Your Nissan Maxima keeps a constant electrical connection to the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or airbag, and the horn through a clockspring. Even while the steering wheel turns, the clockspring provides a steady connection that ensures proper deployment of the airbag and reliable use of the horn. Replacement of a faulty clockspring can improve the reliability of the SRS in your Nissan Maxima.
Tools Used: Tools, Steering wheel puller tool, model ST27180001 or similar model
Replace a Clockspring
Point the wheels of your Nissan Maxima straight ahead before you replace the clockspring. Keep the steering wheel right side up and in its level position.