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2008 GMC Acadia Airbag Steering Wheel Replacement Procedures

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Download DISABLING AND REMOVAL OF THE AIRBAG MODULE 1. Position the steering wheel so that it is pointed straight ahead. Write down all of your radio presets as these may be lost when you disconnect the battery cable. 2. NOTICE – Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least 1 full minute for the circuit to completely discharge before proceeding. CAUTION: Failure to fully deplete the backup power supply could result in an accidental deployment and possible injury. 3. Using a 3-4mm (1/8”-5/32”) Allen wrench release the 2 spring fasteners by pushing inward through the access holes. The access holes are located on both sides of the rear plastic steering wheel shroud. See number 1 in the illustration below. 4. Lift and partially remove the airbag module from the steering wheel in order to expose the electrical connectors on the back side. Take care not to pull on any of the wiring. See number 2 in illustration. 5. The airbag electrical connections have a safety locking connector-position assurance (CPA) clip that must be disconnected before you can remove the electrical connectors from the module. 6. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the airbag module. 7. Remove the airbag module from the steering wheel and place the module face up on the floor, seat or work bench. If you carry the module make sure the trim cover is pointed AWAY from your body.