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3. Follow steps 9 through 12 of the in-vehicle deployment procedure.

DISPOSAL OF DAMAGED COMPONENTS

1. If installed in a vehicle, follow the removal procedure for the driver’s airbag (see DRIVER’S

AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ), front passenger’s airbag (see FRONT PASSENGER’S AIRBAG
REPLACEMENT
), side airbag (see SIDE AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ), side curtain airbag (see
SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ), and seat belt tensioner (see FRONT SEAT BELT
REPLACEMENT
).

2. In all cases, make a short circuit by cutting, stripping, and twisting together the two inflator wires.

3. Package the component in exactly the same packaging that the new replacement part came in.

4. Mark the outside of the box «DAMAGED AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,» «DAMAGED SIDE

AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,» «DAMAGED SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG NOT DEPLOYED,»
«DAMAGED SEAT BELT TENSIONER NOT DEPLOYED» so it does not get confused with your
parts stock.

5. Contact your Acura District Parts and Service Manager for how and where to return it for disposal.

DEPLOYMENT TOOL CHECK

1. Connect the yellow clips to both the switch protector handles on the tool.

2. Push the operation switch: The green light should come on, indicating that the tool is operating

properly and is ready for use. If the red light stays on, the tool is faulty, and another one must be used
for the procedure.

3. Disconnect the tool clips and connectors from the protector handles and the battery.

CABLE REEL REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL

1. Make sure the wheels are aligned straight ahead.

2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then wait for 3 minutes before starting work.

3. Remove the driver’s airbag (see DRIVER’S AIRBAG REPLACEMENT ).

4. Disconnect the connector (A) from the cable reel, then remove the steering wheel nut (B).

NOTE:

The driver’s and front passenger’s airbags have dual inflators. Twist
each pair of unlike colored wires together, and clip an alligator clip to
each pair.

NOTE:

The driver’s and front passenger’s airbags have dual inflators. The like
color wires go to the individual inflators.

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Fig. 404: Identifying Cable Reel Connector And Steering Wheel Nut
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5. Align the front wheels straight ahead, then remove the steering wheel with a steering wheel puller (see

step 5 under STEERING WHEEL REMOVAL ). Do not tap on the steering wheel or the steering
column shaft when removing the steering wheel.

6. Remove the driver’s dashboard lower cover (see DRIVER’S DASHBOARD LOWER COVER

REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

7. Remove the column cover screws (A), then remove the column covers (B, C).

Fig. 405: Identifying Column Covers And Fasteners
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

8. Disconnect the dashboard wire harness A 4P connector (A) from the cable reel 4P connector (B), then

disconnect the dashboard wire harness B (’05 model) or the dashboard wire harness A (’06-08 models)
20P connector (C) from the cable reel (D).

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Fig. 406: Identifying Dashboard Wire Harness 4P Connector And Cable Reel 4P Connector
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9. Release the lock tab (A) under the cable reel connector with a 90° hook shaped tool (B). Slide the tool

below the cable reel connector just above the lock tab. Release the lower lock tab (C), and slide the
cable reel off the column.

Fig. 407: Removing Cable Reel From Column
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION

1. Before installing the steering wheel, align the front wheels straight ahead.

2. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then wait for 3 minutes.

3. Set the turn signal cancelling sleeve (A) so that the projections (B) are aligned vertically.

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Fig. 408: Identifying Turn Signal Cancelling Sleeve And Projections
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4. Carefully install the cable reel (A) on the steering column shaft. Then connect the 20P connector (B)

to the cable reel, and connect the 4P connector (C) to the dashboard wire harness 4P connector (D).

Fig. 409: Identifying Dashboard Wire Harness 4P Connector And Cable Reel 4P Connector
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Install the steering column covers.

6. If necessary, center the cable reel. (New replacement cable reels come centered.) Do this by first

rotating the cable reel clockwise until it stops. Then rotate it counterclockwise (three full turns) until
the arrow mark (A) on the cable reel label points straight up.

Fig. 410: Identifying Arrow Mark On Cable Reel Label Points Straight Up
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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