We remove the steering wheel to replace it, as well as when removing the steering wheel switches, steering column or instrument panel

We carry out the work on a flat platform. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery.

We set the front wheels of the car to the straight-line position.

We remove the driver's airbag.

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The airbag is attached to the steering wheel by two plastic hooks that engage...

...with two spring locks on the steering wheel (shown with the airbag removed)

To remove the airbag from the back of the steering wheel, insert two screwdrivers into the holes on the steering wheel

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We press the screwdrivers on the two spring clamps (shown with the pillow removed) and, pulling the pillow towards ourselves, we remove the hooks of the pillow from engagement with the clamps.

Removing the cushion from the steering wheel

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We lift the lock of the wire pad

Disconnect the pad from the airbag connector

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We remove the airbag.

The removed airbag should be stored in a place protected from moisture and excessive heat by placing it with the pad up.

With the Torx t-50 key, we unscrew the steering wheel mounting screw for several turns.

We do not turn the screw off completely, so that when removing the steering wheel we do not get injured.

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Rocking, we pull the steering wheel and remove it from the shaft slots.

Completely unscrew the steering wheel mounting screw

After unscrewing the steering wheel mounting screw, it is advisable to mark the position of the steering wheel relative to the steering column shaft, for example, with a marker. This will make installation easier.

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Carefully pull the driver's airbag wiring harness through the hole in the steering wheel.

We remove the steering wheel from the shaft.

We install the steering wheel in reverse order.

Removing and installing the steering wheel of a Nissan Almera car

In this case, the groove on the steering wheel must align with the protrusion on the spline tip of the steering column shaft.