Clock Spring Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016

Airbag Clock Spring Replacement Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016
Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated May 18, 2018 

In this DIY article, you will learn how to replace the clock spring or airbag clockspring on Hyundai Elantra model years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Replacing the clock spring on a Hyundai Elantra is easy and requires about 60 minutes. 

Hyundai Elantra Airbag Clock Spring Replacement 2011-2016

Step 1 Disconnect Battery

Locate the battery in the engine bay and disconnect the negative cable. To remove the cable from the battery post you will need to loosen the 10 mm bolt. Wait at least 2 minutes before you start work on the airbag system.

Step 2: Remove Airbag

Remove the airbag by using a screwdriver to press on the three locking pins that hold the Hyundai Elantra airbag in place. 

Step 3: Remove steering wheel

Next, you will need to remove the 21 mm nut that holds the steering wheel in place. It is easier to remove this nut using a breaker bar.


Step 4: Remove clock spring

Once you remove the steering wheel you will be able to access the clock spring. Before you can remove the clock spring you will need to remove the plastic trim which is held in place with three screws.

Step 5: Install clock spring

Install new clock spring in reverse order. Ensure all electrical connectors are secure. Tighten the steering column nut to 50 Nm using a torque wrench

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