Crossfire, 2004-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
    CAUTION
    Wait at least two minutes before proceeding to allow the airbag system capacitor to discharge.

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  5. Push in the adjustable steering column fully.
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  7. Position the steering wheel so that the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Ignition key and allow the steering to lock into position.
     
    Airbag screws on the steering wheel
     

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  11. Using a long hex tool, remove the tapered steering wheel bolt while steadying the steering wheel.
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  13. Carefully pass the connector from the airbag through the hole in the steering wheel.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel from the vehicle.
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  17. Check the horn/airbag and clock spring contacts for any damage and replace if necessary.

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    Fig. Air bag module screws (1) behind steering wheel



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    Fig. Steering wheel screw (1) and long hex tool (2)

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To install:

  1. Align the recesses of the splines in the steering wheel with the markings on the steering shaft.
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  3. Install the tapered steering wheel bolt and tighten to 60 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  5. Install the airbag to the steering wheel.
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  7. Reconnect negative battery cable.
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