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JBM

Member Since 21 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2013 03:22 PM
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In Topic: Removing The Drivers Airbag Assembly From The Steering Wheel.

05 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

First of all thanks for the help to date, I can get the Air bag out OK.

 

There is no rattle or anything loose in the assembly when I shake it.

 

My Airbag is for 2003 fusion and has 2 wiring plugs at the back,one green and the other Black.

 

A good friend has given me a Fusion replacement airbag to try out if I wish, but its only got a single back plug at the back.2005 ???

 

Would it be a problem if I tried it out should the tapping still persist.

 

Thanks again.

 

John.


In Topic: Removing The Drivers Airbag Assembly From The Steering Wheel.

22 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

Thanks Guys, I had thought of making up a form of stethoscope to listen while driving.

 

It does not happen on smooth roads and is not a metallic tap, more like shaking an item in a plastic container,there is nothing at the upper end of the steering column area that's loose.

 

It just Bl--dy tantalizing.and I will not give up a until I find out was what it is. John. :mellow:


In Topic: Removing The Drivers Airbag Assembly From The Steering Wheel.

22 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

Pop the bonnet and disconnect the negative terminal from the battery, then disconnect the positive terminal.

 

Allow the car to sit for at least 20 minutes before you proceed further to allow residual electrical charge to dissipate.

 

 

Locate the small holes on both sides of the back of the steering wheel.

 

Place a 3-mm hex-head key into one of the holes and push it in firmly to pop out the airbag from one side of the steering wheel.

 

Repeat the process on the other side of the steering wheel until the airbag falls out of the steering wheel.

 

Locate the wiring harnesses leading into the back of the steering wheel.

 

Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the protective cover off the back of the airbag harnesses and then push the clip in to pull the harnesses off the airbag.

 

Place the airbag to one side face up in a safe place.

 

Many thanks for the advice.

 

I followed thye instructions given to the letter and also the Haynes manual method using a small screw driver..

 

Neither way would the springs move to release/airbag unit.

 

I can see the curled top of the spring ? using a mirror and its really tantilising as Iam becoming an expert at removing the surrounding panels for easy access. :).

 

Perhaps I pushing in the wrong direct but I have tried variants.

 

Sorry to be a pain but I would like to solve this problem.

 

ATB,

 

John.