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Clockspring Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Clockspring Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$350

Talent:

****

Tools:

Small Phillips head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Volvo C30 T5 (2008-13)
Volvo C30 T5 R-Design (2008-13)

Parts Required:

Clockspring

Hot Tip:

Make sure the battery is disconnected

Performance Gain:

Eliminate noise from steering wheel when turning

Complementary Modification:

Replace turn signal or wiper switches

The clockspring is used to transmit electrical signals from the steering wheel's controls and airbag to the vehicle's electrical systems and computers. Due to the constant use of the steering wheel, it is common for the clockspring to be damaged or worn out. Replacing it is relatively easy, although a few different things must be removed to access it.

You'll need to remove the steering column covers, the steering wheel, airbag and also the instrument cluster surround trim. See our articles on Turn Signal and Wiper Switch Replacement, Steering Wheel Removal, Airbag Removal, and Instrument Cluster Removal for more information.

It is also very important to disconnect the battery before removing the clockspring. See our article on Battery Replacement for more information.

Remove the four small Phillips head screws holding the clockspring to the steering column (green arrows).
Figure 1

Remove the four small Phillips head screws holding the clockspring to the steering column (green arrows). Pull the clockspring straight back and off the steering column.

Press the tab on the electrical connector and pull it out of the clockspring.
Figure 2

Press the tab on the electrical connector and pull it out of the clockspring.

Note the electrical connectors on the steering column (green arrows).
Figure 3

Note the electrical connectors on the steering column (green arrows). Use caution when fitting the new clockspring. You want to push it straight in. Once in place, plug in the electrical connector. You're now ready to put the column covers, steering wheel and airbag back on.

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