Subaru Outback manuals

Subaru Outback (BR): Steering Wheel

A: REMOVAL

1) Disconnect the negative terminal from the battery, and wait for 60 seconds or more.

2) Set the tire to the straight-ahead position.

3) Remove the driver's airbag module assembly.

  1. Push in the snap pin using a hexagon wrench or equivalent wrapped with a protective tape to disengage the locks (3 locations).

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

  1. Disconnect the horn harness and airbag connector and remove the airbag module assembly. <Ref. to AB-21, DRIVER'S AIRBAG MODULE, CURTAIN AIRBAG MODULE & PRETENSIONER, PROCEDURE, Airbag Connector.>

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

4) Remove the steering wheel.

CAUTION:

  1. Disconnect the connector and remove the nut.
  2. Put alignment marks and remove the steering wheel.

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

B: INSTALLATION

WARNING: Always refer to "Airbag System" before performing service on the airbag modules. <Ref. to AB-9, CAUTION, General Description.>

1) Align the center position of the roll connector. <Ref. to AB-101, ADJUSTMENT, Roll Connector.>

2) Install each part in the reverse order of removal.

NOTE: Align the alignment marks on the steering wheel and steering shaft.

Tightening torque: Steering wheel: 39 N*m (4.0 kgf-m, 28.8 ft-lb)

Clearance: Column cover to steering wheel: 2 - 4 mm (0.08 - 0.16 in)

C: DISASSEMBLY

1) Remove the screw, disconnect the connector and remove the paddle shift switch. (Model with paddle shift)

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

2) Disconnect the claws and then remove the lower cover.

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

3) Remove the screw to remove the cruise control command switch assembly.

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

D: ASSEMBLY

Assemble each part in the reverse order of disassembly.

Tightening torque: Paddle shift: 1.7 N*m (0.17 kgf-m, 1.3 ft-lb)

E: INSPECTION

Check the resistance of paddle switch.

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

Subaru Outback. Power Assisted System (Power Steering)

Replace the paddle switch if the inspection result is not within the standard value.

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