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#1 Big deano

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:16

i have just bought a momo 280mm team wheel and was wondering if anyone has removed there wheel as air bag needs removing anyone done this and how easy is it to do thanks

#2 whitep

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:25

If its anything like the octavia its easy. Done it loads of times.

The airbag has clips that you access via two holes in the rear of the wheel when you turn the wheel 90 degreed. poke a flat blade in and lever outwards. Close your eyes and picture what you can feel through the screwdriver. Its easy when you know how. Then there is a connector to pop off the airbag. You should disconnect the battery really, i did to begin with but then did it without.

Then a Spline bolt and voila. Careful with the indicator reset and steering lock thingy, mark it or i take photographs.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 13:11

thanks very much for that i will have a go tommorrow hopefully its the same lol

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 13:42

disconnect the battery first. ;) BANG! :D

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 13:45

Yep as the Octavia. Pop the wheel off, undo the nut and swap over. Make sure you have the right boss kit, MOMO have been supplying the wrong kit and their customer service is awful. Once done you'll need to clear the airbag light with vagcom iirc.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:00

what size is the spline bolt? spotted a fabia sport im going to rape in the breakers near me and want to go equipped :p

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 13:30

Follow the cruise control retrofit guide, it deals with wheel removal, airbag should be as per Octavia/Polo.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 13:59

thanks very much :)

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 20:59

Iirc... Vw say removing the battery at least 20 minutes before removing/altering any airbags.

I've also seen them removed with the battery still attached.

And I've also... Been told the story from a guy at Mercedes when an airbag went off when he was leaning over trying to remove the bolt or somthing, airbag went off, hit his neck and killed him. Don't know how true it is but always best to watch what your doing!