E320 1999

Removal & Installation

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E-Class (210)



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
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  3. Turn steering wheel to center position (front wheels in straight-ahead position).
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Remove airbag unit from steering wheel.
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  9. Remove airbag unit from steering wheel.
    1. Disconnect ground lead from battery.
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    3. Unscrew airbag attaching screws from rear of steering wheel.
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    5. Remove airbag from steering wheel and disconnect connector from squib on gas generator.
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    7. Disconnect horn contacts.
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  11. Unscrew countersunk bolt while countering the steering wheel .
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  13. Detach electrical connectors.
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  15. Remove steering wheel, to do so route electrical lines through the opening.
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  17. Check the spiral contact coil for damage.

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    Fig. Steering wheel mounting

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Align recesses of the serrations (arrows) in the steering wheel with the markings on the steering shaft.
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  5. Replace countersunk screw.
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  7. Tighten steering wheel to steering shaft bolts: 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  9. Tighten air bag to steering wheel screws: 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm)
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