Cobalt 2006-2008, G5 2007

Clockspring (Coil)

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Centering



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    CAUTION
    The new Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) coil assembly will be centered. Improper alignment of the SIR coil assembly may damage the unit, causing an inflatable restraint malfunction.



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    Fig. The block tooth and the centering mark (1) of the steering shaft must be in the 12 o'clock position

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  3. Verify the following conditions before centering the SIR steering wheel module coil (-clockspring-):

    The wheels on the vehicle are straight ahead
     
    The block tooth and the centering mark (1) of the steering shaft must be in the 12 o'clock position

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    Fig. SIR steering wheel module coil centering: yellow retaining tab, casing, coil hub, & centering window

     

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  5. If available, remove the yellow retaining tab (1) from the SIR steering wheel module coil and save the tab for reassembly.
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  7. Hold the SIR steering wheel module coil face up by the casing (2).
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  9. Slowly turn the SIR steering wheel module coil hub (3) in a clockwise direction until the coil ribbon stops.
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  11. Slowly rotate the SIR steering wheel module coil hub (3) counterclockwise 2 1 / 2 revolutions until the centering window (4) turns yellow. This indicates the CENTER position.
    NOTE
    If the retaining tab is not available, the use of tape to secure the SIR steering wheel module coil is recommended for installation to the steering column.

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  13. Install the yellow retaining tab (1) to the SIR steering wheel module coil.
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  15. Slide the centered SIR steering wheel module coil onto the steering shaft.
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