After a few failed attempts at trying to install a leather cover on the steering wheel of the Mazd5 I’ve decided to give up and just replace the whole damned wheel with one from a model where they don’t treat those that want a manual transmission as a cheapskate that doesn’t deserve anything nice. Who knows - I might even get the trip computer to work on this model, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

I’ve changed steering wheels on numerous cars in the past so the mechanical aspects of this job don’t scare me. I’m just curious as to how swap out the airbag. Anyone have any experience with this part? I figure that disconnecting the battery is certainly step one, but after that I’m not sure what I should be concerned about.