Subaru Forester 1998-05

Removal & Installation

Print

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Set the front wheels in the straight ahead position.
  4.  
  5. Properly disarm the SRS system.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower steering column cover.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the airbag electrical connector below the steering column.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the combination switch connectors from the body harness connector.
  12.  
  13. Using a Torx® driver, remove the two bolts in the back of the steering wheel.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the airbag connector on the back of the airbag module. Remove the airbag module, and place it with pad side facing upward.
  16.  
  17. 2001-05 models: Matchmark the steering wheel and steering column.
  18.  
  19. Using a steering wheel puller, remove the steering wheel.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel.

  20.  

To install:

  1. 1998-2000 Models: Install the steering wheel in the neutral position. Carefully insert the roll connector pin into the hole on the steering wheel.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Align the center roll connector alignment mark and insert the steering wheel onto the connector pins-1998-2000 Models



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Align the matchmark on the steering wheel and steering column when installing the steering wheel-2001-05

  2.  
  3. 2001-05 Models: Install the steering wheel and align the matchmarks on the steering wheel and steering column.
  4.  
  5. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
    NOTE
    If steering wheel angle requires fine adjustment, adjust the tie-rod.

  6.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo