4 bolts, undo the bolts and carefully, with a soft robber hammer, tap the wheel off the spline.

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