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STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

WARNING:

1. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
2. Install in the reverse order of removal.
3. If the steering lock component of a vehicle equipped with the advanced keyless system is replaced, perform the following procedure after installation.



1

Air bag module

(See DRIVER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2

Locknut

3

Steering wheel

(See Steering Wheel Removal Note.)

(See Steering Wheel Installation Note.)

4

Column cover

5

Clock spring

(See CLOCK SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

6

Combination switch

7

Lower panel

8

Knee bolster

9

Steering shaft

(See Steering Shaft Installation Note.)

10

Dust cover

11

Steering lock mounting bolts

(See Steering Lock Mounting Bolts Removal Note.)

(See Steering Lock Mounting Bolts Installation Note.) 

12

Steering lock component


Steering Wheel Removal Note

CAUTION:

1. Set the vehicle in the straight‐ahead position.
2. Remove the steering wheel using a suitable puller.

Steering Lock Mounting Bolts Removal Note

1. Make a groove in the heads of the steering lock mounting bolts using a chisel and a hammer.

2. Remove the bolts using a screwdriver.
3. Disassemble the steering lock component.

Steering Lock Mounting Bolts Installation Note

1. Assemble the steering lock component to the steering shaft.
2. Verify that the lock operates correctly.
3. Install new steering lock mounting bolts.
4. Tighten the bolts until the heads break off.

Steering Shaft Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Lock the tilt lever.

2. Tighten nut A.
3. Tighten nut B.
4. Tighten bolt C.

Steering Wheel Installation Note

1. Make sure the wheels in the straight‐ahead position, and install the steering wheel.


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