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Disable the SIR system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position in order to unlock the steering wheel.Turn the steering wheel 90 degrees from the straight-ahead position in order to gain access to the access holes behind the steering wheelInsert a screwdriver into each access hole and push the leaf spring to release the pin that retains the inflator module. Turn the steering wheel 180 degrees in order to gain access to the remaining access holes.Insert a screwdriver into each access holes and push the leaf spring to release the pin that retains the inflator moduleTilt the top of the inflator module rearward to gain access to the SIR wiring. Disconnect the SIR lead wire from the clip on the inflator module. Disconnect the SIR lead wire from the clip on the steering wheel. Disconnect the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) retainer.Disconnect the electrical connector.
DISABLEDisconnect Positive Battery Cable
Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
Remove the key from the ignition switch. IMPORTANT: With the SIR Fuse removed and the ignition switch in the ON position, The AIR BAG warning lamp illuminates. This is normal operation, and does not indicate an SIR system malfunction.
Remove the SIR Fuse from the IP fuse block.
Thanks for the added info
You pull on the front as you turn the Screw driver to push (unsnap) the the arm in each slot, as it will not just pop off, you have to carefully put pull pressure on the front
There isnt a actual "spring" it is just a finger that locks onto the pin.It isn't that difficult.Turn the steering wheel so the slot is on the bottom or top & stick your head under with a flash light & take a look into the slot.You have to pull on the front of the horn pad over the slot that you are disengaging
Push to the side with a slight turn as you pull slightly on the front.Don't pull hard, as you need to release the arm
Try thisPush down on the frontTurn the screw driver & when you feel some resistance, slightly pull up on front
It should, as the arm is around a pin & just needs a little persuasionSorry you are having difficultyLet me know if you need further
Just wanted to let you know that I still have not been able to get the airbag off the steering wheel of my 2000 chevy S10 pickup. After another hour of sticking and turning the screw driver every way possible and pulling on the front of the airbag and pushing on it NOTHING MOVED... I was finally able to get a flashlight up into the square whole on the back and it doesn't look like the diagram you sent and I saw no clip to release. the elongated opening has a screw on one side that I took out and all that did is release the plasic cover on the back of the steering wheel so I put the screw back in which only leaves a little square opening and I can barely get the screw driver in the openning let alone turn it. So are you sure that what you gave me is for a 2000 S10 because the opening on the back does not really look like the one in the diagram. This is really getting frustrating!
Sorry for the problem
It is correct procedure
If this is a "2000 Chevrolet S-10
There is no "clip" to remove, it is a "leg", "arm", etc.|
This has been this way since 1997
Insert the flat blade in the slotpush it between the "pin" & the "leg" & turn a little, while pulling up slightly on the front, above the slot