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Unread 07-19-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Cherokee Airbag equipped steering wheel

Going to keep this one short and simple, but I've a Question:

Did the 91 XJ have an optional Airbag for the drivers seat, and if so is it of the same/ similar type to that found in the 95 or 96 and up trucks?

context: Found a 91 that I'm looking to purchase, but it has the late model looking steering wheel/ air bag and I'm worried its been in a wreck and the airbag was put in as a replacement.

Any knowledge on the subject would be helpful.

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Unread 07-19-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Airbags

Drivers side airbag (mechanical) was added in 95.
Passenger side airbag was added in 97. Airbags changed from mechanical to electronic in this year also.

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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:19 AM   #3
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Airbags

Drivers side airbag (mechanical) was added in 95.
Passenger side airbag was added in 97. Airbags changed from mechanical to electronic in this year also.

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So the only way for the Airbag to have made it onto a 91 would be a retrofit?
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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:27 AM   #4
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Steering wheels would mount the same.....so I guess it would be possible to put a newer wheel on an older column.

Or another possibility would be that the entire column has been swapped in. 95+ columns have a plastic trim around them shielding all the wiring.

I wouldn't bet on the airbag working in the event of an impact tho.

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Unread 07-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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I used to have a 94, so lack of a bag is of no concern.

Im jsut worred its been in a pretty bad wreck, but i guess i can carfax that
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Unread 07-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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This is the 95 column
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This is the column in my 90' (should be the same for 91')
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