Mazda Car 2005-06

Clockspring

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Clockspring Centering Procedure



Mazda6 And Mazdaspeed6 Models

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

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

  10.  
  11. Remove the locknut.
    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.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
  16.  
  17. Remove the column cover.
  18.  
  19. Remove the clock spring connector.
  20.  
  21. Remove the screw.
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  23. Remove the clock spring.
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  25. 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-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6



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    Fig. From the stopped position, turn the clock spring counterclockwise 2 3/4 turns-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6



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    Fig. Align the marks on the clock spring-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6

     
    From the stopped position, turn the clock spring counterclockwise 2 3 / 4 turns
     
    Align the marks
     

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Mx5-Miata
  1. Remove the steering wheel as follows:
    WARNING
    Handling the air bag module improperly can accidentally deploy the air bag module, which may seriously injure you.

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

    2.  
    3. Set the vehicle in the straight-ahead position.
    4.  
    5. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
    6.  
    7. Remove the column cover.
    8.  
    9. Remove the clock spring screw, connector and clock spring.
    10.  
    11. Make sure the wheels in the straight-ahead position, before installing the steering wheel.
    12.  
    13. After installing the combination switch, perform the steering angle sensor initialization procedure
      WARNING
      Unless the initialization procedure of the steering angle sensor is completed, the DSC will not operate, causing an unexpected accident. Therefore, always perform the initialization procedure to ensure DSC operation if the power supply to the steering angle sensor has been cut off due to disconnection of the steering angle sensor connector or negative battery cable, or any other cause.


      NOTE
      The initialization value of the steering angle sensor is stored using the battery power supply. Therefore, the battery power supply of the steering angle sensor is cut and the stored initialization value is cleared when any of the following items are performed.



      Negative battery cable disconnection
       
      Steering angle sensor connector disconnection
       
      Fuse (ROOM 15A) removal
       
      Wiring harness disconnection between battery and steering angle sensor connector
       
      Inspect the wheel alignment, inflation pressure, and the installation condition of the steering wheel
       
      If there is any malfunction, adjust the applicable part
       
      Connect the negative battery cable
       
      Turn the ignition switch to the ON position
       
      Confirm that the DSC indicator light illuminates and that the DSC OFF light flashes
       
      Turn the steering wheel to full right lock, then turn it to full left lock
       
      Confirm that the DSC OFF light goes out
       
      Turn the ignition switch off
       
      Turn the ignition switch to the ON position again, and confirm that the DSC indicator light goes out
       
      If the DSC indicator light does not go out, disconnect the negative battery cable, and perform the procedure again
       
      Drive the vehicle for about 10 minutes and confirm that the ABS warning and DSC indicator lights do not illuminate
       

    14.  
    15. If the initialization procedure of the steering angle signal is not completed, the DSC will not operate properly and may cause an accident. Therefore, always perform initialization of the DSC HU/CM steering angle signal to ensure proper DSC operation when any of the following items are performed.

      Steering angle sensor replacement DSC HU/CM replacement
       
      Inspect the wheel alignment and inflation pressure.
       
      Park the vehicle on level ground
       
      Turn the ignition switch off
       
      Connect the WDS or equivalent to the DLC-2
       
      Access the active command mode, select the following commands, and then follow the indication on the monitor
       
      Drive the vehicle forward
       
      After 5 min of driving, verify that the DSC system is normal
       

    16.  
    17. When installing the center panel unit, 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.
    18.  
    19. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
    20.  
    21. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approx. 6 seconds and goes out.
    22.  
    23. If the air bag system warning light does not operate normally, inspect the system.
    24.  

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To install:

  1. Install the clock spring.
  2.  
  3. 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

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Turn the clock spring clockwise until it stops



    Click image to see an enlarged view

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



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Align the marks on the clock spring

     
    From the stopped position, turn the clock spring counterclockwise 2 3 / 4 turns
     
    Align the marks.
     

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  5. Install the remaining components in the reverse of removal.
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