Although the vehicles manufacturer’s instructions for fitting a clock spring may vary depending on the make and model, the following information may be helpful.
Fitting a clock spring is not a difficult task but consider that it might be easier to have the help of a qualified Auto Electrician.
Once the clock spring has been replaced, you may need to clear the codes from the airbag module if your SRS/airbag was on.
Clock Spring Installation Points
For safety precautions its best to wait for 5 minutes after disconnecting the battery before removing airbag system components.
Removing the Steering Angle Sensor
In somes cases, the steering angle sensor will need to be removed when fitting a new clock spring.
The steering angle sensor is usually attached to the clock spring by two mounting points and a series of clips. These clips can be undone using a small flat bladed screwdriver or similar.
Once removed it can be attached to the new clock spring.
Steering Angle Sensor Calibration
If the traction control light turns on you may need to recalibrate the steering angle sensor calibration. This can be done with an OBD2 scanner.