Trying to pull steering wheel to repair broken blinker switch
After removing the steering wheel itself and the bolts/bracket it is fastened to, I removed the bowl, and the main nut on what I assume to be the main shaft. However, there is an aluminum piece with a larger round piece behind it that I cannot get off. Do I need to utilize a gear puller on these? Do they screw off? I have tried to loosen them by turning them with no luck. Any ideas?
Re: Trying to pull steering wheel to repair broken...
Do either of you have insight on trouble shooting if the blinker does not work, but the bulb is fine as it comes on when breaking? The left blinker works, but not the right... Seems to me it would be the blinker switch, and I am at the same point of trying to figure out how to take off the backing plate...
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Re: Trying to pull steering wheel to repair broken...
Yes, if ur talking about the backing plate, u will need to push on it very hard, there is a round clip u need to take off, a small screwdriver will do, i have actually used my feet to push it in, lol, very uncomfortable position or if u have another person to help u that would work too, u need to get that clip off before it will come apart
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1.Remove steering wheel cover from screws in bottom
2. pop off horn cover should snap off
3. Unplug three plugs to switch assembly
4. Remove steering wheel nut pull steering wheel may need puller
5. unbolt switch assembly from ignition bracket about three bolts
6. remove switch assembly and lay to side
7. mark ignition bracket vertically and horizontally
9. remove two tamper proof bolts with chizel
10. unplug ignition switch and remove to bolts from rear of ignition switch and remove switch. installation is reverse of removal.
Before continuing with this procedure, make sure to have available a new steering wheel retaining bolt and two lock cylinder retaining bolts. Once removed, these parts lose their torque holding ability (or retention capability) and must not be reused.
If equipped, disarm the air bag system and disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the combination switch.
Unplug the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
Remove the ignition and shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the assembly to one side.
Remove the four steering column bracket bolts and lower the steering column.
Cut a groove in the ignition cylinder bracket bolts with a chisel and hammer or use a similar method.
Using a screwdriver, remove and discard the bracket bolts.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket.
Unfasten the ignition and shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt, and position the assembly to one side
Use a chisel and hammer to cut a groove in the ignition cylinder bracket bolts-1991-96 models shown; 1997-99 models similar
Install the new ignition switch and the bracket into position on the steering column tube.
Install the new lock cylinder bolts and tighten the bolts enough to hold the switch in position.
Check for proper switch operation by rotating the key to each position. If necessary, reposition the lock cylinder until it operates properly.
If positioned properly, tighten the retaining bolts until the bolt head shears off.
Raise and position the steering column. Tighten the bracket bolts to 80-124 inch lbs. (9-14 Nm).
If equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
Position the interlock cable bracket. Install and tighten the retaining bolt to 35-53 inch lbs. (4-6 Nm).
Attach the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
Install the combination switch.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Confirm operational status of the air bag system by turning the ignition key to the RUN position and visually monitoring the air bag indicator lamp in the instrument cluster. The indicator lamp should illuminate for approximately 6 seconds and then turn OFF. If the indicator lamp does not illuminate, stays ON, or flashes at any time, a fault has been detected by the air bag diagnostic monitor.
Check the steering wheel, horn and combination switch functions for proper operation.
If so equipped, unfasten the inside hood release handle.
Remove the steering wheel and the lower steering column cover.
Remove the glove box, switch panel and console.
Fig. 1: Loosen the retaining nut to unfasten the inside hood release handle
Fig. 2: If necessary, remove the dash mounted speaker covers to access hidden instrument panel bolts
Fig. 3: Due to space limitations, some bolts are best removed with an open end or box wrench
Fig. 4: Other bolts are easily removed with a socket
Remove the meter (gauge) hood, heater control panel mounting screws and separate the heater controls from the instrument panel frame. Remove the combination meter.
Remove the air duct(s) and the steering shaft mounting bracket bolts. Allow the column to lower.
Disconnect and label the meter wiring. Unfasten the mounting bolts and remove the crash pad and instrument panel.
Fig. 5: Some of the instrument panel attaching bolts are hidden behind removable trim covers or plugs. Carefully pry off the cover . . .
Fig. 6: . . . then remove the bolts with a socket
Fig. 7: The glove box must be removed to unfasten some of the instrument panel retaining bolts
Fig. 8: Other retaining bolts are accessible with the meter hood and combination meter removed
Position and fasten the crash pad and instrument panel, being careful to route the wiring correctly. Attach the meter wiring to its appropriate connections.
Raise the steering column to its normal operating position and install the steering shaft mounting bracket bolts. Connect the air ducts.
Install the combination meter. Install the heater controls into the instrument panel frame with the mounting screws. Attach the meter hood.
Install the console, switch panel and glove box.
Install the steering wheel column cover and steering wheel.
If applicable, attach the inside hood release handle.
Remove steering wheel and combination switch. See STEERING WHEEL & AIR BAG and
COMBINATION SWITCH . Disconnect ignition switch electrical connector. Using a chisel and screwdriver,
back out bolts at steering lock bracket. Insert key into steering lock cylinder, and turn to ACC position. Using a
small Phillips screwdriver, push cylinder lock pin inward. On all models, remove ignition switch, steering lock
To install, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW steering lock bracket and bolts. Temporarily install ignition
switch and steering lock cylinder onto steering column. Ensure ignition switch functions normally, then tighten
steering lock cylinder bolts. Tighten lock bolts until heads twist off. To complete installation, reverse removal
If you need anymore info let me know.
key switch,remove center cap and pull steering wheel off with wheel puller.disconect horn,blinkers assembly.push pin remove ignition. ignition switch, remove panel under dash un bolt steering colum lower to seat un screw ignition from top steering colum un hook rod,un plug harnees put new one on put back together
WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal procedure.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt and position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) aside.
Remove the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts and lower the steering column (3C529).
Use a hammer and chisel to make a groove in the head of each of the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts.
Remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts with a screwdriver and discard the bolts.
Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder and the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket.
Position the ignition switch lock cylinder and bracket and install two new bolts, tightening them only enough to hold the ignition switch lock cylinder in position.
With the key in the ignition, verify the operation of the ignition switch lock cylinder. If necessary, reposition the ignition switch lock cylinder until it operates properly.
Tighten the ignition switch lock cylinder bracket bolts until the bolt heads break off.
Position the steering column and install the four steering column upper mounting bracket bolts. Tighten the steering column upper mounting bracket bolts to 9-14 Nm (80-124 lb-in).
On vehicles equipped with tilt column, remove the upper mounting bracket retaining pin.
Position the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket and install the bolt. Tighten the ignition/shifter interlock cable mounting bracket bolt to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb-in).
Connect the ignition switch electrical connector.
Install the multi-function switch. Refer to Section 11-05 for the installation procedure.
Install the steering wheel. Refer to the procedure in this section.
Inspect the shift interlock system. Refer to Section 07-05 for the procedure.
CENTER the steering wheel/wheels straight ahead. Remove the air bag using the proper Torx driver. Unplug the wiring connector. Using the proper socket, undo the big nut that holds the steering wheel on. Now, bang the steering wheel left/right/left/right hands until the steering wheel comes loose. Now, here is where it gets a little tricky. There is a round black circle with a yellow tag with red letters. Put tape on it to keep it from rotating right or left. Remove the 4 screws. DO NOT TURN THE ROUND THING. If you turn it, you may damage it. Now, remove the screws that hold on the headlamp switch. Unplug the connector & bolt in the new switch. Easy, as long as you do NOT move the setting on the round thing. This is the air-bag "clockspring".