When working on the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) adhere to the following system precautions, otherwise bodily injury or component damage may result.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Set the steering wheel and the front wheels to the straight ahead position.
- Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Wrap tape around the terminal end of the cable to prevent accidental grounding of the vehicle.
- Remove the air bag module mounting nut using a socket wrench from the back side.
- When removing the connector of the clock spring from the air bag module, press the air bag's lock toward the outer side to spread it open. Use a flat-tipped, skinny prytool to remove the connector gently.
- Remove the cap from the underside of the assembly.
- Using a steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel from the steering column.
- Remove the six lower column cover retaining screws and pull the cover off of the column.
- Unplug the clock spring and body wiring harness connectors.
- Remove the retaining screws and lift the clock spring off of the steering column.
- To install, align the mating mark and the Neutral position indicator of the clock spring, then slide the clock spring onto the steering column.
- Secure the clock spring to the column switch with the mounting screws.
- Plug the clock spring and body wiring harness connectors back together.
- Install the column lower cover and tighten the six mounting screws until snug.
- Before installing make sure that the front wheels are still pointing straight ahead and that the Neutral mark and the mating mark on the clock spring are still aligned.
- Tighten the steering wheel retaining nut to 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm) of torque, then turn the steering wheel all the way in both directions to confirm that steering is normal.
- Install the lower-rear cap onto the steering wheel.
- When installing the air bag module, route the horn switch harnesses as shown in the illustration. Install the air bag module without clamping the harnesses. Secure the air bag module onto the steering wheel with the retaining nuts, which should be tightened to 2.5 ft. lbs. (3.4 Nm).
- Arm the SRS system-follow the previously described procedure.