Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Position the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
Remove the left and right side decorative caps and bolts.
NOTEAlways use new bolts on reassembly.
- Carefully lift the air bag module from its mounting.
- Disconnect the horn connector and air bag harness. Remove the air bag module from the vehicle.
- Disconnect the steering wheel switches.
- Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.
Install the steering wheel puller tool. Remove the steering wheel from the steering column.
NOTEPlace a piece of tape across the spiral cable so it will not be rotated out of position.
- Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
- Remove the wiper washer switch connector. Pinch the tabs at the wiper and washer switch base and slide the switch away from the steering column to remove it.
While pressing the tabs, pull the headlight and turn signal switch toward the driver-s door and disconnect it from the base.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
NOTEBe very careful when working around the spiral cable. Do not disassemble it or apply lubricant to it.
If you disturbed the spiral cable be sure to align it correctly when installing the steering wheel. Make sure that the spiral cable is in the neutral position.
NOTEThe neutral position is detected by turning to the left 2.6 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 (2.6 from the neutral position to both the left and right).
- Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 25 ft. lbs.
- When reinstalling the air bag module, be sure to use new bolts. Tighten the bolts to 8 ft. lbs.