How to remove Driver Airbag and Steering Wheel Removal DIY Nissan

Driver Airbag and Steering Wheel Removal DIY Nissan

Last Updated on Friday May 18, 2018

In this guide, you will learn how to remove steering wheel and airbag on Nissan vehicles. Watch video clips that will guide you through all the steps necessary to change airbag or steering wheel on various Nissan vehicles.

What you will need

Parts

Tools

  • Torque Wrench
  • Secure Torx Set
    • Ideally, you should get a magnetic set. Reinstalling the airbag bolts is challenging without magnetic Torx head. 
  • Basic Tools
    • 19mm Socket
    • 3/8" Extension
    • Ratchet
    • Screwdrivers

Instructions

Step 1

Park your Nissan and apply the parking brakes.

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Step 2

Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery terminal. Wait five minutes before you disconnect any airbag component.

Step 3

Remove Nissan driver's airbag. There are two bolts on the side of the steering wheel that you need to remove.

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Once the two bolts are removed you can pull the airbag out.

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Step 4

Loosen up the steering wheel 19mm center bolt and remove the steering wheel.

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Unplug the wires from the steering wheel.

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Step 5

Install the new steering wheel in reverse order. Tighten the steering wheel center bolt to 34Nm or as recommended by the manufacturer.

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Step 6

Install the driver airbag. Connect the wire harness first then secure the airbag in the steering wheel using the two side TORX bolts. Tighten the TORX bolts to 9.5 Nm.

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Step 7

Connect the negative terminal. Start the Nissan and ensure the airbag light is off. If the light is still on, a Level 2 OBD2 scanner that can read Nissan codes, is required to read and clear the codes.

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Warnings

  • 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.