Isuzu Axiom 2002-05

Removal & Installation

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  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. 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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  11. Disconnect the horn lead.
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  13. Remove the steering wheel mounting nut.
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  15. 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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  17. 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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To install:

  1. Install steering wheel by aligning the matchmarks made when removing.
    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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  3. Tighten the steering wheel mounting nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  5. Connect the horn lead.
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  7. Support the module and carefully connect the SRS connector.
    NOTE
    Pass the lead wire through the tabs on the plastic cover (wire protector) of inflator to prevent lead wire from being pinches.

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  9. Install the module mounting bolts and tighten them to 78 inch lbs. (9 Nm)
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  11. Connect the yellow 2-way SRS connector located under the steering column.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and observe the warning lamp.
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