Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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Removal & Installation



1996-04 Models

WARNING
The rotation of the SRS spiral cable (SRS -AIR BAG- component part) is limited. If the steering gear must be removed, set the front wheels in the straight-ahead direction. Do not rotate the steering column while the steering gear is removed.

  1. Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
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  3. Make sure the ignition is OFF , then disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable and wait at least 10 minutes before proceeding.
    CAUTION
    When removing the air bag module, always work from the side of the module, never directly in front of it.

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  5. Remove the lower lid (cover) from the steering wheel, and disconnect air bag module connector.

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    Fig. Remove the lower lid (cover), then detach the air bag module connector

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  7. Remove the side lids (covers), ASCD steering switch and audio steering switch.
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  9. Use a TAMPER RESISTANT TORX® (Size T50), remove the left and right special bolts. You can now remove the driver-s side air bag module.
    CAUTION
    When handling the air bag module, note the following:



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    Fig. The air bag module is secured with special tamper resistant bolts that require a T50 Torx® to remove and must be replaced during installation



    Always place air bag module with pad side facing upward.
     
    Do not attempt to disassemble air bag module.
     
    The special bolts are coated with bonding agent. Do not use old bolts after removal; replace with new ones.
     
    Do not insert any foreign objects (screwdriver, etc.) into air bag module connector.
     

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  11. Make sure the steering wheel is in the neutral position (wheels straight ahead).
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  13. Detach the horn connector and remove the nuts.
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  15. Remove the dynamic damper.
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  17. Use a suitable steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel. Be careful not to over-tighten the puller bolt on steering wheel.
    WARNING
    Do not tap or bump the steering wheel or column.



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    Fig. Using a puller to remove the steering wheel. Make sure the puller bolts are not over-tightened

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  19. Remove steering column cover.
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  21. Unlock the spiral cable connector. Then, detach the connectors, remove the four screws and remove the spiral cable.
    WARNING
    Do not attempt to disassemble spiral cable. Never apply lubricant to the spiral cable.



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    Fig. Unlock the spiral cable connector. Then, detach the connectors, remove the four screws and remove the spiral cable



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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel and SRS module

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  23. Remove key interlock cable.

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    Fig. Remove the key interlock cable

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  25. Disassemble the steering column to access the lock cylinder. Refer to the accompanying illustration.
    NOTE
    When disassembling and assembling, unlock steering lock with key.



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    Fig. Exploded view of the steering column

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  27. Remove the steering lock by breaking the self-shear type screws with a drill or other suitable tool tool.

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    Fig. Steering lock removal and installation

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To install:

  1. Install the steering lock with new self-shear type screws and then cut off self-shear type screw heads.
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  3. Install lock nut on steering column shaft and tighten the nut to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-34 Nm).

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    Fig. Steering column shaft locknut

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  5. Assemble the steering column, noting the following:
    1. When installing steering column, finger-tighten all lower bracket and clamp retaining bolts; then tighten them securely. Do not apply undue stress to steering column.
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    3. When attaching coupling joint, be sure tightening bolt faces cutout portion.
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  7. Make sure that the spiral cable is in the neutral position. The neutral position is detected by turning left about 2.5 revolutions from the right end position. Align the two arrow marks.
    WARNING
    The spiral cable may snap due to steering operation if the cable is installed in an improper position. Also, with the steering linkage disconnected, the cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned to the left about 2.5 turns from the right end position.



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    Fig. The spiral cable must be in the neutral position

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  9. Connect the spiral cable connector and tighten with screws. Install the steering column cover.
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  11. Install the steering wheel, aligning with spiral cable pin guides, and pull the spiral cable through.
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  13. Attach the horn connector and engage spiral cable with pawls in steering wheel. Move air bag module connector away from the steering wheel lower lid opening.
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  15. Tighten the nut to 22-28 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm)
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  17. Install the dynamic damper.
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  19. Position air bag module and tighten with new special bolts.
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  21. Connect air bag module connector.
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  23. Install steering switches and covers.
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  25. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cables.
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  27. Use a CONSULT-II or equivalent scan tool (or warning lamp) check to perform a self-diagnosis to make sure the SRS system is operating properly(Use CONSULT-II or warning lamp check.)
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  29. Turn steering wheel to the left end and then to the right end fully to make sure that spiral cable is set in the neutral position. If air bag warning lamp blinks or stays ON (at the user mode), it shows the spiral cable may be snapped due to its improper position. Perform self-diagnosis again (use CONSULT-II or warning lamp). If a malfunction is detected, replace the spiral cable with a new one.
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  31. Perform another self-diagnosis to make sure no malfunctions are detected.
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