Caution: With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizing steering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation. Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of the SIR system. The steering wheel must be secured in position before disconnecting the following components:
After disconnecting these components, do not rotate the steering wheel or move the front tires and wheels. Failure to follow this procedure may cause the SIR coil assembly to become un-centered and cause possible damage to the SIR coil. If you think the SIR coil has became un-centered, refer to your specific SIR coil’s centering procedure to re-center SIR Coil.
Caution: Once the steering column is removed from the car, the column is extremely susceptible to damage. Dropping the column on its end could collapse the steering shaft or loosen the plastic injections which maintain column rigidity. Leaning on the column could cause the jacket to bend or deform. Any of the above damage could impair the column's collapsible design. If it is necessary to remove the steering wheel, use only the specified steering wheel puller. Under no conditions should the end of the shaft be hammered upon as hammering could loosen plastic injections which maintain column rigidity.
Note: Install tie straps between the tilt lever bracket and the base of the steering column to prevent the steering column jacket from pulling apart. The tilt lever MUST be in the LOCK (FULL UP) position during the steering column removal and installation to ensure that the tilt lever bracket remains rigid. Also install tie straps around the tilt lever and the steering column jacket to keep the tilt lever in the LOCK position. Do not bend the steering column energy absorbing straps located on the upper steering column mounting bracket.
Note: Start all nuts by hand before finalizing any torques.
Note: Do not bend the steering column energy absorbing straps located on the upper steering column mounting bracket during installation.
Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.
Warning: In order to ensure the intended function of the steering column in a vehicle during a crash and in order to avoid personal injury to the driver, perform the following:
Steering Angle Sensor Replacement
Remove the steering wheel inflatable restraint module coil. Refer to Steering Wheel Inflatable Restraint Module Coil Replacement.
Steering Wheel Position Sensor
Warning: Never rotate the steering angle sensor. Rotating the steering angle sensor could limit the operation of the electronic power steering (EPS) system, and result in personal injury.
Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. Exterior windnoise is louder when the vehicle is driven with one or more windows down. Exterior windnoise occurs when air passes over the body panels, the seams, or the openings. Use the following items during the test drive i ...
Turn Signal Switch Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement. Remove the steering column lower trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Lower Trim Cover Replacement. Turn Signal Switch Procedure Disconnect any elec ...
Interior Trim and Paneling
Specifications Front Side Door Window Switch Bezel Replacement Preliminary Procedure Remove the front side door trim. Refer to Front Side Door Trim Replacement. Front Side Door Window Switch Bezel Screw (Qty: 8) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten ...