I recently purchased a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck with approximately 200,000 miles on it. It runs great, and is in decent condition body-wise, but the interior needs some help. This was used as a work truck, and in addition to tearing up the seat, the people who drove it somehow managed to tear up the foam rubber material on the steering wheel, so the metal underneath is exposed. Also, the horn does not work unless I push super-hard, and I assume that’s part of the airbag module.
So my question is if I purchase a complete steering wheel from a junkyard–with the airbag module–can I install this myself without needing a factory scan tool or anything of that nature? I heard that some vehicles have the VIN programmed into the airbag modules, or require reprogramming of the SRS computer. Obviously, I understand the safety procedures involved in doing this type of work, and I own a steering wheel puller tool.