2008–2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class Steering Wheel Airbag Replacement

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the steering wheel airbag on Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300, C350, C63 AMG. 

DIY Cost: $150-$400
Est. Time: 1 hr
Difficulty: Intermediate

This guide will show you how to remove and replace airbags on  Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class models such as C250 C300, C350, etc., from 2008 to 2014. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Put the car in park, open the hood and disconnect the battery. 
  2. Wait at least 15 minutes. 
  3. On the back of the steering wheel, there are two bolts. Loosen the bolts using an Allen Torx key. Keep a safe distance of at least two feet from the front of the airbag while removing the bolts. On other C-classes, instead of bolts, You can release some tabs by pushing with a screwdriver.torx-screwloosen-bolts

     

  4. Move the airbag away from the steering wheel to expose the electrical connectors. Handle the airbag with care. move-airbag-away

     

  5. Disconnect the yellow and brown electrical connectors, which link the airbag unit to the steering wheel. remove-brown-connectors

     

  6. Completely remove the airbag assembly and carefully set the airbag in a safe place.
  7. Prepare the new airbag assembly.
  8. Re-assemble in reverse order.

Note: When removing the airbag assembly, make sure to move your body/head away from it, for it may deploy accidentally and may cause you injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to replace airbags after an accident?

  • Yes. You cannot repair deployed vehicle airbags after an accident. It is recommended to replace it after an accident that causes it to deploy. 

How much does it cost to replace airbags?

  • Airbag replacement can cost much more than just the airbag itself. On average, expect around $1,000 to $1,500 per airbag that needs to be replaced.

Can I drive without airbags?

  • While a vehicle can still run without an airbag module, it is strongly recommended that drivers not operate the vehicle without it being installed—unless an emergency arises. There are several reasons for this, the biggest being to preserve one's safety while driving.

Applications

  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C180 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR Coupe
  • W204    C180 KOMPRESSOR Estate
  • W204    C200 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C200 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C200 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C200 CDI
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C200 CDI Coupe
  • W204    C200 CDI Estate
  • W204    C200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C200 KOMPRESSOR
  • W204    C200 KOMPRESSOR Coupe
  • W204    C200 KOMPRESSOR Estate
  • W204    C220 CDI
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition Facelift
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition Facelift Estate
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C220 CDI Coupe
  • W204    C220 CDI Estate
  • W204    C230
  • W204    C230 Coupe
  • W204    C230 Estate
  • W204    C250
  • W204    C250 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C250 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C250 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition Estate
  • W204    C250 CDI Sport Facelift
  • W204    C250 CDI Sport Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C250 CDI Sport Facelift Estate
  • W204    C250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C250 Coupe
  • W204    C250 Estate
  • W204    C250 Sport
  • W204    C250 Sport Estate
  • W204    C250 Sport Facelift Estate
  • W204    C280
  • W204    C280 4MATIC
  • W204    C280 4MATIC Coupe
  • W204    C280 4MATIC Estate
  • W204    C280 Coupe
  • W204    C280 Estate
  • W204    C300
  • W204    C300 4MATIC
  • W204    C300 4MATIC Coupe
  • W204    C300 4MATIC Estate
  • W204    C300 4MATIC Facelift
  • W204    C300 4MATIC Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C300 4MATIC Facelift Estate
  • W204    C300 Coupe
  • W204    C300 Estate
  • W204    C320 CDI
  • W204    C320 CDI 4MATIC
  • W204    C320 CDI 4MATIC Coupe
  • W204    C320 CDI 4MATIC Estate
  • W204    C320 CDI Coupe
  • W204    C320 CDI Estate
  • W204    C350
  • W204    C350 4MATIC
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C350 4MATIC Coupe
  • W204    C350 4MATIC Estate
  • W204    C350 4MATIC Facelift
  • W204    C350 4MATIC Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C350 4MATIC Facelift Estate
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C350 BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C350 CDI
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC Coupe
  • W204    C350 CDI 4MATIC Estate
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Coupe
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Estate
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Facelift Estate
  • W204    C350 CDI Coupe
  • W204    C350 CDI Estate
  • W204    C350 Coupe
  • W204    C350 Estate
  • W204    C350 Facelift
  • W204    C350 Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C350 Facelift Estate
  • W204    C63 AMG
  • W204    C63 AMG Coupe
  • W204    C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Facelift
  • W204    C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C63 AMG Edition 507 Facelift
  • W204    C63 AMG Edition 507 Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C63 AMG Edition 507 Facelift Estate
  • W204    C63 AMG Estate
  • W204    C63 AMG Facelift
  • W204    C63 AMG Facelift Coupe
  • W204    C63 AMG Facelift Estate

 

2008–2014 Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class Steering Wheel Airbag Replacement This guide will show you how to remove and replace airbags on  Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class models such as C250 C300, C350, etc., from 2008 to 2014.