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Need to remove cover on steering wheel to repair the horn button

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First thing is to remove neg battery terminal, let car sit for 10 mins, this is for your safty with the air bag.next look at the rear of wteering wheel remove the bolts holding the airbag. pull bag up slowly until you have remove to dissconect wires to air bag and horn,.

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NOTE: Make sure the wheels are in the straight-ahead position. Disconnect the battery ground cable and wait at least one minute.
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Removing the steering wheel without using a puller can damage the column bearings. Using a suitable puller, remove the steering wheel.
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