2012 Clock Spring Replacement

taterhead47

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Has anyone here replaced a clock spring (and documented it)? Looks like my daughter's needs replacing and the shop wants $800 for the repair. Curious about whether anyone went aftermarket or OEM and how many banana job it is? Videos on YT are somewhat incomplete for a 4R and I don't like messing with explosives (airbag). Basic search didn't yield a thread. Thanks
 

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I wouldn’t be surprised if it ( spiral cable ) is the same part I replaced in my 07 FJ Cruiser. You’ll need a steering wheel puller. I got my OEM part ( 84306-60080 ) from partsouq.com for 149.17 including shipping. Main points are - steering centered, disconnect battery, you’ll need a T30 torx bit to remove the airbag, follow the included instructions for installation. All assuming code diagnostics were done first.
 

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Used to pull the steering wheel off our old 100 series LC's, and never had an issue. But as mentioned above, you'll need a steering wheel puller or as I did, made my own.
Just look carefully when you're pulling and if it feels like you're tugging on something, stop and investigate.
You'll be fine.
 

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Has anyone here replaced a clock spring (and documented it)? Looks like my daughter's needs replacing and the shop wants $800 for the repair. Curious about whether anyone went aftermarket or OEM and how many banana job it is? Videos on YT are somewhat incomplete for a 4R and I don't like messing with explosives (airbag). Basic search didn't yield a thread. Thanks
I looked it up, for your 4runner the part# is 84307-30090. Partsouq.com price is 271.62 + shipping. Apparently it’s different than the FJ.
 

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