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Rattle in steering wheel airbag compartent

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by elgersma, Dec 17, 2009.

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    elgersma 82 BMW 633CSI, 02 BMW 540i, 04 BMW 330Ci

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    2002 540i / 6-speed. My steering wheel has a rattle whenever I start turning my steering wheel. I sounds like a loose metal clip rolling around right where the airbag is. This loose metal clip or something shorts out the horn and horn activates as I turn my steering wheel. Very awkward.
    Has anyone had similar experience. Any fixes.
    I did not want to open up the air bag compartent, afraid is would deploy.

    Thanks in advance.
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    disconnect your battery and leave it disconnected for 10 minutes or so, then just remove the airbag, can't go off with no electricity ;) the clip will probably be right behind it

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