My 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. Question = how do i remove the drivers airbag from my 04 grand prix gt?I replace steering wheel trim and it sure looks like the airbag has to come off first.
Answer:To remove the steering wheel airbag, you must first disable the SIR system. Then, using a special tool ( or 2 thin screwdrivers) you need to release the retaining tabs on the back side of the wheel. 2 on each side, for a total of 4. Each side pair must be released at the same time, then release the two on the other side. Hold the airbag outward on the first side you release before you start to release the other side. Then pull the airbag off.
The supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system supplements the protection offered by the occupant seat belt system. The SIR system has several inflator modules located throughout the vehicle, i.e. The inflatable restraint steering wheel module, inflatable restraint IP module in passenger side of dash, and the inflatable restraint side impact module - LF and RT. Each inflator module has a deployment loop that is controlled by the inflatable restraint Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), which is mounted inside of the vehicle. The SDM determines the severity of a collision with the assistance of various sensor inputs. When the SDM detects a collision of sufficient force, it will process the information provided by the sensors to further support.
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