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Toyota RAV4 Service Manual: Spiral cable

Components

Toyota RAV4. Spiral cable


Removal

Caution:

Be sure to read the precautionary notices concerning the srs airbag system before servicing it (see page rs-1).

  1. Disconnect cable from negative battery terminal

Caution:

Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation.

  1. Remove steering pad assembly (see page rs- 336)

  2. Place front wheels facing straight ahead

  3. Remove steering wheel assembly (see page sr-12)

  4. Remove steering column cover (lower) (see page sr-12)

  5. Remove spiral cable sub-assembly

Toyota RAV4. Remove spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Rise the steering column cover (upper).

Notice:

When handling the airbag connector, do not damage the airbag wire harness.

Toyota RAV4. Remove spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Detach the 4 clips and remove the column cover (upper).

Toyota RAV4. Remove spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Detach the 3 claws and remove the spiral cable.

Inspection

  1. Nspect spiral cable sub-assembly

  1. Check that there are no scratches or cracks on its connector, and/or that the cable does not have cracks, dents or chipping.

Installation

Caution:

Be sure to read the precautionary notices concerning the srs airbag system before servicing it (see page rs-1).

  1. Install spiral cable sub-assembly

  1. Check that the front wheels are facing straight ahead.
  2. Set the turn signal switch to the neutral position.

Notice:

Make sure that the turn signal switch is in the neutral position, as the pin of the turn signal switch may be snapped.

  1. Install the spiral cable.

Toyota RAV4. Install spiral cable sub-assembly


Notice:

When replacing the spiral cable with a new one, remove the lock pin before installing the steering wheel.

Toyota RAV4. Install spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Connect the connectors to the spiral cable.

Notice:

When handling the airbag connector, do not damage the airbag wire harness.

Toyota RAV4. Install spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Attach the 4 clips to the column cover (upper).

Toyota RAV4. Install spiral cable sub-assembly


  1. Install the steering column cover (upper).
  1. Install steering column cover (lower)

Toyota RAV4. Install steering column cover (lower)


  1. Attach the 4 claws.
  1. Position spiral cable

Toyota RAV4. Position spiral cable


  1. Slowly rotate the spiral cable counterclockwise by hand until it feels firm.

Notice:

do not use the airbag wire harness to turn the spiral cable.

Toyota RAV4. Position spiral cable


  1. Rotate the spiral cable clockwise approximately 2.5 Turns to align the marks.

Notice:

Do not use the airbag wire harness to turn the spiral cable.

Hint:

The spiral cable will rotate approximately 2.5 Turns to the left and right from the center.

  1. Install steering wheel assembly (see page sr-21)

  2. Install steering pad assembly (see page rs- 336)

  3. Connect cable to negative battery terminal

  4. Inspect steering pad assembly (see page rs- 337)

  5. Check srs warning light

  1. Check the srs warning light (see page rs-34).
  1. Inspect steering wheel position

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