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B6 steering wheel swap

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by andy.l, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. andy.l
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    [Sep 24, 2013]
    Ok ,I've read through the searches about this. Is it just a case of undoing the battery,then the bolts holding the 4 arm steering wheel on,the plugs behind the wheel and then replace with the 3 arm wheel (complete with correct airbag),its not going to go off in my face or anything is it? There isnt a 'how to' in the guides section?

    thanks

    andy :)
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    Wouldn't worry too much about it blowing off in your face as airbag's are activated from the front of a car. There are many guides plus this question gets asked and answered daily. This isn't exact but it's what two seconds of searching google provided AudiEnthusiasts Steering Wheel Swap.
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    The airbag control module contains a capacitor large enough to fire the airbag (so even if the battery gets disconnected in a crash the airbag can still deploy).

    This is why the advice is always to disconnect the battery and wait a few minutes for the capacitor to discharge - it's all too easy to short a couple of pins when opening the connectors, and if the capacitor is still charged that can set off the airbag.

    Don't take the risk - remove the battery and wait for a few minutes.
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    [Sep 24, 2013]
    Thank you
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    You'll get an airbag warning light too if you don't disconnect the battery.
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