Altima 2007-2009

Removal & Installation

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Hybrid Models



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2010


NOTE
When reconnecting spiral cable, fix cable with a tape so that fixing case and rotating part keep aligned. This will omit neutral position alignment procedure during spiral cable installation.

  1. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove driver air bag module.
  4.  
  5. Remove steering wheel lock nut after steering is locked.
  6.  
  7. Remove steering wheel using Tool ST27180001 (J-25726-A).
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the steering wheel lock nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
    NOTE
    Align the spiral cable.

  4.  
  5. As necessary, set the spiral cable neutral position.

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    Fig. Set the spiral cable neutral position

    1. Slowly turn the spiral cable clockwise to the end position.
    2.  
    3. Next, turn it counterclockwise (approximately 2 turns) then stop turning at the point when the alignment arrows are directly across from each other.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the spiral cable slightly so the locating pin is positioned at the top.
      NOTE
      A service part is installed in the neutral position with a stopper clip in place and should not be adjusted after the stopper clip is removed.

    6.  
    7. Align the locating hole at the top of the steering wheel with the locating pin of the spiral cable during installation.
    8.  
    9. Install spiral cable screws.
      NOTE
      Note the following:



      The spiral cable may snap by steering operation if the cable is installed in an improper position.
       
      Do not turn the spiral cable quickly or beyond the limit number of turns. (This can cause the cable to snap.)
       
      After the work is completed, make sure no system malfunction is detected by air bag warning lamp.
       
      In case a malfunction is detected by the air bag warning lamp, reset with the self-diagnosis function and delete the memory with CONSULT-III.
       
      If a malfunction is still detected after the above operation, perform self-diagnosis to repair malfunctions.
       

    10.  

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Non-Hybrid Models



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008


NOTE
When reconnecting spiral cable, fix cable with a tape so that fixing case and rotating part keep aligned. This will omit neutral position alignment procedure during spiral cable installation.

  1. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
    CAUTION
    Note the following precautions before beginning service:



    Before servicing, turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at least 3 minutes.
     
    Do not use air tools or electric tools for servicing.
     
    Always work from the side of air bag module. Do not work from the front of it.
     
    Always place air bag module with pad side facing upward.
     
    Do not use old bolts after removal; replace with new bolts.
     
    Do not cause impact to the air bag module by dropping etc. Replace the air bag module if it has been dropped or sustained an impact.
     

  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative and positive battery cables, then wait at least 3 minutes.
  6.  
  7. Remove driver air bag module, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  8.  
  9. Remove steering wheel lock nut after steering is locked.
  10.  
  11. Remove steering wheel using Special Tool ST27180001 (J-25726-A), or equivalent steering wheel puller.

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    Fig. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable steering wheel puller (A)

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal, noting the following steps.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the spiral cable locating pin (2) to the steering wheel locating pin hole (1).
  4.  
  5. Set the spiral cable neutral position:
    1. Slowly turn the spiral cable clockwise to the end position.
    2.  
    3. Next, turn it counterclockwise (about 2.5 turns) then stop turning at the point when the alignment arrows (B) are directly across from each other.
    4.  
    5. Rotate the spiral cable slightly so the locating pin (2) is positioned at the top.
      NOTE
      A service part is installed in the neutral position with a stopper clip in place and should not be adjusted after the stopper clip is removed.



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      Fig. Adjusting/setting the spiral cable

    6.  

  6.  
  7. Align the locating hole (1) at the top of the steering wheel with the locating pin of spiral cable during installation.
    WARNING
    The spiral cable may snap by steering operation if the cable is installed in an improper position. Do not turn the spiral cable quickly or beyond the limit number of turns. (This can cause the cable to snap.)

  8.  
  9. After the work is completed, make sure no system malfunction is detected by air bag warning lamp. In case a malfunction is detected by the air bag warning lamp, reset with the self-diagnosis function and delete the memory with CONSULT-III. If a malfunction is still detected after the above operation, perform self-diagnosis to repair malfunctions
  10.  

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010


NOTE
When reconnecting spiral cable, fix cable with a tape so that fixing case and rotating part keep aligned. This will omit neutral position alignment procedure during spiral cable installation.

  1. Set vehicle to the straight-ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Remove driver air bag module.
  4.  
  5. Remove steering wheel lock nut after steering is locked.
  6.  
  7. Remove steering wheel using Tool ST27180001 (J-25726-A).
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
    NOTE
    Align the spiral cable.

  2.  

 
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