We remove the steering column for repair or replacement

We prepare the car and disconnect the negative battery terminal

We remove the airbag module, steering wheel and steering column covers, as described in the previous article

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Removing the spiral current-carrying bus

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Removing the steering wheel switches assembly with connector

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We press the latch and disconnect the wiring block from the immobilizer antenna unit

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Disconnect the electronic ignition lock wiring block

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Press the latch and disconnect the wiring block from the ignition switch illumination lamp

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Also disconnect the other two pads of wires from the ignition switch

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We bite the clamps of fastening the wires to the steering column with side cutters and pull the wiring harness aside

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Unscrew the bolt of the terminal connection of the intermediate shaft with the steering shaft

Disconnect the shafts

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Unscrew the two steering column mounting nuts on the left

The arrows show the nuts for attaching the steering column to the bracket on the left

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Unscrew the nut of the front and rear mounting on the right

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We remove the steering shaft cuff from the bottom of the steering column, overcoming the resistance of the clamps

Remove the steering column with the ignition switch by disconnecting the intermediate shaft and the steering shaft

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On the intermediate shaft, on its outer and inner parts there are marks of mutual arrangement

If for some reason, during the removal of the steering column, the inner part of the intermediate shaft was removed from its outer part, it is necessary to lubricate the slots with silicone grease before installing, combine both marks and insert the inner part of the shaft all the way into its outer part

Check the mutual position of the shafts by the mark on the fork of the lower cardan joint

Installing the parts in reverse order