Inspection Items

1. VEHICLES NOT INVOLVED IN A COLLISION

(a) Perform a diagnostic system check (See page AB-29).

(b) Perform a visual check which includes the following items with the steering wheel pad (with airbag)

installed in the vehicle.

• Check for cuts, minute cracks or marked discoloration of the steering wheel pad top surface and grooved portion.

2. VEHICLES INVOLVED IN A COLLISION

(IF THE AIRBAG IS NOT DEPLOYED)

(a) Perform a diagnostic system check (See page AB-29).

(b) Perform a visual check which includes the following items with the steering wheel pad (with airbag) removed from the vehicle.

• Check for cuts or cracks in, or marked discoloration of the steering wheel pad top surface and grooved portion.

• Check for cuts and cracks in, or chipping of connectors and wire harnesses.

• Check for deformation of the horn button contact plate of the steering wheel.

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Horn Button Contact Plat«

HINT:

• If the horn button contact plate of the steering wheel is deformed, never repair it. Always replace the steering wheel with a new one.

• There should be no interference between the steering wheel pad and the steering wheel, and the clearance should be uniform all the way around when the new steering wheel pad is installed on the steering wheel.

CAUTION: For removal and installation of the steering wheel pad, see page AB-15, "REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION" and be sure to follow the correct procedure.

(IF THE AIRBAG IS DEPLOYED)

(a) Perform a diagnostic system check (See page AB-29).

(b) Perform a visual check which includes the following items with the steering wheel pad (with airbag) removed from the vehicle.

• Check for deformation of the horn button contact plate of the steering wheel.

• Check for damage to the spiral cable connector and wire harness.

Horn Button Contact Plat«

HINT:

• If the horn button contact plate of the steering wheel is deformed, never repair it. Always replace the steering wheel with a new one.

• There should be no interference between the steering wheel pad and the steering wheel, and the clearance should be uniform all the way around when the new steering wheel pad is installed on the steering wheel.

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