CTS 2006-2007, CTS-V 2005-2007, DTS 2006-2007

Clockspring (Coil)

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Centering



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Verify the following before centering the SIR coil:

    The wheels on the vehicle are straight ahead.
     
    The block tooth of the steering shaft assembly is in the 12 o'clock position.
     
    The ignition switch is in the LOCK position.
     

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  5. If the front (5) of the SIR coil (Clockspring) has a centering window (4), and on the back side (2) a spring service lock (1), perform the following steps:
    1. Hold the SIR coil with the face up.
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    3. While depressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
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    5. Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise, until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (3) line up.
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    7. Release spring service lock between the locking tab. The SIR coil is now centered.
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    9. Align the centered SIR coil with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Clock spring view with front centering window and back side spring service lock

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  7. If the front (4) of the SIR coil (Clockspring) has a centering window (3) and no spring service lock on the back side (1), perform the following steps:

    Hold the SIR coil with the face up.
     
    Rotate the coil hub clockwise until the coil ribbon stops.
     
    Rotate the coil hub slowly, counterclockwise until the centering window appears yellow and both arrows (2) line up. This is the CENTER position.
     
    While holding the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the SIR coil with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Clock spring view with front centering window and no back side spring service lock

     

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  9. If no centering window is present on the front side (3) of the SIR coil (Clockspring), but a spring service lock (1) is on the back side (2), perform the following steps:

    Hold the SIR coil with the back side up.
     
    While depressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub in the direction of the arrow (4) until the coil ribbon stops.
     
    Still pressing the spring service lock, rotate the coil hub in the opposite direction 2  1 / 2 revolutions.
     
    Release the spring service lock between locking tabs. The SIR coil is now centered.
     
    Align the centered SIR coil with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Clock spring view with no front centering window and back side spring service lock

     

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  11. For no centering window on the front side (2) of the SIR coil (Clockspring) and no spring service lock on the back side (1), perform the following steps:

    Hold the SIR coil with the face up.
     
    Rotate the coil hub in the direction of the arrow (3) until the coil ribbon stops.
     
    Rotate the coil hub, slowly, counterclockwise, for 2  1 / 2 revolutions. This is the CENTER position.
     
    While maintaining the coil hub in the CENTER position, align the centered SIR coil with the horn tower and slide onto the steering shaft assembly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Clock spring view with no front centering window and no back side spring service lock

     

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