Honda Accord:  Steering Column Removal and Installation - Steering - Steering - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord:  Steering Column Removal and Installation

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations: 4-door (see page 24-21 )f 2-door (see page 24-23) and the precautions and procedures (see page 24-25) before doing repairs or service.

Removal

1. Adjust the steering column to the full tilt down position, and to the full telescopic out position.

2. Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure (see page 22-91).

3. Remove the driver's airbag (see page 24-211), and the steering wheel (see page 17-6).

4. Remove the steering column covers (see page 20-181).

5. Remove the steering joint cover (A).

6. Loosen the upper steering joint bolt (A), and remove


6. Loosen the upper steering joint bolt (A), and remove the lower steering joint bolt (B). Disconnect the steering joint (C) by sliding the steering joint into the column shaft (D). Tighten the upper steering joint bolt to hold the steering joint in place.

NOTE: -Do not disconnect the steering joint from the column shaft.

-If the center guide (E) is in place and has not moved, leave it in place.

-If the center guide has come off, discard it.

7. Disconnect the wire harness connectors from the combination switch


7. Disconnect the wire harness connectors from the combination switch assembly/cable reel (A).

8. Remove the combination switch assembly/cable reel from the steering column


8. Remove the combination switch assembly/cable reel from the steering column shaft by removing the three screws (B).

9. Disconnect the connectors from the ignition switch, and release the wire harness clips from the steering column.

10. Make sure that the lock lever (C) is in the locked position. Remove the steering column (D) by removing the attaching nuts and bolts, and carefully guide it out of the dashboard.

NOTE: Do not release the lock lever until the steering column is installed. If the lock lever is released before installation, adjust the steering column (see page 17-15) after installation.

Installation

1. Install the steering column in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: -Make sure the wires are not caught or pinched by any parts.

-Tighten the three screws (A) in the sequence shown.

2. Center the steering rack within its stroke.


2. Center the steering rack within its stroke.

3. Loosen the upper steering joint bolt (A), and slip the lower end of the steering joint (B) on to the pinion shaft (C).

NOTE: -Pinion shaft with center guide: Install the steering joint by aligning the center guide.

-Pinion shaft without center guide: Position the steering column by aligning the gap (D) within the angle.

4. Align the bolt hole (A) on the steering joint with the


4. Align the bolt hole (A) on the steering joint with the groove (B) around the pinion shaft, then loosely install the lower steering joint bolt (C). Be sure that the joint bolt is securely in the groove in the pinion shaft.

5. Pull on the steering joint to make sure that the


5. Pull on the steering joint to make sure that the steering joint is fully seated, then tighten the lower joint bolt to the specified torque.

6. Tighten the upper steering joint bolt (D) to the specified torque.

7. Install the steering joint cover (A).

8. Install the steering column covers (see page 20-181).


8. Install the steering column covers (see page 20-181).

9. Install the steering wheel (see page 17-9), and the driver's airbag (see page 24-211).

10. Do the battery terminal reconnection procedure (see page 22-91), and check these items: -Turn the ignition switch to ON (II), and check that the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds, and then goes off.

-Make sure the horn and turn signal switches work properly.

-Make sure the steering wheel switches work properly.

11. After installation, check these items: -Check the steering wheel spoke angle. If the steering spoke angles to the right and left are not equal (steering wheel and rack are not centered), correct the engagement of the joint/pinion shaft splines.

-Set the steering column to the center tilt position, and to the center telescopic position, then do the front toe inspection (see page 18-5).

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