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Old 03-09-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Removing Steering Wheel Bezel

Anyone has any idea how to remove a silver bezel on the steering wheel (actually, on an airbag part) on the titanium trim ? I think of hydrodipping to it, but I'm not sure if it possible I don't want to mess up on anything, especially on the airbag one?


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Its part of the airbag assembly, I'm not sure if its removable separately. When people have had issues with the metallic finish flaking off and leaving sharp edges Ford has had to replace the entire airbag module.
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There are instructions in this thread

Change steering wheel controls?
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that seems to be a disassemble the whole airbag units instruction not just a bezel.
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that seems to be a disassemble the whole airbag units instruction not just a bezel.
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Its part of the airbag assembly, I'm not sure if its removable separately....
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Who needs to read again? The instructions provided in the other thread are to remove the airbag itself which contains this piece of trim.

It is attached to the module and does not look user serviceable.

If it were removable without damaging the airbag they would only replace this piece and not the entire assembly.

Therefore it is not a removable item. You could take the entire air bag out of the car, mask off everything except the trim piece and then paint it. Otherwise it is not going to work.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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that's why I posted here, because before posting I already searched for a diagram in the fordpart site, and as you know it just shows the whole airback attached with the trim [bootyshak from that, I knew in the first place where it may impossible to disassemble, but I still believe it may have a way okay ?
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Who needs to read again? The instructions provided in the other thread are to remove the airbag itself which contains this piece of trim.

It is attached to the module and does not look user serviceable.

If it were removable without damaging the airbag they would only replace this piece and not the entire assembly.

Therefore it is not a removable item. You could take the entire air bag out of the car, mask off everything except the trim piece and then paint it. Otherwise it is not going to work.
thanks for that, may be I will just wrap it in either vinyl or rcf btw.
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No one has tried. I gave a starting point. There is a good chance the piece is melted in place like the outer gauge surrounds. If I was going to paint I would remove the assembly from the car rather than masking whole interior
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No one has tried. I gave a starting point. There is a good chance the piece is melted in place like the outer gauge surrounds. If I was going to paint I would remove the assembly from the car rather than masking whole interior
When I said to mask off the rest of the part I mean the remainder of the airbag assembly when removed from the car, not masking off the entire interior and doing it with the airbag in place, just incase that wasn't clear.
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