Kia Optima: Replacement - Steering Column and Shaft. Repair procedures - Electric Power Steering - Steering System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

1. Disconnect the battery negative cable from the battery and then wait for at least 30 seconds.
2. Turn the steering wheel so that the front wheels can face straight ahead.
3. Push the pin (A) and then disconnect the airbag module from the steering wheel.

4. Disconnect the airbag module connector (A) & horn connector (B) and then remove the airbag module from the steering wheel.

5. Disconnect the lock nut (A) & connector (B) and the remove the steering wheel from the steering column shaft.

Tightening torque :

39.2 ~ 49.0N.m (4.0 ~ 5.0kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 36.2lb-ft)


Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it may damage the steering column.
6. Loosen the screw and then remove the steering column upper (A) and lower (B) shroud.

7. Disconnect the connector and then remove the clock spring (A).

8. Disconnect the connector & screw and then remove the multifunction switches (A).

9. Remove the crash lower panel.

10. Loosen the bolt (A) and then disconnect the universal joint assembly from the pinion of the steering gear box.

Tightening torque :

29.4 ~ 34.3N.m (3.0 ~ 3.5kgf.m, 21.7 ~ 25.7lb-ft)


Do not use the bolt again.
11. Loosen the screw and then remove the shower duct (A).

12. Disconnect all connectors connected to the steering column.
13. Remove the steering column by loosening the mounting bolts and nuts..

Tightening torque :

12.7 ~ 17.7N.m (1.3 ~ 1.8kgf.m, 9.4 ~ 13.0lb-ft)


14. Installation is the reverse of the removal.

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