Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
- Disarm the system. See -Disarming the System- section.
- Make sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
- Remove the 2 steering wheel back cover plugs.
- Remove the 2 driver air bag module bolts.
- Partially remove the driver air bag module from the steering wheel.
Disconnect the 2 driver air bag module electrical connectors and carefully remove the airbag to a proper location.
WARNINGThe clockspring electrical connectors are unique and cannot be reversed when connected to the driver air bag module. Match the electrical connector key to the keyway in the driver air bag module. Do not force the electrical connectors into the driver air bag module.
- Disconnect the horn switch electrical connector and remove the driver air bag module.
Loosen the steering wheel bolt.
WARNINGRemoving the steering wheel without using a puller can damage the column bearings.
Using the special tool, separate the steering wheel from the steering column.
NOTEA new bolt must be installed.
- Remove and discard the steering wheel bolt.
- Remove the steering wheel.
- Remove the 2 steering column opening cover screws.
- Remove the steering column opening cover.
- Remove the 3 lower steering column shroud screws.
- Remove the lower steering column shroud.
- Remove the upper steering column shroud. Lift where shown, releasing the retaining clips and rotate the upper steering column trim panel out of the instrument cluster finish panel. Remove the upper steering column shroud hard shell.
- If installing the same clockspring, apply 2 strips of masking tape across the clockspring to prevent accidental rotation when the clockspring is removed.
- Remove the multifunction switch screw.
- While releasing the retaining tab at the top of the multifunction switch, slide the multifunction switch up and out of the way.
Remove the 2 clockspring screws.
NOTEIf the clockspring is to be reinstalled, do not allow the clockspring to turn from its removal position.
- Disconnect the 3 clockspring electrical connectors and remove the clockspring.
Remove the 3 clockspring mounting bracket screws and discard the clockspring mounting bracket if damaged.
- Position the clockspring mounting bracket, if removed.
- Install the 3 clockspring mounting bracket screws.
Connect the 3 clockspring electrical connectors.
CAUTIONIncorrect centralization may result in premature component failure. If in doubt when centralizing the clockspring, repeat the centralizing procedure. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury.
WARNINGMake sure the road wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
If the vehicle's clockspring has rotated out of the center position, follow these steps to center the clockspring.
Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary.
WARNINGOverturning will destroy the clockspring. The internal ribbon wire acts as the stop and can be broken from its internal connection.
While turning the clockspring rotor counterclockwise, carefully feel for the ribbon wire to run out of length and for a slight resistance. Stop turning at this point.
- Turn the clockspring rotor clockwise approximately 3 turns. This is the center point of the clockspring.
- Hold the clockspring outer housing stationary.
Do not allow the clockspring rotor to turn from this position.
NOTESlight turning of the clockspring rotor is allowable for alignment purposes to the steering column.
- With the flats of the clockspring aligned to the flats of the steering column, slide the clockspring onto the steering column.
- Install the 2 clockspring screws.
- For vehicles receiving a new clockspring, remove the retaining pin.
- For vehicles reusing the clockspring that was removed, remove the 2 pieces of tape from the clockspring.
- Install the multifunction switch onto the steering column.
- Install the multifunction switch screw.
- Install the upper steering column shroud.
- Install the lower steering column shroud.
- Install the 3 lower steering column shroud screws.
- Install the lower steering column opening cover.
- Install the 2 lower steering column opening cover screws.
- Install the steering wheel. Tighten to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
- Install the driver air bag module. Tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
- Arm the system. See -Arming the System- section.