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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Steering Wheel and Column Description and Operation

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Steering / Steering Wheel and Column / Steering Wheel and Column Description and Operation

The steering wheel and column have the following 4 primary functions:

Vehicle Steering

The steering wheel is the first link between the driver and the vehicle. The steering wheel is fastened to a steering shaft within the steering column. At the lower end of the steering column, the intermediate steering shaft connects the steering column to the steering gear.

Vehicle Security

The steering wheel and column may have theft deterrent components mounted and designed into the steering column.

Driver Convenience

The steering wheel and column may have driver controls attached for convenience and comfort.

Driver Safety

The steering column has safety features to protect the driver.

Energy-Absorbing Steering Column

The energy-absorbing steering column compresses in the event of a front-end collision, which reduces the chance of injury to the driver. The energy-absorbing feature, collapsible steering shaft, and break away mounting features help reduce the injury in the event of an accident.

Steering Wheel Straight and Column Locked Caution
Caution: With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizing steering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation. Locking ...

Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement
.. Turn Signal Multifunction Switch Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the upper trim cover and the ...

Other materials:

Rear Side Door Window Replacement (Hatchback)
Rear Side Door Window Replacement Callout Component Name Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning. Preliminary Procedures Remove the rear side door trim panel. Refer to Rear Side Door Trim ...

Front Bumper Fascia Guide Replacement
Front Bumper Fascia Guide Replacement Callout Component Name Warning: Refer to Eye Protection Warning. Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. ...

Lock Cylinder Coding - Ignition
The ignition lock cylinder uses 8 key cut positions, 1?E. The ignition cylinder tumblers (3) are located on alternate sides of the cylinder (5). They are not snap-in and are not self-retaining. It follows the key code with the first tumbler being the first depth of the ke ...

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