Malibu 2001-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disable the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.

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    Fig. Disconnect the electrical connectors (4) from the column

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  3. Remove the steering column trim covers.
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  5. Remove the inflator module.
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  7. Remove the steering wheel nut.
    NOTE
    When removing the steering wheel, use only the specified steering wheel puller. Do not hammer on the end of the steering column shaft. Hammering could loosen the plastic injections which maintain the steering column rigidity.



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    Fig. Remove the steering wheel using the special tool J1859-A and the special tool J42120

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  9. Remove the steering wheel using the special tool J1859-A and the special tool J42120.
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  11. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the column.
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  13. Route the electrical connectors through the steering wheel opening.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Route the electrical connectors through the steering wheel opening.
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  3. Connect the electrical connector to the steering column.
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  5. Install the steering wheel on the steering column.
    NOTE
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems. Install the steering wheel nut on the steering column, and tighten the nut to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).

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  7. Install the inflator module.
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  9. Install the steering column trim covers.
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  11. Enable the SIR system.
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  1. Remove the upper steering column trim cover.
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  3. Disable the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
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  5. Remove the inflator module .

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    Fig. Disconnect the steering wheel control electrical connector

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  7. Disconnect the steering wheel control electrical connector.

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    Fig. Remove the steering wheel nut

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  9. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  11. Install special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A to the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Use special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A in order to remove the steering wheel

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  13. Use special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A in order to remove the steering wheel.
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  15. Remove special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A from the steering wheel.
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  17. Remove the controls and the control harness from the steering wheel.
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To install:

  1. Install the controls and the control harness to the steering wheel.
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  3. Route the steering column wiring through the steering wheel.
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  5. Install the steering wheel.
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  7. Connect the steering wheel control electrical connector.
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  9. Install the steering wheel nut, and tighten the nut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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  11. Install the inflator module.
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  13. Install the upper steering column trim cover.
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  15. Enable the SIR system.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disable the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper steering column trim cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the inflator module .

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    Fig. Disconnect the steering wheel control electrical connector

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  9. Disconnect the steering wheel control electrical connector.

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    Fig. Remove the steering wheel nut

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  11. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  13. Install special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A to the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Use special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A in order to remove the steering wheel

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  15. Use special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A in order to remove the steering wheel.
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  17. Remove special tool J42578 and special tool J1859-A from the steering wheel.
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  19. Remove the controls and the control harness from the steering wheel.
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To install:

  1. Install the controls and the control harness to the steering wheel.
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  3. Route the steering column wiring through the steering wheel.
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  5. Install the steering wheel.
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  7. Connect the steering wheel control electrical connector.
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  9. Install the steering wheel nut, and tighten the nut to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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  11. Install the inflator module.
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  13. Install the upper steering column trim cover.
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  15. Enable the SIR system.
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