Silverado airbag removal

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How to Remove the Steering Wheel on a 1999 Silverado

Removing the steering wheel on the 1999 Silverado also requires the removal the air bag in the center of the wheel. It's interesting to know that a Navy man, John Hetric, an industrial engineer, designed the first air bag restraint in 1953. He based the design in part on the working aspect of a torpedo's release of compressed air. The air bag system in the Silverado began in 1973. Removing the steering wheel is not difficult but requires a steering wheel puller, since a large steering wheel nut keeps the wheel in place.

Step 1

Disconnect the negative battery terminal cable using a wrench. Place the cable far enough from the battery terminal to prevent accidental contact. Allow 15 minutes for the circuits to go to sleep before continuing.

Step 2

Remove the two Torx head screws securing the air bag to the steering wheel through the two access holes in the rear of the wheel. Lift the air bag up enough to disconnect the two yellow and black air bag wires and the two horn wires from the back of the air bag.

Step 3

Lift the air bag off the steering wheel, keeping the front of the air bag facing away from you. Lay it face down on the passenger floor so if it should deploy it has nowhere to go.

Step 4

Remove the large nut on the steering shaft using a socket. Install the wheel puller and turn the center shaft clockwise to pull off the wheel.

Step 5

Install the wheel by aligning the hole for the horn over the plastic horn post and lower the wheel. Install the steering wheel shaft nut and tighten it to 30 foot-pounds using the socket.

Install the air bag by holding it close to the wheel and connecting the yellow and black wires to the air bag wire terminals of the same color. Connect the two horn wires. Lower the air bag and tighten the two Torx head screws with the Torx drivers. Connect the negative battery terminal cable and tighten it with a wrench.

Things You'll Need

  • Set of Torx drivers
  • Ratchetd
  • Set of sockets
  • Steering wheel puller
  • Set of wrenches

Writer Bio

Don Bowman has been writing for various websites and several online magazines since 2008. He has owned an auto service facility since 1982 and has over 45 years of technical experience as a master ASE tech. Bowman has a business degree from Pennsylvania State University and was an officer in the U.S. Army (aircraft maintenance officer, pilot, six Air Medal awards, two tours Vietnam).

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How to Replace Airbag 07-13 Chevy Silverado

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto, we've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto and in this video, I'm going to show you how to remove the airbag and reinstall it in this 2008 Chevy Silverado work truck. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head on over to 1aauto.com.

I'm going to disconnect the battery. This vehicle there is a bracket missing here, normally there would be a bracket here with four 13 mm bolts, you would take those out to access the negative battery cable. I'm just going to use a 10 mm wrench and loosen up the cable. You can probably do it without taking that bracket off, but just make it easier to take the bracket off. Loosen this up and wiggle it back and forth and set it aside.

To remove the airbag, there's these little holes on the side of the steering wheel, we're going to use a little Allen, this is a 2.5 mm allen. I'm just going to slide it into the hole, you're going to have to feel around a little bit, there's a little abr you have to push. And if you feel, push on the airbag a little bit while you're pushing in the hole. You might be able to feel it move around, and then we're going to release the airbag. Push that and then you're going to grab the airbag and pull it out just a little bit. See how it's up a little. And then we're going to do the same with the other side. All right? Pull the airbag out.

You can see in here where the allen goes in and then pushes on this little clip spring. And that releases that little retainer on the airbag. On the back side of the airbag, you're going to need a little pick, a small screwdriver. There's a little lock right here, pull this lock up just like that and there's little tabs right here and then one on the other side. Sometimes it's not too easy, just pull that connector out. Same with this side, pull this little lock up just like that. And slide the connector out, then grab the airbag.

When you put the airbag down, you want to place the airbag like this on a bench or somewhere. You never want to place the airbag like this, because if it were to ever explode, it would go flying up.

Now I'm going to connect the airbag. Just connect these connectors, connect the pink one right here to the pink and then push the lock down. Do the same with the white one. Push the lock down. I can take the airbag and make sure the wires are out of the way. Line it up and just push it down. Now I'm going to grab the negative battery cable. Slide this over the terminal on battery and then take a 10 mm wrench and just snug this up. Not too tight, you don't want to break it. Just make sure you grab the terminal, grab the cable and make sure it doesn't twist. That's good. And then if you had that bracket here, you're going to want to reinstall that bracket.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1aauto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

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Steering Wheel Removal - Help "95 K2500

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On your truck, to remove the air bag, make sure that your airbag is working properly, by turning on the ignition and making sure that the air bag light goes out. If it does, first disconnect the battery on your truck and wait 30 minutes before you work on the airbag.

Locate the airbag removal holes on the side of the steering wheel. To remove the Airbag, insert a allen wrench in the hole 1 5/8" to disconnect the airbag release. Hold the airbag with an open palm and when it releases, slightly move the bag up. Then go to the oposition side and release the other side.

Once the bag releases, be careful handling the bag.

The videos on autowoods are not for your truck, but will provide you with some guidance on how to remove the airbag.

Video for Airbag disarming procedures before removal of airbag and steering wheel.

Good luck with your upgrade.

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HOW TO!! 03-06 Silverado Passenger Airbag Replacement!!

How Do I Remove the Steering Cover on a Silverado?

The steering column cover on the Chevy Silverado is divided into two pieces. The cover's primary purpose is to protect the many components within the cover, such as the ignition switch and wiring. If you need to remove the steering column covers for any service to these parts, you can do so without having to disconnect the steering wheel itself. Removing the cover pieces is essentially the same for every year-model of this truck.

Step 1

Turn the steering wheel so both front wheels are facing forward then turn the ignition switch to the "Lock" position.

Step 2

Open the interior fuse box on the left side of the instrument panel. Remove the airbag fuse if the truck is so equipped and wait two minutes for the power supply to shut off.

Step 3

Pull out the tilt lever from the steering column if the truck is so equipped and detach it from its prongs.

Step 4

Inspect the lower steering column cover if you have a 2002 Silverado as some of these models have covers secured only by clips and not screws.

Step 5

Remove the screws for the lower steering column cover with a screwdriver if the cover has screws. Otherwise, grasp the bottom steering column cover and squeeze it lightly to remove it from its clips and detach it from the column.

Lift the upper steering column cover off of the column.

References

  • "Chilton's General Motors Full Size Trucks Repair Manual"; Jeff Kibler; 2005
  • "Chilton's General Motors Full Size Trucks Repair Manual"; Mike Stubblefield; 2009

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Writer Bio

Chris Moore has been contributing to eHow since 2007 and is a member of the DFW Writers' Workshop. He received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Texas-Arlington.

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