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Trying to remove the directional handle, but cannot get clock spring and steering angle out? Removed 3 screws and a additional screw under the right side steering coloum

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You should be able to pull off the whole column section with the screws you already removed. Once you slide off the housing, flip it over and there should be more screws on the back side. make sure the steering column if adjustable is recessed most of the way as this will give you additional slack on the harness to pull it off. There may be a small torx screw that holds the t/s switch in as well if i remember correctly.

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How do i rove the clock spring 2012 nissian par\th finder

remove clock spring in steering wheel.
step 1 , disconnect battery minus lug.
then defeat air bags as the FSM book directs,(or great danger waits)
Battery disonn.folly 110. "under collateral damage"

Whenever the negative battery cable is disconnected the following components will require resetting. The Idle Air Volume Learning, Steering Angle Sensor Neutral Position, Sunroof Memory Reset/Initialization, Automatic Drive Positioner System, Audio presets and Navigation. Use the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent to perform the required resets. As necessary, refer to Battery Reconnect/Relearn Procedures.
he automatic back door system, if equipped, must be initialized anytime the battery has been disconnected. Close the back door. Open the back door with the automatic open feature. Do not stop the process until the back door opens completely.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (wait 30min)
  2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
  3. Set the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  4. Remove the air bag module.

  1. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. Remove the column cover upper and lower.
  3. Disconnect wiper and washer switch connector. Then while pressing tabs, pull wiper and washer switch away from spiral cable to remove.
Disconnect lighting and turn signal switch connector. Then while pressing tabs, pull lighting and turn signal switch toward driver door to remove.
  1. Remove the screws. Then while pressing the tab, pull the spiral cable away from steering column assembly. CAUTION Do not disassemble spiral cable. Do not apply lubricant to the spiral cable.
  2. Disconnect the spiral cable connectors.
With the steering linkage disconnected, the spiral cable may snap by turning the steering wheel beyond the limited number of turns. The spiral cable can be turned counterclockwise about 2.5 turns from the neutral position.
end remove.
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the cars steering angle is lost in the process.
steering angle sensor calibration after installing spiral cable.

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The switch its self is located about 1/2 way down the column and is switched by a rod that goes up to the turn signal switch handle. If you are careful and the linkage rod and actuator is OK you do not need to take the column apart. have someone hold the rod in place while you change the switch. Make sure the rod is operating the switch to see if it is the switch or the linkage. Switch screws onto the outer tube of column with 5/16 head screws.
If you need to access the top of the rod or the mechanism that actuates it you will need to remove the lock plate, compress ( Tool looks like that-can be had cheaper at your local parts house) the spring and use a pick to remove the spring clip. remove lock plate and spring.
Then remove the turn signal switch, i screw on the lever bracket and 3 screws mount the switch to the column. You need to unplug the TS switch and remove the plastic wiring guide also about 1/2 way down the column you should be able to get to the top of the linkage rod with just these removed.
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How to remove clock spring on mercedes c 240. Steering wheel has been removed and 3 mounting screws on the clock spring itself. It wont come out of the column. Please help been stuck for hours.

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