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Old 12 Jan 2007, 07:40 pm
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Default Want to replace steering wheel-need mechanic advic

Hi, Back in September 2006 my driver side airbag deployed on my 2003 PT touring. I was driving it just happened...month later same thing on the other side. Mind you, I didn't hit anything on both deployments.
Long story short, I have since cut them out and resumed living especially since Chrysler said they fix it because they don't feel its a problem of theirs. I am not fixing it because it will cost 4600 bucks.
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I still love the car a lot and want to replace a rather ghetto look on my steering wheel. I saw a few really nice (airbag-less) vintage looking Grant made steering wheels that would go well with planned Old School hot rod look that I eventually want to achieve.
Here's the question: Do I need anything specific to change the steering wheel? Hardware, special tools? I dont care about the airbag, as i alawys wear my seatbelt.
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Old 15 Jan 2007, 06:31 pm
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1. that's illegal.
2. you will have issues when/if you ever sell it.
3. police can/will pull you over and impound the car
4. don't replace the bags until the deployment system has been diagnosed and repaired properly.
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Old 15 Jan 2007, 08:24 pm
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Also if in an accident and hurt, the insurance company probably won't cover you.
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