My interest is piqued. Is the air bag assembly all contained in the cover? (The visible part of the front of the steering wheel?)
I honestly haven't studied my steering wheel that closely. I'll try to do so this evening to get a better understanding.
Bills - if it's "dented" it isn't plastic, or at least not solid plastic. That would have cracked if anything. 2.4 mentions above that it's metal but that concerns me also. As I'm sure everyone is aware (or maybe not if you're lucky) of the incredible acceleration and forces that an air bag exerts. I'm sure the mfr has tested the snot out of emblems and attachment methods to prevent creating a missile that would enter someone's skull in an accident.
Then again, a lot of these covers are design to "flip" away during detonation so maybe it is possible to get in behind it to release the badge.
Did you read that thread? There really isn't anything in that thread to indicate how to remove the badge, and the only picture in the thread was of the center cap from a road wheel, not a steering wheel.
I didn't pull mine apart tonight, but I did check it out briefly. It is indeed metallic and flimsy as 2.4 pointed out. (This is based upon fingernail tapping and a little pushing.) Makes sense as to how Bills stated he bent it inward upon banging it to get the jerk's attention.
If there is no cracking of the paint on the badge, you may well be able to "pop" it back out from the inside if indeed the airbag module isn't mounted to the main "shroud" - I suspect it won't be.
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