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      01-12-2017, 09:42 PM   #1
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HELP: Removing steering wheel

I have searched all over the Internet and I don't understand if I have a different steering wheel than everyone else but there is no tabs on each side to push in to remove the airbag cover. Has anyone run into this ?
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      01-12-2017, 10:45 PM   #2
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There are two "holes" you have to stick a flat head screw driver in there. There are no visible "tabs".

You will have to "puncture" the leather with the screw driver. Just poke the screw driver in where you feel a "hole" underneath the leather on the back of the steering wheel.
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      01-12-2017, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thanks man I appreciate it. I was expecting to see a visible hole and not something I had to puncture.
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      01-13-2017, 12:20 AM   #4
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It's not so much puncturing... Those dimples that you can feel actually have tiny slits in them. You can get a small flathead in there to push on the airbag release springs. If you mangle the leather that covers those holes, you will never get it to look right again. Be careful, take your time and inspect those dimples to see the orientation of the slits.
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      01-14-2017, 02:08 PM   #5
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In the parts that I circled, there is two medal pins. You need to use a flat head screwdriver to push those pins in, then you're able to pull the airbag out. I had the same issue too. Hopefully this helps!
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      01-16-2017, 09:32 PM   #6
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It's definitely tricky for a first timer, but once you get the hang of it you can pop the airbag off in seconds.

You have to aim the flathead slightly upwards and towards the back.
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