L Never use airbag parts from another vehicle When replacing parts replace with

L never use airbag parts from another vehicle when

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L Never use airbag parts from another vehicle. When replacing parts, replace with new ones. (a) Place the front wheels facing straight ahead. (b) Remove the 2 steering wheel lower No.2 covers. (c) Using a torx socket wrench, loosen the 2 torx screws. HINT: Loosen the 2 screws until the groove along the screw circumfer- ence catches on the screw case. (d) Pull the pad out from the steering wheel and disconnect the airbag connector. CAUTION: L When storing the wheel pad, keep the upper surface of the pad facing upward. L Never disassemble the wheel pad. NOTICE: When removing the wheel pad, take care not to pull the air- bag wire harness. 2. REMOVE STEERING WHEEL (a) Disconnect the connector. (b) Remove the steering wheel set nut. (c) Place matchmarks on the steering wheel and main shaft assembly. (d) Using SST, remove the wheel. SST 09950–50010 (09951–05010, 09952–05010, 09953–05020, 09954–05020)
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W03303 MatchmarksSR–12STEERINGTILT STEERING COLUMN3.REMOVE UPPER AND LOWER COLUMN COVERS 1308 AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U) (a)Remove the lower No.2 cover from the lower cover.(b)Remove the 3 screws.4.REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF INSIDE PLATE5.REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIMRemove the clip. 6.REMOVE No.1 LOWER PANEL 7. REMOVE LOWER LH PANEL Remove the 4 bolts. 8. REMOVE LOWER FINISH PANEL 9. REMOVE COMBINATION SWITCH WITH SPIRAL CABLE (a) Disconnect the 3 connectors. (b) w/ ELECTRONIC MODULATED SUSPENSION Disconnect the connector. (c) Disconnect the airbag connector. (d) Remove the 3 screws. 10. REMOVE SPIRAL CABLE (See page BE–26 ) NOTICE: Do not disassemble the cable or apply oil to it. 11. DISCONNECT INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLY (a) Place matchmarks on the intermediate shaft and control valve shaft. (b) Remove the bolt. 12. REMOVE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT ASSEMBLY Remove the bolt. 13. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY (a) Disconnect the connectors. (b) Remove the 4 column assembly set nuts.
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SR05U–05 W03333 Screw Extractor W03334 STEERING TILT STEERING COLUMN SR–13 1309 AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U) DISASSEMBLY NOTICE: When using a vise, do not overtighten it. 1. REMOVE KEY CYLINDER LAMP ASSEMBLY Remove the screw and lamp assembly. 2. REMOVE COLUMN UPPER BRACKET AND COLUMN UPPER CLAMP (a) Using a centering punch, mark the center of the 2 ta- pered–head bolts. (b) Using a 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in.) drill, drill into the 2 bolts. (c) Using a screw extractor, remove the 2 bolts. 3. REMOVE TURN SIGNAL BRACKET Remove the 2 bolts. 4. REMOVE TILT LEVER RETURN SPRING 5. REMOVE COLUMN TUBE SUPPORT (a) Remove the bolt and washer. (b) Remove the tube support with lower column tube attach- ment. (c) Remove the tube attachment from the tube support. 6. REMOVE 2 ENERGY ABSORBING PLATES (a) Using pliers, remove the energy absorbing clip. (b) Remove the energy absorbing plate, energy absorbing plate guide.
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SR05V–05 W03335 Ignition Key W03336 Screwdriver SR–14 STEERING TILT STEERING COLUMN 1310 AuthorĂ: DateĂ: 1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U) INSPECTION 1. INSPECT STEERING LOCK OPERATION Check that the steering lock mechanism operates properly.
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