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Old 05-17-2002, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Airbag removal.

Has anyone run across instructions for removing the airbags from a GC8? I have no problem doing it myself I would just love instructions for disabling the explosives before I start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2002, 08:53 PM   #2
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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=&threadid=127

You don't say which one but that link has info on the one in the wheel...

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Old 05-17-2002, 08:54 PM   #3
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nothing to it . You need to get the star shaped screw drivers from autozone , they'll have them in a kit with many sizes . First disconnect the battery or at least take the fuse out , you'll see two openings on the side of the airbag that have the star shaped screws inside of them , unscrew these two and the airbag should come out easily , disconnect the plugs that will become visible once you're pulling the airbag out and you're done.
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oops both posted the same time !
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Old 05-17-2002, 09:11 PM   #4
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Well, I'm actually removing both. The steering wheel looks simple enough after seeing that post. I'm sure I can figure out the driver's side.

I was afraid that they could still activate without the battery being connected.

Thx for the replies.


(Sorry for the stellar double posting :P)
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Old 05-17-2002, 10:49 PM   #5
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Just make sure you disconect the battery and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before you mess around and you will be fine.
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Old 05-18-2002, 12:05 AM   #6
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The manual I have says to disconnect neg term on battery and wait at least one min. before working with the airbag. I also step on the brake pedal to discharge any capacitor that may have a charge.
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Old 05-18-2002, 03:33 AM   #7
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Just make sure you disconect the battery and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before you mess around and you will be fine.
blah...key off for 3 minutes and the inflator is discharged...do em all day long.

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Old 05-18-2002, 10:40 AM   #8
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Yeah Yeah Yeah I know even Subaru say's only 20 sec's. Better safe than sorry ya know. Anyway just make sure the airbag control module is deactivated.
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Old 05-18-2002, 01:13 PM   #9
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Yeah Yeah Yeah I know even Subaru say's only 20 sec's. Better safe than sorry ya know. Anyway just make sure the airbag control module is deactivated.
i know i'm just messin w/ ya ben i've detonated them before...man do they deploy fast.

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Old 05-18-2002, 02:22 PM   #10
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Am I in AFI or a differnt forum??? I think I'm going crazy.

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Old 05-18-2002, 02:35 PM   #11
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I saw a training video where they deployed a cadillac airbag. They had it setup on two poles runing up to the ceiling about 15-20ft off the ground. They then put the airbag face down on the ground and detonated it. Man that thing hit the ceiling, Left a huge dent and actually bent the steering wheel rim upon re-entry. It was too cool I also watched a fellow tech fly out the side of a WRX after deploying the side impact airbag. Way too funny
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