Corvette 2005-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disable the SIR system.
    1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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    3. Place the ignition in the OFF position.
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    5. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
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    7. Wait 1 minute before working on system
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  3. On the sides of the steering wheel are 2 circular openings, place the wheel so that one opening is on top.
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  5. Using a blunt-ended tool, push the spring fastener inward through the access hole. Repeat the step for the other opening.
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  7. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  9. Release the connector position assurance (CPA) retainer.
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  11. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  13. Remove the inflator module.
    CAUTION
    Place the inflator module with the vinyl trim cover facing up and away from the surface on a work bench.

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  15. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  17. Make an alignment mark to note the relationship between the steering wheel and the steering shaft. The marks will be needed to align the wheel during installation.
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  19. Remove the steering wheel using J-1859-A Steering Wheel Puller with J-36541-A Steering Wheel Puller Legs.
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To install:

  1. Verify that the vehicle wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Install the steering wheel while aligning previously made marks.
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  5. Tighten nut to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
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  7. Install the inflator module.
    1. Install the electrical connection.
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    3. Secure the mounting fasteners.
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  9. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicles wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  11. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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