I am not sure about the connector reel but in the manual it is referred to as the spiral spring.
1. Disable air bag system. Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position. Spiral spring is located under steering wheel.
2. Remove driver-side air bag module and steering wheel. Release steering column adjuster and position steering wheel in full downward and outward position. Remove tilt lever handle screws and tilt lever handle. Remove upper steering column cover screws and column cover. Remove lower steering column cover screws, bolt and lower cover.
Disconnect spiral spring harness connector. Release locking lugs and remove spiral spring. DO NOT turn or twist spiral spring after removal.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position.
CENTERING SPIRAL SPRING
If spiral spring is twisted, it must be centered before installation. From central position, spiral spring must be able to turn approximately 3 1/2 turns in both directions.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 AT 1:46 AM