Mazda Car 2002-04

Removal & Installation 3

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  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, please note the following:
    1. Adjust the clock spring as follows:
      CAUTION
      If the clock spring is not adjusted, the spring wire in the clock spring could over-wind and break when the steering wheel is turned. Always adjust the clock spring after installing it.


      CAUTION
      The clock spring will break if over-wound. Do not forcibly turn the clock spring.



      Set the front tires straight-ahead
       



      Turn the clock spring clockwise until it stops

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      Fig. Turn the clock spring clockwise until it stops-Mazda3



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      Fig. From the stopped position, turn the clock spring counterclockwise 2 3/4 turns-Mazda3



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      Fig. Align the marks on the clock spring-Mazda3

       
      From the stopped position, turn the clock spring counterclockwise 2 3 / 4 turns
       
      Align the marks
       
      Verify that the tilt / telescope lever is in the LOCK position
       

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    3. Tighten the steering shaft bolts in alphabetical order.

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      Fig. Tighten the steering shaft bolts in alphabetical order-Mazda3

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    5. Set the wheels in the straight-ahead position and install the steering wheel
      CAUTION
      When installing the center panel module, make sure that the wiring harness and antenna feeder are not caught between the unit and dashboard. If the wiring harness or the antenna feeder is caught between the unit and dashboard, it may cause malfunctions.

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    7. Select Cable for models with an manual transmission should be installed as follows:

      Make sure that the shift lever (transaxle side) is in neutral
       
      Push the safety lock, then unlock the lock piece of the select cable in the order shown in the illustration.
       
      Shift the sift lever to neutral.
       
      Lock the lock piece of the selector cable in the illustration.
       
      Shift the shift lever from neutral to other position, and make sure that there are no other components in that area to interfere with the lever.

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      Fig. Push the safety lock, then unlock the lock piece of the select cable in the order shown, on manual transmissions-Mazda3



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      Fig. Lock the lock piece of the selector cable, on manual transmissions-Mazda3

       

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    9. Selector lever for models with an automatic transmission should be installed as follows:

      Insert the location pin of selector lever component to the hole of the floor
       
      Tighten the selector lever component installation bolts to 7.8-10.8 Nm (69.5-95.4 in. lbs.).

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      Fig. Insert the location pin of selector lever component to the hole of the floor on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3



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      Fig. Verify the selector cable is in this position on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3



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      Fig. Lock the lock piece and safety lock of the selector cable in this order on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3



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      Fig. Bending the selector cable in the manner shown in the illustration will damage the cable and it may become loose when shifted on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3

       

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    11. Selector Cable for models with an automatic transmission should be installed as follows:
      CAUTION
      Bending the selector cable in the manner shown in the illustration will damage the cable and it may become loose when shifted. When installing the selector cable, hold it straight.


      NOTE
      Install the selector cable to the manual shaft cable with the clip side of the selector cable end facing the front of the vehicle.



      Install the selector cable to the selector lever securely.
       
      Install the selector cable to the bracket securely.
       



      Install the clip as shown in the illustration.
       



      Install the selector cable to the manual shaft lever in such a way that the selector cable does not bear a load.
       
      Confirm that the end of the manual shift lever projects from the end of the selector cable.

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      Fig. Install the selector cable to the manual shaft cable with the clip side of the selector cable end facing the front of the vehicle on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3



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      Fig. Install the selector cable to the manual shaft lever in such a way that the selector cable does not bear a load on models with an automatic transmission-Mazda3

       
      Install the selector cable to the selector cable bracket securely.
       

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    13. Install the connector B as shown in the illustration.

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      Fig. Install the connector B as shown-Mazda3



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      Fig. After connecting connector A, rotate the lever in the direction of the arrow-Mazda3

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    15. After connecting connector A, rotate the lever in the direction of the arrow to install connector A.
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    17. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
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    19. Verify that the air bag system warning light goes out.
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    21. If the air bag system warning light does not operate normally, inspect of the system.
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