Kia Sportage 1998-02

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Before servicing, or working around, the SRS system, properly disarm the system.

  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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  9. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  11. Mark the steering wheel and the steering shaft so that their relative positions will be know during re-installation.
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  13. Using a suitable puller, remove the steering wheel.
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  15. Remove the four screws securing the steering column panel and remove the upper and lower column panels
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  17. Remove the combination switch as follows:
    1. Remove the three combination switch retaining screws.
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    3. Disconnect the three electrical connectors.
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    5. Remove the switch assembly.
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To install:

  1. Install the combination switch. Connect the three electrical connectors and secure with the three retaining screws.
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  3. Install the upper and lower column covers and secure with the four retaining screws.
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  5. Properly align the steering wheel to the shaft and install the steering wheel.
    WARNING
    The clockspring connector may be damaged in the steering wheel is installed off-center.

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  7. Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  9. Install the air bag module
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  11. Connect the battery.

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    Fig. Clockspring adjusting mark



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    Fig. Drivers side air bag module and related components

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