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When rmoving the drivers air bag from a 1998 chevy lumina sedan, is the yellow connector unhooked at the very base of th steering wheel or at that plastic connector with the green sqeeze lock located right behind the air bag?

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The yellow connector, usually. If you can disconnect the yellow connector and remvoe the air bag, thats the one.

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How to remove the steering wheel for replacement

Many service procedures require the air bag system to be disabled to prevent accidental deployment. The air bag system can maintain sufficient voltage to cause deployment for up to 2 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off, the battery ground cable is disconnected or the DERM fuse is removed. If the inflator module is disconnected from the deployment loop by the following procedure, service can begin immediately without waiting for the 2 minute time period to elapse.
  1. Turn steering wheel so that vehicle wheels are pointed straight ahead.
  2. Turn ignition switch to Lock position and remove key.
  3. Remove air bag fuse from fuse block.
  4. Remove steering column filler panel.
  5. Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and disconnect yellow two-way connector at base of steering column, Fig. 1.
  1. Remove air bag fuse from fuse block.
Driver Side
  1. Turn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
  2. Connect yellow two-way connector and install connector position assurance (CPA).
  3. Install steering column filler panel.
  4. Insert air bag fuse into fuse block.
  5. Turn ignition switch to RUN and verify that the air bag warning lamp flashes seven times then turns off.
Passenger Side
  1. Turn ignition switch to LOCK and remove key.
  2. Insert air bag fuse into fuse block.
  3. Turn ignition switch to RUN and verify that the air bag warning lamp flashes seven times then turns off.


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How do I remove the front soft cover/air bag on a 2003 Chevy Cavalier steering wheel to gain access to the horn components? Does this require a special tool?

Disarming the System


CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before performing many in-vehicle service procedures. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Turn the steering wheel so the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight-ahead.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Ignition key AIR BAG fuse from the instrument panel fuse block Left-hand sound insulator Connector retainer and yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column. Right-hand sound insulator, if equipped with passenger side air bags Connector retainer and yellow 2-way connector from the passenger inflator module pigtail, if equipped with passenger side air bags

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    Fig. Driver-s side Yellow 2-way air bag connector retainer location

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Steering wheel adjustment , the steering whell is 90degrees off but the car does not pull eather direction. car was stolen no damage just steering whell truned

jack front of car up then turn steering wheel full lock to full lock and count the number of turns from either side then divide by 2 so you have the straight ahead position then remove the steering wheel and replace in the straight ahead position ,iam saying this because the vehicle may have been re tracked and only one track rod end adjusted so you have say 2 turns to the left and 2 and half to the right if you follow me .or remove the steering wheel then just hold it on and slowly drive forewards and lift wheel and refit to the correct position

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How do i remove the turn signal switch on a 2001 chevy impala

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  1. Verify that the multifunction turn signal lever is in the center of the OFF position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disable the SIR (air bag) system. Refer to the Chassis Electrical Section.
  4. Remove the air bag module from the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
  • Remove the upper and lower steering wheel trim covers using the following procedure.
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    • Remove the two pan head tapping screws from the lower shroud.
    • Unlock the upper and lower shroud.
    • Remove the two Torx® head screws from the upper shroud.
    • Remove the upper shroud.
  • Remove the wire harness straps from the wire harness assembly and detach the wiring harness connectors from the switch side connectors.
  • Remove the two multifunction turn signal switch screws and remove the multifunction switch assembly from the vehicle.
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    3. Verify that the lever is in the center of the OFF position.
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    7. Enable the SIR system by connecting the yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column and installing the air bag fuse.
    8. Connect the negative battery cable. Test the horn, turn signals and headlight operation.

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    I am changing the turn signal multi function switch on my chevy lumina and ahave to take off the steering wheel which has an air bag in it the bag wont blow if i pull the cover off the wheel will it???

    Before you take any thing off the wheel or take the airbag connector loose please remove both battery terminals and step on the brake pedal and release it 5 to6 times times draw any and all electrical current from the vehicle, then you can dislodge the airbag module, without exploding it, that would be painful.Get back to me with any questionsI'M HERE TO HELP!!!

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    Yep ,sounds lke the switch.and yes on the air bag,no big deal.pull the air bag fuse (or better still the battery) wait 15 min then pull the bag . Just unbolts like a horn button.Pull it out and unhook the yellow lead to the clock spring. GM uses a retention clip on the airbag connector,just slide the little clip out then the connector is normal.Place the bag soft side down while it's out.Have to be sure not to turn the wheel once you start the project.
    There is a clock like spring that is for the air bag. If it turns too far the spring will break and the bag will not work.As you remove the yellow clock spring it will lock itself,don't push on the lock button,it will spin around inside and break.
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    Fig. 1: Remove the access covers for the air bag module retaining bolts


    Fig. 2: Remove the air bag retaining bolts and...


    Fig. 3: Carefully remove the air bag from the steering wheel to access the wiring connectors


    Fig. 4: Detach the connectors...


    Fig. 5: ... from the air bag module


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    Fig. 7: Install a suitable puller and tighten the forcing screw to...


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