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Air bag Deployed in saturn Sl '96

Both air bags deployed, i found a scrap car that i can replace what ever i need to, my question is: is there a clock spring in the bumper, i know theres one behind the drivers airbag, and do i need to replace the air bag module, if so is that it?


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The air bag module is under thecenter console,there is a clock spring behind the steering wheel,thats ok dont replace it, there is a sensor under the hood should be ok,usually can reuse them just need to reset them at dealer,go to the yard get your 2 used air bags and go to the dealer and they will reset it all and you should be ok

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