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Advice on steering wheel/airbag R170

So.....bought a breakered OEM steering wheel for my model year with a view to getting it re-covered / customed. (Great Christmas present!) 😊

Swapping out my original steering wheel for the covered one.

Question: will my ORIGINAL air bag module slot straight into the breakered / re-covered steering wheel with no issues or throwing codes?

I know the air bag modules are a separate piece. I bought the steering wheel without the centre air bag module because I want to use my original one.

See what I'm trying to achieve? Should work in theory, right?

Any one done it? Thoughts? Theories?

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No idea... Do you have an EPC subscription? You should be able to look it up there with your VIN - or at least get more info.
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Yes - if the replacement wheel is the same as original, with the same centre and wiring.
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If the old and new wheel are ethe same design, then yes, the airbag can be swapped over ..

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.. and remember to disconnect the battery before working on the airbags!!

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Thanks all. Feel better now I have your reassurances. 😆

BTW.... @Seanhump....I'm from Notts.

Planning on driving the girl over there from Germany at Christmas.

Stopping at friends' in London then up to parents' in Worksop. We'll wave on the way by 😃

You're all clever devils. Thanks,
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As Sean said, no problem so long as the battery's off whilst you do the swap, btw you'll need a good quality 10mm allen bit and socket wrench to get the holding screw/bolt loose, they can be pretty tight !


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