AIR BAG MODULES Removal & Installation (Driver-side) 1. Before proceeding, see AIR BAG SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . Disable air bag system. See ZONE 3 under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM. 2. Remove steering column upper and lower trim covers. Remove driver-side air bag module Torx bolts from back of steering wheel. Carefully lift air bag module away from steering wheel. See Fig. 7 . Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) clip and disconnect driver- side air bag module connector. 3. Disconnect horn ground lead from steering wheel. Turn horn lead counterclockwise 1/4 turn to remove contact lead from steering wheel. Remove driver-side air bag module. 4. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten air bag module Torx bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Activate air bag system. See ZONE 3 under DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM.
Yes it's a known problem, the vinyl covering shrinks in the cold and presses on the circuitboard.
Disable the system by removing the NEGATIVE battery cable for 3 minutes before you begin!
Zone 3 1. Turn steering wheel to place vehicle wheels in straight-ahead position. Turn ignition off and remove key. 2. Remove driver-side instrument panel end cover. Remove AIR BAG fuse from instrument panel wiring junction block (fuse block), located on driver-side end of instrument panel. See Fig. 3 . Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) clip and disconnect driver-side air bag module Yellow 2-pin connector, located above wiring junction box on left side of instrument panel.