These models are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait AT LEAST 3 minutes before beginning the procedure.
- Align the front wheels straight ahead, then remove the driver's airbag from the steering wheel, as follows:
Disconnect the horn switch connector (A), radio remote switch connector (B) and cruise control switch connector (C).
- Loosen the steering wheel nut or bolt.
Install a steering wheel puller (A) on the steering wheel (B). Free the steering wheel from the steering column by turning the pressure bolt (C) of the puller.
WARNINGNote the following when removing the steering wheel:
Do not tap on the steering wheel or the steering column shaft when removing the steering wheel.
- Remove the steering wheel puller, then remove the nut and steering wheel from the steering column.