Clock Spring Spiral Cable Angle Sensor Replacement Nissan Vehicles
Updated Friday May 18, 2018
In this guide, you will learn how to remove the clock spring (spiral cable) and steering angle sensor on Nissan vehicles. Typical cost to replace Nissan clock spring ranges between $350-$700 at the dealer or auto repair shop. DIY cost ranges from $50 to $150. We recorded this video series on a 2017 Nissan Quest but these instruction are similar to Nissan Maxima, Altima, Murano, Titan, Qashqai, Navara, Pathfinder, Sentra and Rouge.
It is not uncommon for Nissan clock spring to fail to cause various problems. Some of the most common Nissan clock spring problems include.
Nissan Airbag Light On,
Horn Does Not Work,
Nissan Steering Wheel Buttons don't work,
SRS Fault Code: Driver squib circuit open or high resistance
Unplug the wires from the back of the driver's airbag.
Watch video on how to remove Nissan airbag.
Remove the center bolt that secures Nissan steering wheel to the steering column. Mark the steering wheel and column before you remove the steering wheel.
Unplug steering wheel button wire harness.
Watch video on how to remove Nissan steering wheel.
Remove the plastic trim.
Watch video on how to perform this step.
Next, you need to remove the clock spring which is held in place with several screws.
Unplug the wires from the clock spring.
In this case the clock spring and Nissan steering angle sensor are integrated together.
Install new Nissan spiral cable/clock spring. The clock spring needs to be installed in neutral position. Don't wind up the clockspring to the left or right. Clock spring has a limited number of turns. If you turn it all the way to one side, the ribbon can't take more steering wheel turns. This is a common mistake a casues the clcok spring to fail shortly after installation.
Watch video on how to install Nissan clock spring / spiral cable / steering angle sensor.
Install Nissan steering column cover.
Install the steering wheel and torque the center bolt to 30-35Nm.
Install the steering sheel and torque the center bolt.
Install the airbag. Connect the steering wheel button and airbag wires. Torque the bolts that secure the airbag to the steering at 10Nm.
Do not use test equipment such as multimeters to check SRS circuits unless directed by the Shop Repair Manual. Doing so can deploy airbags.
Always turn ignition switch OFF, disconnect the battery negative terminal and wait at least 3 minutes before you start working on the airbag system.
Handle airbag module carefully. Place airbag with the pad side facing upward and always stay two feet away from the airbag.
When installing a clock spring (spiral cable) it needs to be the neutral position since its rotations are limited.
Don't rotate the clock spring after you remove the steering wheel. If the ABS or Traction Control Light turn on, you may need to reset the steering angle sensor using a Steering Angle Sensor Reset Tool.
Rember to read fault codes from the SRS control unit and clear codes after replacing airbag components. You may need a Level 2 OBD2 Scanner to clear airbag codes.
Nissan Clock Spring Part Numbers
This is an incomplete list of Nissan clock spring part numbers. The best way to get the correct clock spring part number for your Nissan, is to call any Nissan dealer and provide the VIN number.
OEM Number: 25567-ET025
-Versa Models 2007-2012
-350Z Models 2007-2009
-370Z All Models 2009
-Murano Models 2006
25540CB62E // 479453X10A
Nissan Frontier 2.5L Automatic S 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014