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Honda Replace Steering Wheel & Airbag

This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace the airbag on the 9th generation Honda Civic. Pictures and video recorded on a 2015 Honda Civic.

Honda Replace Steering Wheel & Airbag
ESTIMATED TIME 30 min
DIY COST $50-$150
DIFFICULTY Easy

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery terminal. Wait 15 minutes.  open hood disconnect battery then replace honda airbag
  2. Remove two Torx T-25 bolts on each side of the steering wheel.honda airbag removal change screw
  3. Pry out the plastic cover at the bottom of the steering wheel. This will expose the airbag connector. Disconnect the yellow airbag connector and horn wire.disconnect honda airbag
  4. Remove the airbag from the Honda steering wheel by pulling it out. Keep your body 2ft away from the airbag. Handle your Honda airbag with care. remove honda airbag
  5. Install new airbag in reverse order. install honda airbag

Risk of injury. The airbag may ignite accidentally if not handled with care. Connect a new airbag before turning on the ignition.

Notes

  • These instructions will help you replace a deployed Honda airbag. Your Honda airbag (SRS) light will remain on even after replacing the airbag. You will need to use an OBD2 Airbag Scanner to reset the airbag light.
  • Wait for at least fifteen minutes before working on the airbag system.
  • Handle airbags with care.

Replaced my Honda airbag, but the airbag light won't reset

To clear the airbag light, a Honda Airbag Scanner is needed.

Generic OBD-II scanner, in most cases, is not able to read airbag codes and clear them. 

Airbag fault codes can not be cleared if there is crash data stored in the module. 

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Notes

Airbag Removal Tips & Warnings


  • Always disconnect the battery terminals, press the horn twice then wait at least 10 minutes before working on airbags. 
  • Don't Probe The Airbag With Your Multi-Meter
  • Always handle airbags with care. Do not drop an airbag. 
  • Many airbags are designed to destroy the protective covers they’re concealed in, such as plastic A-pillar or B-pillar trim, seat bolsters, passenger dashboard covers, pillar or B-pillar trim, seat bolsters, passenger dashboard covers, pillar trim, seat bolsters, passenger dashboard covers, etc. 
  • Airbags deploy with significant force and can not only damage peripheral and supporting parts, but the damage may not be apparent. This can include electronics, collapsible steering columns, ignition and brake interlocks, instruments, glass and more.
  • Airbag sensors, which trigger the deployment, are often single-use designs, using a sliding, inertia-driven ball and a membrane. Once activated, these sensors will need replacement too to operate in case of another accident.
  • Accidents that are serious enough to activate the airbags will often trigger the active restraints. That means that the seat belts will also need to be inspected and possibly replaced. Many vehicle restraints use a small explosive charge to tighten the belt by a few inches in an accident. Once that retractor is activated, it must be replaced.

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Honda Replace Steering Wheel & Airbag This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to remove and replace the airbag on the 9th generation Honda Civic. Pictures and video recorded on a 2015 Honda Civic.