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Acousticplayer
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An unusual air bag question.

Post by Acousticplayer » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 09:38

Hi all.When an air bag fires I understand the cover flips out of the way to allow the bag to expand. I know from previous threads that the cover over the passenger air bag can be prised up manually so it hinges backward. Can the same be done with the steering wheel bag?
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Post by Bill- » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 09:53

Why would you want to do that? tell all...

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Post by Acousticplayer » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 11:15

Hoping no one would ask that as didn`t want to admit to doing a stupid thing. Have replaced all my badges with carbon fibre. Instead of just sticking a cover over the steering wheel badge I thought I would try to remove it. It attaches by three prongs which bend over behind the back of the cover [a clue here ] It can`t easily be removed. I ruined it trying and now need to get behind the cover to finish the job.

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Post by Guest » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 12:28

Which steering wheel is it, I have a spare airbag for the right wheel

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Post by DC » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 12:32

Acousticplayer wrote:Hoping no one would ask that as didn`t want to admit to doing a stupid thing. Have replaced all my badges with carbon fibre. Instead of just sticking a cover over the steering wheel badge I thought I would try to remove it. It attaches by three prongs which bend over behind the back of the cover [a clue here ] It can`t easily be removed. I ruined it trying and now need to get behind the cover to finish the job.

David.
You're not the first!
I had to remove mine because the badge was dented and loose with one of the tabs broken.
I managed to very carefuly fish the remains of the tab out and remove the rest of the badge which is probably where you are at now.
I stuck the new badge on with a large blob of silicone and kept it taped down for about a week to set.
Its been fine ever since.

Thread here but sorry pics are missing.

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... ring+badge

Dave.
Dave. 1998 Arctic Silver Z3 M44 1.9 Automatic

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Post by Acousticplayer » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 13:16

Hi DC. Thanks for that,I feel a lot better now. Thats exactly where I am. Will follow your example. Searched the database before trying but missed your post. Incidentally the photos are there--thanks

Evmundo thanks for your input will come back to you if necessary.

David

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Off Topic

Post by Hard Top » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 14:06

Off Topic

DC, got any more pics of the Morgan?

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Post by DC » Sat 22 Oct, 2011 15:23

Hard Top wrote:Off Topic

DC, got any more pics of the Morgan?

Cheers,
Hundreds, but I'd better not post them here!

well, just a couple then..

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Sadly it's gone to a new owner now, the salt and grit used on the roads in these parts do no favours to Ash and Aluminium bodywork.
Lots of nice ones here.

http://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/carpages/plus4/plus4.html

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