Sentra 2008

Spiral Cable

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
When servicing the SRS, do not work from directly in front of air bag module.


WARNING
before servicing the SRS, turn ignition switch off, disconnect both battery terminals and wait at Least three minutes.


NOTE
Do not tap or bump the steering wheel.


NOTE
Do not disassemble the spiral cable.


NOTE
Do not allow oil, grease or water to come in contact with the spiral cable.


NOTE
Replace the spiral cable if it has been dropped or sustained an impact.


NOTE
With the steering linkage disconnected, the spiral cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned counterclockwise about 2.5 turns from the neutral position.

  1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
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  3. Set the front wheels to the straight-ahead/neutral position.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel in the Steering Section.
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  7. Remove the steering column upper and lower covers.
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  9. Disconnect wiper and washer switch connector. Then while Pressing tabs, pull wiper and washer switch away from spiral Cable to remove.

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    Fig. Disconnect wiper and washer switch connector (1). Then while Pressing tabs (2), pull wiper and washer switch away from spiral Cable to remove.

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  11. Disconnect lighting and turn signal switch connector. Then While pressing tabs, pull lighting and turn signal switch toward driver door to remove.

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    Fig. Disconnect lighting and turn signal switch connector (1). Then While pressing tabs (2), pull lighting and turn signal switch toward driver door to remove.

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  13. Remove the screws, then release the tab at the top and pull the Spiral cable away from the steering column assembly.
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  15. Disconnect spiral cable connectors.
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  17. Remove the steering angle sensor from the spiral cable (if Equipped). Refer to Steering Angle Senor in the Brakes Section.
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To install:

align spiral cable correctly when installing steering wheel, refer to Steering Wheel in the Steering Section. Make sure spiral cable alignment and centering marks are matched and in the neutral position. The neutral position is Detected by turning left 2.5 revolutions from the right end position, Ending with the locating pin at the top. Place steering wheel in Straight ahead position, then install it with the locating pin hole directly over spiral cable locating pin.

reset the steering angle sensor calibration after installing spiral Cable (if equipped). Refer to Steering Angle Senor in the Brakes Section..

After the work is completed, perform self-diagnosis to make sure No malfunction is detected. Refer to Diagnostics Section.

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Fig. Make sure spiral cable alignment and centering marks (B) are matched and in the neutral position. The neutral position is Detected by turning left 2.5 revolutions from the right end position, Ending with the locating pin (A) at the top. Place steering wheel in Straight ahead position, then install it with the locating pin hole (C) directly over spiral cable locating pin

  1. Install the steering angle sensor to the spiral cable (if Equipped). Refer to Steering Angle Senor in the Brakes Section.
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  3. Connect spiral cable connectors.
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  5. Install the screws, then engage the tab at the top and push the Spiral cable toward the steering column assembly.
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  7. Connect lighting and turn signal switch connector. Then While pressing tabs, push lighting and turn signal switch away from the driver door to install.
  8.  
  9. Connect wiper and washer switch connector. Then while Pressing tabs, push wiper and washer switch toward the spiral Cable to install.
  10.  
  11. Install the steering column upper and lower covers.
  12.  
  13. Install the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel in the Steering Section.
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  15. Set the front wheels to the straight-ahead/neutral position.
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  17. Connect the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
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