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Once you remove the plastic shrouding around the steering column it will be clear in that case whether it will be possible to remove the old unit and fit a new one without steering wheel removal. As it is likely you will need to remove the steering wheel, make sure that you disconnect the battery before you do any work and remove the SRS airbag fuse(s) as well if you are messing with interior wiring in the vehicle.
A steering wheel is not an easy job. First remove the battery earth cable.
Be very careful that you don't activate the airbag while you're working. Remove the screws that hold the center pad to the steering wheel from the back of the steering wheel. Slowly move the airbag out and undo the wires.
Now the steering wheel shaft should be exposed with the nut that holds the wheel in place. Loosen the nut but do not remove it completely, leave it on the shaft.
This is the difficult bit. Grab hold of the steering wheel and pull real hard on it until it moves up against the nut. It might feel as if you are going to break the wheel, but it is not easy to do. Just keep at it until it comes loose. Now remove the nut completely and pull the steering wheel out.
Look in you Owners Manual under Radio or Audio System. The radio code is also sometimes on a separate card. Stay away from the Paid Sites that promise to give you the code. If this fails we will try something else.
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You will have to remove your steering wheel to replace this. First disconnect your ground on your battery. Let the car sit for a couple minutes to make sure all charge is out of the wires. On both sides of the steering wheel, there will be to little square covers. Take those off. there will be a torque bolt behind these covers. Remove those. After doing this, your air bag on the steering wheel will be able to be removed. then your ill see a nut in the middle of the steering wheel. Remove this nut. The next step can be done in two ways. one you can get a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel, or you can grab a hold of the steering wheel on both sides and shake the steering wheel loose. This will work most of the time but may not. After removing the steering wheel your clock spring will be underneath it. There is either two or four screws holding this on. install in reverse order. When you put your steering wheel back on, there are marks on the rod and the steering wheel you will need to line up to make sure your steering wheel is straight. If you have any more questions, just ask me.
Parts stores sell an inexpensive steering wheel removal puller. Follow repair manual removal procedure, so the air bag doesn't activate. The steering wheel is retained by a large nut on the steering wheel shaft. Remove the nut, and attach the puller to wheel-it should pull right off.