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Performance Specialists Since 1963

Air Bag Clockspring - P2 2005+ DSTC

Genuine Volvo - 31313083 - 235234

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Genuine Volvo
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31264469, 31313083, 44053026001

Product Description


These units go by multiple names depending on who you ask. Steering angle sensor, contact reel, and air bag clockspring are all common names for this part. 

When these units fail you'll often get a warning light on the dash stating that DSTC needs service, traction control is off, or something of this nature. Failure should be verified with an OBD reader that can read network fault codes. Replacement is fairly straightforward on this part and involves disconnecting the battery, then the airbag and steering wheel to access the part. Although replacement is a bolt on/ off, components need to be removed in a certain order and orientation or network codes will ensue. Not for the novice mechanic but can be done by an experienced wrench in about 30 minutes. Numerous writeups are available on this replacement online. 


Potential Product Fitment Issues

  • 2005-2006 S80 models with DSTC
  • 2005-2007 V70 models with DSTC
  • 2005-2009 S60 models with DSTC
  • 2005-2007 XC70 models with DSTC
  • 2005-2014 XC90 models with DSTC and variant code EM02 
Contact our customer service department if you have questions on product fitment. For XC90 models a VIN will be needed to verify fitment. Either our CS team or your local Volvo dealership can help you determine the variant code. 

**Do note that there is a small set screw on the center of the unit. This is to prevent the sensor from becoming "un-clocked" in shipping. This should be removed upon installation.**

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