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How to Remove Airbag 04-09 Subaru Outback

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How to Remove Airbag 04-09 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to replace a faulty airbag on 08 Subaru Outback

  1. step 1 :Disconnecting the Battery
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench
    • Pull the negative terminal off the battery post
  2. step 2 :Removing the Airbag
    • Wait 20 seconds after disconnecting the battery before working on the air bag
    • Make sure the steering wheel is centered
    • Remove the T30 Torx bolt from each side of the steering wheel
    • Pull the airbag off the front of the steering wheel
    • Pry the wire off the air bag with a pick
    • Disconnect the two electrical connectors from the airbag
    • Put the airbag aside with the emblem facing up
  3. step 3 :Installing the Airbag
    • Connect the airbag electrical connectors
    • Connect the wire to the airbag
    • Slide the airbag into the steering wheel
    • Install the two T30 bolts into the sides of the steering wheel
  4. step 4 :Reconnecting the Battery
    • Connect the negative terminal to the battery post
    • Tighten the battery terminal with a 10mm wrench
    • Check that the terminal is firmly attached

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

Installation Video
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Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

In this video, we will be removing and reinstalling an airbag for driver's steering wheel in a 2008 Subaru Outback. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to disconnect the battery. We're going to use a 10 millimeter wrench. Disconnect the negative terminal on the battery. Loosen this up. Twist it back and forth. Pull that out of the way.

We're going to remove the airbag. You want to make sure your steering wheel is centered, and then we're going to take a T30 and then extension and ratchet, and there's a little T30 bolt in there. Going to want to get in there and loosen it up. Subaru recommends that when you disconnect the battery, you wait 20 seconds before doing any work on the airbag system. Do the same on the other side.

Now, we'll grab our airbag and twist up. Disconnect this connector and use a right angle pick and pry up underneath. Get that out of the way. We're going to disconnect these airbag connectors. Take the pick, go right under here, under the lock, and that can pry up under here. It'll come right out. Be careful not to break the lock, and then pry that right out. Then we can put our airbag aside. Make sure you set it down like that with the emblem facing up.

You're going to grab your airbag. We'll connect these airbag connectors first. Link the black one to the black, and then push down the lock, and the orange one to the orange. Push down the lock. We'll connect this connector right there. We'll slide the airbag down. We're going to tighten these Torx, the T30 Torx screws. Snug that up. Do the same for the other side. Snug that up.

Then we can reconnect our battery. Take a 10 millimeter wrench and tighten it up. I’m going to take and just wiggle the negative terminal, make sure that's good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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