Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

General Information


Some vehicles are equipped with an air bag system. The system must be disarmed before performing service on, or around, system components, the steering column, instrument panel components, wiring and sensors. Failure to follow the safety precautions and the disarming procedure could result in accidental air bag deployment, possible injury and unnecessary system repairs.

Clockspring Centering

Removal of the steering wheel allows the contact coil cable assembly to turn freely but do not turn the contact coil cable assembly more than the allowable number of turns (about two and a half turns from the center position clockwise or counterclockwise respectively), or coil will break.

  1. Check that vehicle-s wheels (front tires) are set at straight-ahead position.
  3. Check that ignition switch is at LOCK position.
  5. Turn contact coil cable assembly counterclockwise slowly with a light force till contact coil cable assembly will not turn any further.
    Contact coil cable assembly can turn about 5 turns at maximum, that is, if it is at the center position, can turn about two and a half turns both clockwise and counterclockwise.

  7. From the position where contact coil cable assembly became unable to turn any further (it stopped), turn it back clockwise about two and a half rotations and align center mark with alignment mark.

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    Fig. Clock spring alignment marks