Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable before beginning any airbag system component diagnosis, testing, removal, or installation procedures. Allow system capacitor to discharge for two minutes before beginning any component service. This will disable the airbag system. Failure to disable the airbag system may result in accidental airbag deployment, personal injury, or death.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Wait two minutes. This time is required to discharge the capacitor and prevent unintended air bag deployment. The system is now disarmed.
- Ensure the steering wheel and the vehicle-s front wheels are in the straight ahead position.
- As required, remove the speed control switches from the horn pad by unscrewing the attaching screws.
- Remove the four air bag module retaining fasteners at the back of the steering wheel.
- Pull the module far enough away from the steering wheel to disconnect the clockspring wire harness.
- Label and disconnect the clockspring wire harness.
- Remove the air bag module from the steering wheel.
- Matchmark the steering wheel and shaft.
- Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
Using a steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel from the shaft.
- Align and install the steering wheel on the column shaft.
- Install a new retaining nut and tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
- Connect the clockspring wire harness.
- Install the four air bag module retaining nuts and tighten to 80-100 inch lbs. (9-11 Nm).
- As required, install the speed control switches on the horn pad.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Check the air bag system for proper function prior to driving the vehicle.