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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
If the vehicle is not equipped with an air bag, skip Step 1 and simply disconnect the negative battery cable. Also, disregard all instructions below related to air bags.
Fig. 1: Removing the ignition lock cylinderTo install:
Here is some info to get the wheel off.The tilt won't matter because it's behind the area you are going to be working in.Thanks
REMOVAL & INSTALLATIONCAUTION Some vehicles are equipped with the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR system, as described in . Failure to follow safety and disabling procedures could result in accidental air bag deployment, unnecessary SIR system repairs, and above all, possible personal injury.Vehicles Without SIR
See Figures 1 through 9
Fig. 1: Carefully pry out the steering wheel control pad and horn pads
Fig. 2: Push down on the horn lead, twist it out of the cam tower, then disconnect it from the steering wheel
Fig. 3: Slide a suitable tool down to unlatch the electrical connector retaining tab ... Fig. 4: ... then unplug the connector. Note the location of the tab
Fig. 5: You must use a Torx® driver to unfasten the screw retaining the wire
Fig. 6: Use a suitable pair of pliers to remove the retaining circlip
Fig. 7: Use a ratchet and extension combination to unfasten the steering wheel retaining nut
Fig. 8: Assemble a suitable steering wheel puller on the steering wheel, then turn the puller's threaded rod ... Fig. 9: ... to press and remove the steering wheel from the shaftTo install:
Vehicles With SIR
See Figures 10 and 11
CAUTION When carrying a live air bag, make sure the bag and trim cover and pointed away from the body. In the unlikely event of an accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance of injury. In addition, when placing a live air bag on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface. This will reduce the chance of personal injury if it is accidentally deployed.
Fig. 10: Install a suitable puller, then remove the steering wheel from the shaft Fig. 11: Exploded view of the steering wheel and SIR inflator module mountingTo install:
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If you have the steering wheel off you are probably looking at the lock plate.You will need a lock plate depresser to remove this part.It screws onto the steering shaft & depresses the plate(spring loaded) just enough to get access to the snap ring in the center.