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Air bag issues

Post by Ghost-rider » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:14 pm

Hiya all, fitted my cruise control stork today, so now just need to get it coded, getting the airbag off tho was a bit of a ballacheImage, which brings me to my problem and question, my vans a 2012 with factory fitted mfsw for trip data and radio controls, uthe reason the airbag was a biatch to release was because on the back of the airbag there are four white plastic lugs with springs on them, which im guessing are what operate your horn also, these locate into the rubber mould inside the steering wheel, long story short, one of the lugs didnt want to release from the wheel and when it did, its broke the plastic clips which hold the white lug and the spring to the back of the airbag🤬, if iv made sense to people, anybody know if this is repairable or am i right in thinking its new airbag timeImage🤬

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Re: Air bag issues

Post by Ghost-rider » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:32 am

Anybody??

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Re: Air bag issues

Post by Doc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:04 am

I've seen lots of these come off and not cause a problem. Just put it back together with the spring located correctly and you won't have an issue.
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Re: Air bag issues

Post by Ghost-rider » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:08 pm

Cheers for replying doc, i have put it back together, and as you say it all went back together no problem, what concerned me was the slight movement i have now in the airbag, its the bottom right lug thats broke, dont get me wrong to look at the wheel, youd never know, but if you grab hold of the airbag it does move more than it used to, so you reckon its quite common then?

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Re: Air bag issues

Post by Doc » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:29 pm

It's quite common for the part to snap off and often there are no issues once it's back together.
I don't understand how yours feels different, the white piece only keeps the spring in place when the airbag is out so as long as it's back together in the correct order there should be no difference.
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Re: Air bag issues

Post by Ghost-rider » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:34 pm

The white piece locks into the rubber mould of the inside of the steering wheel once its all pushed back together, thats the reason im guessing it snapped on removal, the rubber mould wouldnt release probably dried out over the years, so the bottom right now isnt secured to the rear of the wheel just located via the spring if that makes sense

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