Toyota Sienna 2000-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
These models are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait AT LEAST 90 seconds before beginning the procedure.
  4.  
  5. Align the front wheels straight ahead position.
    NOTE
    Unplugging the air bag connector with the ignition switch in the On or ACC position will result in a DTC being recorded.

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  7. Using a Torx® socket, loosen the 2 Torx® screws until the groove along the screw catches on the screw case.
  8.  
  9. Pull the wheel pad from the steering wheel and disconnect the airbag connector. Store the wheel pad with the upper surface facing upwards. Do not disassemble the wheel pad.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to pull on the air bag wiring harness when removing the wheel pad.



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    Fig. Using a Torx® socket, loosen the 2 Torx® screws until the groove along the screw catches on the screw case-2000-03 Sienna

  10.  
  11. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the steering wheel nut.
  14.  
  15. Make match marks on the steering wheel and shaft.
  16.  
  17. Install a suitable puller and remove the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Make match marks on the steering wheel and shaft and use a puller to remove the steering wheel-2000-03 Sienna

  18.  

To install:

  1. Align the steering wheel and shaft match marks made earlier and install the steering wheel. Tighten the nut to 37 ft/ lbs. (50 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the air bag connector to the wheel pad and install the wheel pad.
  4.  
  5. Make sure the 2 Torx® screw the grooves along the screws are caught on the screw case.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheel pad and tighten the Torx® screws to 78 inch lbs. (8.8 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  


CAUTION
These models are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait AT LEAST 90 seconds before beginning the procedure.
  4.  
  5. Align the front wheels straight ahead position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
  8.  
  9. Using a Torx® socket, loosen the 2 Torx® screws until the groove along the screw catches on the screw case.
  10.  
  11. Pull the wheel pad from the steering wheel and disconnect the airbag connector. Store the wheel pad with the upper surface facing upwards. Do not disassemble the wheel pad.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to pull on the air bag wiring harness when removing the wheel pad.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the steering wheel assembly components-2004-06 Sienna



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a Torx® socket, loosen the 2 Torx® screws until the groove along the screw catches on the screw case-2004-06 Sienna

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  14.  
  15. Remove the steering wheel nut.
  16.  
  17. Make match marks on the steering wheel and shaft.
  18.  
  19. Install a suitable puller and remove the steering wheel.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Make match marks on the steering wheel and shaft and use a puller to remove the steering wheel-2004-06 Sienna

  20.  

To install:

  1. Align the steering wheel and shaft match marks made earlier and install the steering wheel. Tighten the nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the air bag connector to the wheel pad and install the wheel pad.
  4.  
  5. Make sure the 2 Torx® screw the grooves along the screws are caught on the screw case.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheel pad and tighten the Torx® screws to 78 inch lbs. (8.8 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

 
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