Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Without Air Bag

See Figure 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: On some models, the horn pad is held in place by screws accessible from the back of the steering wheel



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Fig. Fig. 2: On other models, the horn pad is held in place by clips and can be pryed from the steering wheel



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the steering shaft nut....



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Fig. Fig. 4: ....remove the shaft nut and washer....



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Fig. Fig. 5: ....install a steering wheel puller and tighten the center bolt to force the wheel off the shaft



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Fig. Fig. 6: Once the steering wheel is removed, the multifunction switch assembly is easily accessed

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the horn cover by either prying it loose or removing the screws at the rear of the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the horn wire electrical harness.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
  8.  
  9. Matchmark the relationship between the wheel and shaft.
  10.  
  11. Install a steering wheel puller on the wheel.
  12.  
  13. Turn the bolt at the center of the puller to force the wheel off the steering shaft.
  14.  

Do not pound on the wheel to remove it or the collapsible steering shaft may be damaged.

To install:
  1. Align and push the steering wheel onto the shaft splines by hand far enough to start the retaining nut.
  2.  
  3. Install the retaining nut and torque to 26-32 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the horn wire electrical harness.
  6.  
  7. Install the horn cover.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

With Air Bag

See Figure 7



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Fig. Fig. 7: Air bag system components are an integral part of the steering column assembly. Extreme caution should be taken when working around air bag components



Never attempt to disassemble or repair the air bag module or clock spring.
 
Do not drop the air bag module or allow contact with water, grease or oil.
 
Replace the module if a dent, crack, deformation or rust is evident.
 
The air bag module should be stored on a flat surface and placed so that the pad surface is facing upward.
 
Never place anything on top of a stored air bag.
 
Do not expose the air bag module to temperature over 200°F (93°C).
 
An undeployed air bag module should only be disposed of in accordance with the proper procedures.
 
Never attempt to measure the circuit resistance of the air bag module. Accidental air bag deployment will result in serious personal injury.
 

  1. Turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

Wait at least 30 seconds prior to start of service. This disables the air bag system.

  1. Loosen the air bag module screws at the rear of the steering wheel.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the air bag electrical harness
  4.  
  5. Remove the air bag and store with the cushion side upward.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the horn wire electrical harness.
  8.  
  9. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
  10.  
  11. Matchmark the relationship between the wheel and shaft.
  12.  
  13. Install a steering wheel puller on the wheel.
  14.  
  15. Turn the bolt at the center of the puller to force the wheel off the steering shaft.
  16.  

Do not pound on the wheel to remove it or the collapsible steering shaft may be damaged.

To install:
  1. Align and push the steering wheel onto the shaft splines by hand far enough to start the retaining nut.
  2.  
  3. Install the retaining nut and torque to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the horn wire connector.
  6.  
  7. Connect the air bag electrical harness
  8.  
  9. Install the air bag module and tighten the screw securely.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  

 
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