626 1999-2001

Removal & Installation


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  5. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  7. Remove the SAS module and the steering wheel removing or disconnecting the following:

    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and SAS module-626



To install:

  1. Install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel and the steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
    Cover clips, at both sides of the steering wheel

  3. Connect the negative battery cable.