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Can this steering wheel be salvaged?

I recently bought an Exige with an aftermarket steering wheel. The previous owner provided the original OEM steering wheel but it’s in rough shape. From an electrical perspective, can this OEM wheel be salvaged? It looks like the airbag is still there but the wire was cut really close to the connector. I haven’t had the chance to check but I’m assuming there’s a resistor that is disabling the airbag light.

For street driving I absolutely need the airbag functional. I’ll take it to a Lotus shop if needed but I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for a yes or no.
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The connector can be de-pinned and new wires soldered to the pins, or just completely replace the connector.
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Am I wrong in thinking that the wires to the car have been cut so it is the car side that might need repair?
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