- Make sure the front wheels are in the straight-ahead position.
- If equipped, properly disarm the SIR (air bag) system.
- Remove the steering wheel spoke covers, if equipped.
Remove the air bag module retaining nuts or bolts. Lift the air bag module from the steering wheel and detach the air bag wiring connector from the air bag module. Remove the air bag module from the steering wheel and properly place aside.
CAUTIONWhen carrying a live air bag, make sure the air bag and trim cover are pointed away from the body. In the unlikely event of an accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance if injury. When placing a live air bag on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface. This will reduce the motion of the module if it is accidentally deployed.
- Detach the cruise control wiring connector from the steering wheel. Remove and discard the steering wheel retaining bolt.
Install Steering Wheel Puller T67L-3600-A, or equivalent and remove the steering wheel. Route the contact assembly wiring harness through the steering wheel as the wheel is lifted off the shaft.
- Make sure the vehicle's front wheels are in the straight-ahead position. Route the contact assembly wire harness through the steering wheel opening at the 3 o'clock position and install the steering wheel on the shaft. The steering wheel and shaft alignment marks should be aligned.
- Install a new steering wheel retaining bolt and tighten to 25-34 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm).
- Attach the cruise control wiring harness to the steering wheel and snap the connector assembly into the steering wheel clip.
- Attach the air bag wiring connector to the air bag module, install the air bag module to the steering wheel. Install and tighten the 2 bolts to 89-124 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
- Install the steering wheel spoke covers, if equipped. Connect the battery cables, negative cable last.
- Prove out the air bag system by turning the ignition key to the RUN position and visually monitoring the air bag indicator lamp in the instrument cluster. The indicator lamp should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds and then turn OFF. If the indicator lamp does not illuminate, stays ON, or flashes at any time, a fault has been detected by the air bag diagnostic monitor.
- Check the steering wheel, horn and steering column for proper operation. Road test the vehicle and check the speed control for proper operation.