Nissan Armada/Titan/QX56 Steering Wheel Removal:
Tools Needed for Steering Wheel Removal:
1. Small Flat Head Screwdriver (One from a glasses repair kit is best but any small one will do)
2. A Rachet with an medium size exstension and one 10mm socket.
3. A 19mm socket
4. Lock tight
********Caution: I am not a liscensed Nissan mechanic so do this at your own risk.*********
First make Sure the Wheels are straight. Before you do any thing you need to disconnect both of the wires from the battery terminals and wait 10-15 minutes to let the excess SRS reserve to go away. Not at anytime should you try to start the truck or turn it on while the steering wheel is off. Once this is done you may procede:
First Step: Start by taking off the plastic clips on either side of the Steering wheel. With the small flat head screwdriver. Then take the Ratchet with the extension and the 10mm socket and remove the two bolts on either side. Picture below.
Once that is done the Air Bag Module will become looser but you have to hold on to it still because there are three wires still attached to it.
Next Step is to take off this wire. All you need to do is depress the clip seen on the connector and then pull it off. Picture Below.
Once that is removed it will look like the next picture:
Next you will take the small screwdriver and place it on the little notch at the bottom of the black clip. Then you will carefully pry the black clips away from the Module. They only come out about 1 -2 mm be careful not to break them.
This is a picture of the step above completed on the orange one:
Once you have backed out the black clip the orange/yellow connector will slide right out. The module will now be free from the steering wheel.
Once the Air Bag Module is removed lay it base down in case of accidental discharge. If you lay it on the other side it could become a projectile.
Once the Air Bag is gone it will look like this:
Then you remove the gray connector by depressing the little clip on the left side. I would again use the small screwdriver.Then you take the center nut off with the ratchet with the extension and the 19mm socket. When turning the nut make sure the steering wheel stays straight so when you take it off it will still be straight.
After the nut is off wiggle the steering wheel back and forth and it should come off with ease. I forgot to take a picture of the steering wheel completely off put it is a white disc with the grey connector attached. Make sure the disc does not move. If it moved that could yet again throw off the steering alignment. Then you put the steering wheel back on in reverse. But remember to put lock tight on all of the bolts that were removed.
Also remember that the black clips in the back of the steering wheel need to be clipped back in or you will have the flashing Air Bag light of Doom. When Putting back on do this procedure in reverse.
Make sure the nuts are tight and have lock tight on them.
Make sure all of the connectors are pressed in all of the way.
Make sure to push the black clips all the way back in to the Air Bag module the Yellow and Orange connectors.
Much thanks to cpaul for telling me how to do this in an earlier thread.
I hope this helps and enjoy your new steering Wheel!