Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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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 upper steering column trim cover.
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  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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