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If you need help removing the steering wheel and the air bag, drop me a note. You will need a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel. But you will find the basic instructions below. Just be sure to disable the air bag first so you do not have any accidents with it. Thanks
See Figures 3, 4 and 5
CAUTION When performing service around the SIR system components or wiring, the SIR system MUST be disabled. Failure to do so could result in possible air bag deployment, personal injury or unneeded SIR system repairs.
When carrying a live inflator module, make sure that the bag and trim cover are pointed away from you. Never carry the inflator module by the wires or connector on the underside of the module. In case of accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance of injury.
When placing a live inflator module on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface.
Fig. 3: Exploded view of the removal of the SIR coil assembly
CAUTION The lock assembly is under slight spring tension. Hold the lock bolt in place while removing the lock module assembly.
Mark the two sector gears at the
OFF-LOCK position to ensure proper reassembly
Fig. 4: Exploded view of the sector gear timing position (OFF-LOCK) Fig. 5: Remove all burrs from the lock module and cylinder assembly