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I have a rav4 3door and i need to kow how to remove the steering wheel airbag so that i can replace the wiperand indicator switch panel

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This is not a do it yourself kind of project. as stray static discharge can deploy the airbag. it requires a static band to be worn when removing the air bag. understand to want to save money but your local tech should not charge more than 100.00 to install your part on this. hope this helps

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Just a hint of advice, the air bag is an explosive device, this should only be handled by experianced mechanics, they can kill and maim people and have! they also have to be reinstalled correctly once removed. I would not advise you to do this your self. I don't like to tell people to take it to the dealer, but on this one I feel it is necessary.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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