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Old 08-12-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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I believe that I have broken a piece on the back of my airbag on the steering wheel. I have been searching for a parts number for the plastic piece that prevents the metal washer from touching the wire in the steering wheel. I have pictures (not my own) of the part that I am referring to. Just hoping someone knows where to find this part. I have read through a few relative threads, but no one has followed up with results. I have been on websites that stock steering wheel parts, but haven't been able to pinpoint this part. If Subaru does not offer this part separately, does anyone have an idea of how to find a part that can work without replacing the entire air bag assembly? Thanks in advance to all for the help!

Piece that is intact:



Piece when plastic tabs have been broken:



Here is a picture from RallySportDirect, the clips can be seen on either end of the steering wheel cover in this picture.

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Old 08-12-2015, 01:13 PM   #2
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I don't think you can get those separately. Unless I missed it in the parts look up it's all part of the airbag...
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:08 PM   #3
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Dang, that's what I feared. Thank you! It's frustrating that a piece like that wouldn't be separate. Do you think something like that would be unbroken on an airbag that deployed? I'm trying to avoid paying for a new airbag if possible, maybe find a part like that at a parts pull place? Thanks again for the thoughts!
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:58 PM   #4
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How did you break it? I'm installing my gtspec D wheel this weekend and don't want to mess something up
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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How did you break it? I'm installing my gtspec D wheel this weekend and don't want to mess something up
Lol this was done by the previous owner. And I'm guessing due to the dented center emblem, he punched it. I took the cover off and both plastic brackets are broken. I am really annoyed that it seems like this isn't a separate piece. It looks like it would be easy to replace. I am just wanting to make sure this isn't replaceable before buying another air bag for the steering wheel.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #6
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i have a couple lying around...
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:29 AM   #7
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I would definitely be interested in purchasing them from you if that's possible? My only concern is are they able to be replaced without effecting the airbag?
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