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Old 06-08-2011, 02:56 PM
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I was wondering what would it intale to swap airbags in the wheel?

I have this:


I'd like to go to this:

My old one is plain and has marks and junk on it and it bothers me.
I can get one of the above at the junk yard but i dont want it to explode in my face. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:11 PM
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im not sure on this...your ranger has 1st gen airbags(more powerful) the one you want is a second gen(less powerful) idk if that has anything to do with it...ask 99offroadrngr i think he swapped airbags
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:32 PM
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physically it will fit. i put one with the emblem in my wheel, which is actually from a mustang. i don't know if the wiring changed before they changed the wheel in 04? If you can get it cheap enough, it would be worth it just to try. it shouldn't go off in your face without one of the crash sensors actually going off.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:36 PM
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remeber disconect the battery
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:27 PM
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physically it will fit. i put one with the emblem in my wheel, which is actually from a mustang. i don't know if the wiring changed before they changed the wheel in 04? If you can get it cheap enough, it would be worth it just to try. it shouldn't go off in your face without one of the crash sensors actually going off.
this would be out of an 02 or 03 i believe. the wheel is the same style. If i remember right the steering wheel was redesigned in 04 along with the cluster so the airbag is a complete different shape. I'm gonna stop up there friday and see. if the connectors are the same, it should just be plug and play? Disconnect battery for a bit, overnight if I'm doing it, and swap em out? The airbag is just held in with those 2 screws on the side of the wheel, right?
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:06 PM
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even if the plug is the same, i don't know if it will be pnp. as far as mounting, yes, just two screws. no need to let it sit over night. i pull seats with airbags all day long without unhooking the battery. never have had a problem. if it plugs in and you turn the truck back on, i think the worst thing that will happen is the airbag light may be on if it's not compatible.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:19 AM
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even if the plug is the same, i don't know if it will be pnp. as far as mounting, yes, just two screws. no need to let it sit over night. i pull seats with airbags all day long without unhooking the battery. never have had a problem. if it plugs in and you turn the truck back on, i think the worst thing that will happen is the airbag light may be on if it's not compatible.
if they airbag light comes on with the new one, and should just be able to swap my old one back in and be good?
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:07 AM
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should be able to. i think most ranger airbag codes clear themselves, but i cannot say with 100% certainty.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:54 PM
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Pulled one of each and the plugs are almost the same but are indeed different.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:10 PM
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trust me them ranger air bags will mess u up! lol. i had to get 6 stitches in my lip because of one lol
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