Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
Before servicing, or working around, the SRS system, turn the ignition switch OFF, disconnect both battery cables and wait at least three minutes. When servicing, or working around, the SRS system do not work directly in front of the air bag module.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
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  7. Remove the air bag module.

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    Fig. Drivers side air bag module and related components

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  9. Remove the steering wheel.
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  11. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
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  13. Loosen the spiral cable retaining screws. Remove the spiral cable.
    NOTE
    Do not disassemble the spiral cable. Do not apply lubricant to the spiral cable.

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  15. Remove the spiral cable connectors.
    NOTE
    With the steering linkage disconnected, the spiral cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned counterclockwise about 2.5 turns from the right end position.

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Be sure to align the spiral cable correctly when installing the steering wheel. Make sure that the spiral cable is in the neutral position.
    NOTE
    The neutral position is detected by turning to the left 2.5 revolutions from the right end position and ending with the knob at the top. The spiral cable may snap due to steering operation if the cable is installed incorrectly. Also, with the steering linkage disconnected the cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns (2.5 from the neutral position to both the left and right).



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    Fig. Spiral cable adjusting mark

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  5. If equipped with VDC adjust the steering angle sensor.
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  7. Use the CONSULT-II tool and perform self diagnosis to ensure no malfunction is detected.
    NOTE
    With the steering linkage disconnected, the spiral cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned counterclockwise about 2.5 turns from the right end position.

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  9. Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 25 ft. lbs.
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  11. When reinstalling the air bag module, be sure to use new bolts. Tighten the bolts to 8 ft. lbs.

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    Fig. Spiral cable and related components

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