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Air Bag Removal - 99 Laguna

Anyone got any experience of removing a steering wheel & airbag from a 99 Laguna. Presuming I just disarm the system, negative wire off battery, remove fuse, leave for 10 mins, and then unscrew the airbag unit from the steering wheel, disconnect the plug and then remove steering wheel.

The Haynes manual says that the system must be fully tested before refitting??? Which only Renault can do? I was just going to refit connector, screw unit back into steering wheel, refit fuse and connect battery again! Anyone see any problems with this?

All to change my immobiliser transponder ring - arghhh - immobiliser problems back again! Grrrr

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That sounds suspiciously like Haynes just covering their backsides. Can't say I blame them to be honest.

To my mind, if you can trust the airbag diagnostic system the rest of the time, then you should be able to trust it after disconnecting and reconnecting the airbag. If the light behaves normally, then I wouldn't think any more of it.

Still, I'd probably better cover my backside too, so the usual disclaimers apply. If you mess with the airbag, you do so entirely at your own risk.
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Yep,as Horatio says,you can remove and refit the airbag without getting the system checked by Renault,but you do so at your own risk.

I've done this hundreds of times on many different cars and never had a problem,but you have to remember that the airbag is an exposive device and as such,should be treated with respect.....In my mind though,you sit in front of this explosive device for hours and hours,and it doesn't go off by accident,so why would it when you disconnect it????

These are my thoughts and not the forums,please make your own mind up and act on your thoughts and not mind,blah blah,respect health safety etc etc etc,don't smoke,drink,have sex and certaintly don't drive too fast.Don't shout at your mother in law because she will always get you back at a later date,please don't have nightmares and sleep well,etc etc.

(Thats my ar$e well and truly covered)

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Waste of time! Sort of....

Well actually you don't need to remove the steering wheel to take the steering column surround off and get to the immobiliser ring. Just turn the wheel this way and that a few times to get to the screws!

But after all that the new transponder ring made no difference - grrrrr!

BUT - taking the immobiliser control unit out, opening the box, scrubbing the circuit board with a dry toothbrush has done the trick! Voila - one working car again!

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