Volvo Cars 1999-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect negative battery cable.
    WARNING
    Under no circumstances use an ohmmeter or other live measuring instrument to take readings on a disconnected, non-deployed pyrotechnical Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) component. There is also a risk of the seat belt tensioner deploying. Pyrotechnical SRS components must never be taken apart, repaired, or transferred to another vehicle.

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  5. Remove the air bag module:
    1. With battery disconnected, move the ignition key to Position II.
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    3. Turn the steering wheel 1 / 4 turn so that the two holes on the rear of the steering wheel are accessible.
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    5. Insert a screwdriver in the holes on the reverse of the steering wheel. The screwdriver must be at a right-angle to the rear surface of the steering wheel.
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    7. Place the screwdriver point against the top of the spring clip as illustrated.
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    9. Pry the screwdriver up against the upper edge of the hole (2) so that the point of the screwdriver presses down the catch (1) until the catch releases.
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    11. Turn the steering wheel 1 / 2 turn in the opposite direction.
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    13. Repeat the process on the other side.
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    15. Turn the steering wheel to the neutral position.
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    17. Fold out the air bag.
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    19. Disconnect the 2 connectors (there may be more or less) for the SRS ignition cables for the air bag.
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    21. Remove the air bag.
      CAUTION
      The removed air bag module should be stored in a clean, dry place with the pad cover face up.



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      Fig. Placing ignition key into Position II with battery disconnected

      Placing ignition key into Position II with battery disconnected

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      Fig. Position of steering wheel for access to air bag module retaining clips

      Position of steering wheel for access to air bag module retaining clips

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      Fig. Releasing spring retaining clip for driver-s side air bag module

      Releasing spring retaining clip for driver-s side air bag module

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      Fig. Disconnecting the SRS ignition cables for the air bag module

      Disconnecting the SRS ignition cables for the air bag module
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  7. Lock the contact reel in position with the locking screw as illustrated.
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  9. Remove the bolt securing the steering wheel to the steering column.
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  11. Pull the steering wheel straight back.
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  13. Pull the cable harness through the hole in the steering wheel.
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  15. Remove the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Locking the contact reel and removing steering wheel

    Locking the contact reel and removing steering wheel
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To install:

  1. Pull the cable harness through the hole of steering wheel.
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  3. Install the steering wheel in place.
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  5. Install the center bolt for the steering wheel. Use a new bolt. Tighten in 2 steps:
    1. Step 1-22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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    3. Step 2-angle-tighten 30°
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  7. Remove the locking screw holding the contact reel.
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  9. Install the air bag module:
    NOTE
    For air bags (replacement part) supplied without keypads, for Audio, RTI, and cruise control, an upgrade kit must be ordered.

    1. Install the 2 connectors (there may be more or fewer).
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    3. Press the air bag into place.
      CAUTION
      Ensure that the wiring is not trapped during installation.

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  11. Check that the SRS is functioning properly:
    1. Install the battery negative lead.
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    3. Check that the SRS indicator lamp is not defective by turning the key to Position II.
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    5. The SRS indicator lamp must light and go out after approximately seven seconds.
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    7. Check that the SRS indicator lamp in the combined instrument panel is not constantly lit. Fault-trace the SRS if the lamp is constantly lit.
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