Mazda Car 2002-04

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. View of the SAS module and the steering wheel-Miata

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the SAS module and steering wheel assembly-Millenia

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering wheel to the steering column
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector. Torque the bolts to 79-113 inch lbs. (9-13 Nm).
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  6.  
  7. Remove the SAS module and the steering wheel by removing or disconnecting the following:

    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the SAS module and the steering wheel assembly-Protégé

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the battery, wait for more than 1 minute for the SAS to deplete its stored energy.

  4.  
  5. Place the wheel in the straight-ahead position and turn the ignition switch to LOCK.
  6.  
  7. Remove the SAS module and the steering wheel removing or disconnecting the following:

    Cover clips at both sides of the steering wheel
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module bolts
     
    SAS module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector
     
    Steering wheel-to-column nut
     
    Steering wheel from the steering column using a suitable puller

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and SAS module-626

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the SAS module and the steering wheel by installing or connecting the following:

    Steering wheel and the steering wheel-to-column nut. Torque the steering wheel nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-49 Nm).
     
    SAS module to the steering wheel and connect the electrical connector. Torque the steering column-to-SAS module bolts to 70-104 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).
     
    Steering wheel-to-SAS module clips
     
    Cover clips, at both sides of the steering wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    WARNING
    Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you.

  2.  
  3. Remove the air bag cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolt.
  6.  
  7. Using a flathead screwdriver, pry out the connector stopper plate and unplug the connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the driver-s side air bag module.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lockbolt.
    WARNING
    Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally deploy the air bag module, which may seriously injure you.

  12.  
  13. Remove the locknut.
    CAUTION
    Do not try to remove the steering wheel by hitting the shaft with a hammer. The column will collapse.

  14.  
  15. Set the vehicle in the straight-ahead position.
  16.  
  17. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Install the steering wheel and tighten the locknut to 29-40 ft. lbs. (40-54 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the air bag module and related components in the reverse of removal.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  8.  
  9. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approximately 6 seconds.
  10.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the steering column and shaft assembly-Mazda 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    WARNING
    Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally operate (deploy) the air bag module, which may seriously injure you.

  2.  
  3. Remove the air bag cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolt.
  6.  
  7. Using a flathead screwdriver, pry out the connector stopper plate and unplug the connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the driver-s side air bag module.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lockbolt.
    WARNING
    Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally deploy the air bag module, which may seriously injure you.


    CAUTION
    Do not try to remove the steering wheel by hitting the shaft with a hammer. The column will collapse.

  12.  
  13. Set the vehicle in the straight-ahead position.
  14.  
  15. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the steering wheel and tighten the locknut to 30-36 ft. lbs. (39-49 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the air bag module and related components in the reverse of removal.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  8.  
  9. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approximately 6 seconds.
  10.  

 
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