Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation



  1. Turn the steering wheel so that the vehicle's wheels are pointing straight ahead.
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  3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and wait AT LEAST 5 minutes before proceeding.
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  7. Disconnect the yellow 2-way SRS connector located under the steering column.
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  9. Remove the engine hood opening lever, then remove instrument panel lower cover.
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  11. Remove the driver knee bolster (reinforcement).
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  13. Loosen the inflator module mounting bolt from behind the steering wheel assembly using a TORX® driver or equivalent until the inflator module can be released from steering assembly
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  15. Disconnect the horn lead.
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  17. Remove the steering wheel mounting nut.
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  19. Make a matchmark (1) across the steering wheel and shaft so parts can be reassembled in their original position, then remove steering wheel.

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    Fig. Make a matchmark (1) across the steering wheel and shaft so parts can be reassembled in their original position, then remove steering wheel

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  21. Make sure the front wheels are in the straight ahead position, then use steering wheel remover J-29752 to remove the steering wheel.
    WARNING
    Never apply force to the steering wheel shaft using a hammer or other impact tools in an attempt to remove the steering wheel. The steering shaft is designed as an energy absorbing unit.



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    Fig. Use a suitable steering wheel removal tool to remove the steering wheel



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    Fig. Exploded view of the horn lead (1), SRS connector (2), steering wheel (3), steering wheel mounting nut (4) and inflator module (5)

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  23. Remove steering column cover.
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  25. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors located under the steering column then remove combination switch and SRS coil assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering column cover (1), steering wheel (2), inflator module (3), combination switch and SRS assembly (4), instrument panel lower cover (5), driver knee bolster (6)

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To install:

  1. Install combination switch and SRS coil assembly. After installation of combination switch assembly, connect the combination switch wiring harness connector and the SRS 2-way connector located under the steering column. Then turn the SRS coil counter clockwise to full, return about 3 turns and align the neutral mark.
    WARNING
    Turn the SRS coil counter clockwise until some resistance is felt, or damage may occur to the SRS coil.



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    Fig. Turn the SRS coil counter clockwise to full, return about 3 turns and align the neutral mark

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  3. Install the steering column cover. When installing the steering column cover, be sure to route each wire harness as illustrated so that the harnesses do not catch on any moving parts.

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    Fig. When installing the steering column cover, be sure to route each wire harness proper so the harnesses do not catch on any moving parts-steering column cover (1), starter switch harness (2), combination switch harness (3) and inflator module harness (4)

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  5. Align the matchmarks made when removing then install steering wheel.
    WARNING
    Never apply force to the steering wheel shaft using a hammer or other impact tools in an attempt to remove the steering wheel. The steering shaft is designed as an energy absorbing unit.

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  7. Tighten the steering wheel mounting nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  9. Support the inflator module and carefully connect the SRS connector and horn lead.
    NOTE
    Pass the lead wire through the tabs on the plastic cover (wire protector) of inflator to prevent lead wire from being pinched.

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  11. Tighten the module bolts to 78 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
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  13. Install the driver knee bolster (reinforcement).
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  15. Install the instrument panel lower cover then install the engine hood opening lever.
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  17. Connect the SRS connector.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  21. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and observe the warning lamp. The lamp should flash 7 times.
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