Re: [How to] Install KAIK Grab Bar *make a sticky?*
Yeah, removing the airbag is the quickest, easiest way to do it, but a lot of peaple are afraid of the airbag box because of the explosive device in it, and rightly so, but it's pretty stable unless you put electricity to itOK I just finished installing mine. I went ahead and removed the passenger airbag. It made it much easier to get to the handle nuts. There are only 2 nuts (beside the nuts for the handle and 2 bolts (once you drop the glove box) that need to be removed in order to remove the bag.
Once the bag was out of the way, I could actually feel both nuts for the handle. I did not have to remove my radio because I reached the left nut from the airbag opening. Plenty of room to ratchet. The I could reach the right one from the airbag opening also. I did have to remove the speaker to get to the airbag nut, but saw how difficult it was to reach the handle nut.
I'm glad I removed the bag. It takes less than five minutes to do and I'm sure it saved me a lot of aggravation. Once I get my new steering wheel installed, I'll post up some pics.