WARNING: TO AVOID PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, AIRBAG, SEAT BELT TENSIONER, IMPACT SENSOR, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. DISCONNECT AND ISOLATE THE BATTERY NEGATIVE (GROUND) CABLE, THEN WAIT TWO MINUTES FOR THE SYSTEM CAPACITOR TO DISCHARGE BEFORE PERFORMING FURTHER DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. THIS IS THE ONLY SURE WAY TO DISABLE THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.
Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the driver airbag from the steering wheel.
Disconnect the steering wheel wire harness connectors from the upper clockspring connector receptacles.
CAUTION: Be certain that the screws that secure the steering wheel puller to the steering wheel are fully engaged in the steering wheel armature without passing through the steering wheel and damaging the clockspring.
Remove the steering wheel from the steering column.
Remove the screw (2) that secures the tilt steering column **** (1) and remove it from the tilt actuator (3) on the left side of the column.
From below the steering column, remove the two outboard screws that secure the upper column shroud (1) to the lower shroud (3).
Using hand pressure, press inward on both sides of the upper shroud above the parting line of the lower shroud to release the snap features that secure the two shroud halves to each other.
Remove the upper shroud from the lower shroud and the steering column.
Remove the one center screw that secures the lower shroud to the steering column (4).
Remove the lower shroud from the steering column.
Disconnect the wire harness connector (2) from the back of the multi-function switch housing (1).
Remove the two screws (4) that secure the switch to the multi-function switch mounting housing (3).
Grasp the switch control stalk and pull it toward the left side of the vehicle to remove the switch from the mounting housing.
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 6:48 AM