Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disable the air bag system.
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  3. Rotate the steering wheel until one of the openings behind the wheel is accessible with a small flat-bladed tool.
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  5. Insert the small flat-bladed tool into the opening to release the steering wheel inflatable restraint module from the steering wheel.
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  7. Rotate the steering wheel 180 degrees and insert the small flat-bladed tool into the opening to release the steering wheel inflatable restraint module from the steering wheel.
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  9. Disconnect the horn switch and the inflatable restraint electrical connectors.
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  11. Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module.
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  13. If equipped with cruise control, disconnect the cruise control switch connector from the steering column.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  17. Remove the steering wheel using Special Tool J-42578 and J-1859-A or a suitable puller.
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To install:

  1. Align the steering wheel to the steering column and install the steering wheel.
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  3. Install the steering wheel nut and tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  5. If equipped with cruise control, connect the cruise control switch connector.
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  7. Connect the horn switch connector.
    CAUTION
    This vehicle is equipped with dual stage air bags, you will find 2 connectors. Match the right color connector to the right color opening in the module.

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  9. Connect the inflatable restraint connectors.
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  11. Align the retaining pins on the inflatable restraint module with the steering wheel.
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  13. Push the inflatable restraint module to secure.
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  15. Enable the air bag system.
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