Use a steering wheel puller by disconnecting the battery, and removing the air bag and retaining nut. Attach the puller to the holes in the steering wheel using the appropriate bolts, and slowly tighten the large screw on the puller against the steering column.Continue Reading
Disconnect the ground lead from the battery before beginning any work.
Loosen the screws from the back of the steering wheel. Lift the entire airbag unit from the steering wheel, and disconnect any wires. Store the unit in a safe place where static electricity does not cause it to expand.
Use a wrench to loosen and remove the retaining nut that holds the steering wheel in place. Set the nut aside in a safe place.
Determine the appropriate bolt size needed to attach the puller to the steering wheel. Put the puller in place, insert the bolts through the arms, and tighten them into the steering wheel holes.
Use a wrench to tighten the center bolt against the steering column. Work slowly to pull the wheel loose. Once the wheel breaks free, remove any electrical connections before attempting to remove it from the car.
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