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Old 01-25-2002, 07:44 PM
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What is the difference between a Air steering wheel and a non-airbag steering?

other than the fact it has no airbag, I would like to know because I have an airbag on the car now, and if I buy a steering wheel that originally had no airbag, will it still bolt up? any help ?
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Old 01-25-2002, 10:35 PM
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I think it would bolt up, but what would you do about the air bag and connection? I don't think the non-airbag wheel has any way to mount the air bag. Without an air bag, how would you defeat the SRS warnings when the system does not register the bag?
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Old 01-26-2002, 12:14 AM
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the car has an airbag, but the steering wheel is falling apart, I was looking around and have only found non-airbag steering wheels, thats why I wanted to know, if their is some difference
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Old 01-26-2002, 03:00 AM
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Non of the salvage yards in your area have any air bag steering wheels? You could try M&M Salvage 1-800-429-7278 (Nationwide Watts line, company in Fontana, CA), ask for Chad, tell him I referred you. They have several airbag equipped MB vehicles, and should be able to ship (they don't ship glass though).

You might have to replace the slip rings when doing a wheel change (I did), but it is not a difficult job, very simple in fact. Parts are about $74.00 at Fastlane and take about 30 minutes to install.
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Old 01-26-2002, 11:38 AM
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