1.Before proceeding. Clock-spring is located on steering column between steering wheel and combination switch. Disable air bag system. Leave negative battery cable disconnected. Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position and steering column shaft alignment mark is at 12 o'clock position.
Loosen steering wheel retaining bolt several turns.
2.Using 2-jaw puller, unseat steering wheel from steering shaft. Remove and discard steering wheel retaining bolt. Match mark steering shaft and steering wheel for reassembly. Route clock-spring wiring harness through steering wheel as wheel is lifted from steering shaft
Remove steering wheel.
3.Twist tilt wheel handle and shank and remove (if equipped). Remove lower steering column shroud. Position ignition lock cylinder in RUN position. Using suitable tool, push upward on cylinder release tab through hole in lower shroud while pulling cylinder outward.
4.Carefully pry to release clips and remove lower steering column opening cover. Remove upper steering column shroud. Clock-spring contains service lock to prevent accidental rotation when steering wheel is removed. If service lock is missing, apply 2 tape strips across clock-spring and housing to prevent rotation.
5.Remove key-in ignition warning switch. Disconnect clock-spring electrical connector and separate connector from bracket. Pry retaining clips loose and separate wire from 2 retaining clips holding wire to column. Remove clock-spring, feeding wiring harness through instrument panel.
Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:49 PM