Steering Wheel Removal

With SRS


SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before performing repairs or service.

1.Align the front wheels straight ahead, then remove the driver's airbag from the steering wheel.

2.Disconnect the steering shift switch connector (A) (if equipped).

 

3.Loosen the steering wheel bolt (manufactored in HATC: nut) (A).

 

4.Install a commercially available steering wheel puller (A) on the steering wheel (B). Free the steering wheel from the steering column shaft by turning the pressure bolt (C) of the puller.

Note these items when removing the steering wheel:
  • Do not tap on the steering wheel or the steering column shaft when removing the steering wheel.
  • If you thread the puller bolts (D) into the wheel hub more than five threads, the bolts will hit the cable reel and damage it. To prevent this, install a pair of jam nuts five threads up on each puller bolt.

 

5.Remove the steering wheel puller, then remove the steering wheel bolt (manufactored in HATC: nut) and steering wheel from the steering column.

 

Without SRS


1.Disconnect the battery negative cable.

2.Align the front wheels straight ahead, and remove the two Torx bolts (A) using a Torx T30 bit. Then remove the horn pad (B).

 

3.Loosen the steering wheel nut (C).

4.Install a commercially available steering wheel puller (A) on the steering wheel (B). Free the steering wheel from the steering column shaft by turning the pressure bolt (C) of the puller.

Note these items when removing the steering wheel:
Do not tap on the steering wheel or the steering column shaft when removing the steering wheel.

 

5.Remove the steering wheel puller, then remove the steering wheel nut and steering wheel from the steering column.