STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY REMOVAL

CAUTION:

Some of these service operations affect the SRS airbag system. Read the precautionary notices concerning the SRS airbag system before servicing the steering column Click here.


  1. FRONT WHEELS FACING STRAIGHT AHEAD

  2. PRECAUTION

    Note

    After turning the ignition switch off, waiting time may be required before disconnecting the cable from the battery terminal. Therefore, make sure to read the disconnecting the cable from the battery terminal notice before proceeding with work Click here.

  3. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL


    1. Disable the Autoaway/Return function by changing the customize parameter Click here.

      Note

      Record the current customize parameter setting (whether the AUTO TILT AWAY function is enabled or disabled) in order to restore the current setting after finishing the operation.

      Tech Tips

      Performing the above operation causes the AUTO TILT AWAY function to be disabled when the engine switch is turned off.

    2. Turn the engine switch on (IG). Operate the tilt and telescopic switch to fully extend and lower the steering column assembly.

    3. Turn the engine switch off and disconnect the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal.

      CAUTION:

      Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to disable the SRS system.

      Note

      When disconnecting the cable, some systems need to be initialized after the cable is reconnected Click here.

  4. REMOVE LOWER NO. 3 STEERING WHEEL COVER


    1. A01EOLU

      Detach the 2 claws and remove the steering wheel cover.

  5. REMOVE LOWER NO. 2 STEERING WHEEL COVER


    1. A01ES8Q

      Detach the 2 claws and remove the steering wheel cover.

  6. REMOVE STEERING PAD


    1. A01ER4PE01

      Using a T30 "TORX" socket wrench, loosen the 2 screws until the groove along the screw circumference catches on the screw case.

    2. A01EQYD

      Pull out the steering pad from the steering wheel, as shown in the illustration. Then support the steering pad with one hand.

      Note

      When removing the steering pad, do not pull the airbag wire harness.

    3. Disconnect the horn connector.

    4. Disconnect the 2 connectors and remove the steering pad.

      Note

      When handling the airbag connector, take care not to damage the airbag wire harness.

  7. REMOVE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY

    A01ENW6E01

    1. Remove the steering wheel set nut.

    2. Put matchmarks on the steering wheel and main shaft.

    3. Using SST, remove the steering wheel assembly.

      SST
      09950-50013   ( 09951-05010, 09952-05010, 09953-05020, 09954-05011 )
  8. REMOVE LOWER STEERING COLUMN COVER

    A01ERJD

    1. Remove the 3 screws.

    2. Detach the 2 claws to remove the lower steering column cover.

      Note

      Do not damage the tilt and telescopic switch.

  9. REMOVE UPPER STEERING COLUMN COVER

    A01ERUT

    1. Detach the 4 clips.

    2. Detach the claw to remove the upper steering column cover.

  10. REMOVE TILT AND TELESCOPIC SWITCH

    A01EQZA

    1. Disconnect the switch connector.

    2. Using a screwdriver, detach the claw and pull out the switch.

      Tech Tips

      Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

      Note

      Pushing on the claw too hard will break the claw.

  11. REMOVE COMBINATION SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH SPIRAL CABLE SUB-ASSEMBLY

    A01EN6M

    1. Disconnect the 5 connectors from the turn signal switch with spiral cable.

    2. A01ERQSE01

      Using pliers, grip the claws of the clamp and remove the turn signal switch with spiral cable from the steering column.

  12. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL PAD SUB-ASSEMBLY LH


    1. A01EO0Q

      Detach the 8 claws.

    2. Disconnect the connector and remove the panel pad.

  13. REMOVE INNER NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL BRACKET COVER LH


    1. A01ER40

      Remove the clip.

    2. Detach the clip and remove the cover.

  14. REMOVE INSTRUMENT SIDE PANEL LH


    1. A01EN4GE01

      Place protective tape as shown in the illustration.

    2. Using a moulding remover, detach the 6 claws and remove the side panel.

  15. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL REGISTER ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ERR3

      Detach the 4 claws and remove the register.

  16. REMOVE NO. 3 INSTRUMENT PANEL REGISTER ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ER8Q

      Detach the 5 claws and remove the register.

  17. REMOVE NO. 1 SWITCH HOLE BASE


    1. A01EQ09

      Detach the 5 claws.

    2. Disconnect the connectors and remove the switch hole base.

  18. REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01EQ6K

      Detach the 4 claws.

    2. Disconnect the connectors and remove the finish panel.

  19. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH

    A01EQ14

    1. w/o Illumination:


      1. Detach the 7 claws and 4 clips, and remove the scuff plate.

    2. A01EOWQ

      w/ Illumination:


      1. Detach the 7 claws and 4 clips.

      2. Disconnect the connector and remove the scuff plate.

  20. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ERF3

      Remove the 2 screws.

    2. Detach the 3 claws.

    3. Remove the under cover and disconnect the connectors.

  21. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM BOARD LH


    1. A01EQ1Q

      Remove the cap nut.

    2. Detach the 2 clips and remove the trim board.

  22. REMOVE LOWER NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL


    1. A01EOMY

      Using a screwdriver, detach the 2 claws and open the hole cover.

      Tech Tips

      Tape the screwdriver tip before use.

    2. A01EOJD

      Remove the 2 bolts.

    3. A01EQBC

      Detach the 16 claws.

    4. A01EN2R

      Detach the 2 claws and remove the sensor.

    5. A01EQEE

      Detach the 2 claws and disconnect the 2 control cables.

    6. Remove the finish panel and then disconnect the connectors.

  23. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL BOX ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ENPQ

      Detach the 5 claws.

    2. Remove the box and then disconnect the connectors.

  24. REMOVE DRIVER SIDE KNEE AIRBAG ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ESFQ

      Remove the 5 bolts and driver side knee airbag.

    2. Disconnect the connector.

      Note

      When handling the airbag connector, take care not to damage the airbag wire harness.

  25. DISCONNECT WIRE HARNESS PROTECTOR AND WIRE HARNESS

    A01ESK1

    1. Detach the 3 claws to disconnect the wire harness protector and wire harness.

  26. REMOVE NO. 3 AIR DUCT SUB-ASSEMBLY

    A01EQW3

    1. Remove the clip.

    2. Detach the 2 claws and remove the duct.

  27. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

    A01ENOZE01

    1. Put matchmarks on the steering actuator and steering column.

    2. Remove the bolt.

    3. A01EQE0

      Remove the 4 nuts and steering column.

  28. DISCONNECT STEERING ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

    A01ESCE

    1. While pushing the claws on both sides of the connector, move the lock in the direction of the arrow.

    2. Disconnect the connector.

    3. A01EOC7

      Hold the clamp with needle nose pliers, then insert a screwdriver and turn it in the direction shown in the illustration to remove the clamp of the steering column hole cover.

    4. A01ESH3E01

      Put matchmarks on the steering actuator and No. 2 steering intermediate shaft.

    5. Remove the bolt, and then pull out the actuator assembly toward the inside of the vehicle.

  29. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN HOLE COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A01ENQ4

      Remove the 4 bolts, nut and steering column hole cover.

  30. DISCONNECT NO. 2 STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

    A01ER9ZE01

    1. Loosen the bolt and remove the No. 2 intermediate shaft.

      Tech Tips

      If the dust cover is removed/installed or replaced, place matchmarks on the dust cover and steering link.

      Note

      It is possible to install the intermediate shaft to the same position it was removed from without placing matchmarks due to the dust cover part labeled A. Therefore, do not remove the dust cover from the steering link.