. Operation: How to remove the steering wheel of a Fiat 500 . Before starting, we will have to sit on the driver's seat of our Fiat 500 . Let's start by unscrewing and removing the screws that secure the airbag to the steering wheel, then extract it and disconnect the relative electrical connector.. Yes, the gears seem to shift fine when engine is off, or it did yesterday, now it just seems to be lodged in place on the 1st gear. Yes I saw something about the issues with the 2012 models when I was frantically googling to try to find the issue, but this Fiat was imported from Germany in 2011, and has a mileage of 84k, in the articles I read.