Toyota Prius 2002-06

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Steering wheel covers No. 2 and 3

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Using a screwdriver, remove the steering wheel cover lower No.2 and 3.
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  7. Place the front wheels facing straight ahead.
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  9. Using a T30 Torx® wrench, loosen the 2 screws until the groove along the screw circumference catches on the screw case.
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  11. Pull out the air bag assembly from the steering wheel, support the horn button with one hand and disconnect the wiring harness.
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  13. Remove the air bag assembly.
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  15. Remove the nut and put matchmarks on the steering wheel and the steering main shaft.
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  17. Using SST 09950-50013 or equivalent, remove the steering wheel.
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To install:

  1. Align the matchmarks on the steering wheel and the steering main shaft.
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  3. Install the steering wheel assembly with the set nut and tighten to 50 Nm (37 ft. lbs)
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  5. Support the air bag with one hand and connect the wiring harness.
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  7. Confirm that the circumference groove of the Torx screw fits in the screw case, and place the air bag onto the steering wheel.
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  9. Using a T30 Torx® wrench, tighten the 2 screws to 8.8 Nm (78 in. lbs)
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  11. Connect battery negative terminal.
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