Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Steering Wheel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
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  3. Remove the horn lead from the wiring harness which is located beneath the instrument panel.
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  5. Working from behind the steering wheel, remove the two or three (depending upon the number of spokes) horn assembly retaining screws.
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  7. On ff-1 and 1300G models, depress the horn bar as far as you can, and slide it away from the wheel.
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  9. On all other models, lift the crash pad assembly off the front of the wheel.
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  11. Matchmark the steering wheel and the column for installation.
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  13. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and remove the wheel from the column with a puller.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Loosen the screws that retain the horn pad and remove the horn pad



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Fig. Fig. 2 Matchmark the steering wheel and the column to aid during installation.

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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  3. Index the matchmarks and torque the retaining nut to 20-29 ft. lbs. (27-39 Nm).
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CAUTION
Do not hammer on the steering wheel or the steering column. Damage to the collapsible column could result.



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Fig. Fig. 3 Loosen the steering wheel retaining nut and remove the wheel from the column with a puller

 
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