Mazda Car 2005-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    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.

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  3. Set the vehicle in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel cover and bolt, then unplug the air bag connector and remove the air bag assembly.
    1. Remove the locknut.
    2.  
    3. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.
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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.
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  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
  8.  
  9. Verify that the air bag system warning light illuminates for approximately 6 seconds.
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Fig. Exploded view of the steering column and shaft assembly-Mazda6 and Mazdaspeed6 models

  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 drivers 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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