REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position.
- Remove the center pad from the wheel.
- Remove the steering wheel retaining bolt. If possible, matchmark the wheel and steering shaft. If the vehicle is equipped with SRS, pull out the locking screw and the long tape label from its station in the steering wheel hub. Use the lock screw (with the tape flag attached) to lock the contact reel through the hole in the steering wheel hub. Do not turn the steering wheel once the bolt is removed; the pin in the contact reel will shear.
- Remove the steering wheel and the upper and lower steering column casings.
- To remove the switch, simply remove the retaining screws holding it to the column and unplug the connector.
When reassembling, remember to check the position of all the wires so that nothing is pinched in casings.
- Install the switch in the column, attach the electrical connectors, and tighten the retaining screws.
- Reinstall the column casings.
- Install the steering wheel. Check that the steering wheel position is true to the position of the wheels. If the vehicle is SRS equipped, do not turn the steering wheel until the center bolt is reinstalled and tight; doing so will shear the pin in the contact reel. Remove the locking bolt with its flag and store it in the extra hole on the left side of the wheel.
- Tighten the steering wheel bolt to 42 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
- Reinstall the center pad.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the vehicle and check the SRS system for faults.