To remove a steering wheel airbag, remove the battery power and airbag module, disconnect the wires and remove the wire. Install a new bag at that point, and then connect the wires before driving.
Airbags, a standard technology in cars, exist as small pieces of material that inflate instantaneously upon sensing an accident or impact; they operate in conjunction with special sensors that signal their inflation to protect occupants. Airbags appear in many locations throughout cars; they are sta
Factors to look for in aftermarket wheel caps include affordability, quality and wheel cap design. This is because the wheel caps serve both a practical and a decorative purpose.
The airbag light comes on when the backup battery is drained or damage has occurred to the clock spring or the airbag module. Because the light can have many causes, a technician must diagnose the problem if the light stays on.
The airbag light, also called the supplemental restraint system light, turns on when there is a problem with one of the components of the safety system. It warns the driver that the safety system needs to be inspected as the light disables the airbag from operating.
As of August 2015, major automotive airbag manufacturing companies include Delphi, TRW, Autoliv and Takata. These companies supply a large number of the airbags in use in late-model cars, with Autoliv alone accounting for 25 percent of the airbag market in the United States.
A steering wheel that does not turn is usually an indication the power steering assembly is malfunctioning. There are several components to a power steering assembly that must be checked to determine exactly where the problem resides.
Options for a heated steering wheel include buying a car with a heated steering wheel feature or buying a heated steering wheel cover. Popular cars with heated steering wheels include the 2015 Infiniti Q70, 2015 Ford Fusion Energi, 2015 Audi 6 and the 2015 BMW 7 Series.
Airbags save lives by rapidly deploying a nylon bag in order to prevent drivers and passengers from impacting hard parts of the vehicle such as the steering wheel and windshield. The aim is to keep occupants from sustaining serious head and upper body injuries. A study published in 2009 by the Natio
Although the cost for replacement varies by model and manufacturer, a complete airbag replacement costs from $1,000 to $1,500 as of 2015. Airbag resetting, which involves reinstalling the same airbag, costs around $1,000.