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Steering column removal procedures on a 1994 grand am manual trans with tilt steering.

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  • Lee1979 Jan 19, 2009

    I did this my self so its easy. 2 bolts in front and one bolt in back. The lower cover has to come off also. its really straight forward.

  • jackiecain Mar 05, 2009

    I have 94' Grand Am with cruise control and have to replace my turn signal switch/multifunction switch, second time. Last time my boyfriend fixed, now I'm single and could use some guidance, like very detailed, idiot proof help getting it in without breaking anything. lol. I'm going to get a whole steering column tomorrow, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. Remove Air Bag Disconnect battery ground cable and remove left instrument panel sound insulator, lower trim panel or duct assembly, and steering column collar, as equipped.
  2. If column is to be disassembled, remove horn contact pad and steering wheel
  3. Push back seal to expose flexible coupling, then remove coupling pinch bolt.
  4. Remove lower column support bracket bolt, then the upper bracket to instrument panel support bolts and lower column.
  5. Disconnect column electrical connectors and shift indicator cable, if equipped.
  6. Disconnect shift cable at actuator and housing holder, then remove steering column.
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SECTION 211-05: Steering Column Switches 1998 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 02/11/2000 Multifunction Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Insert a punch through the hole in the lower steering column shroud and push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
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  1. Twist the tilt wheel handle and shank (3F609) and remove.
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  1. NOTE: Move gear selector to lowest position to access steering column opening cover.
    Release the four clips and remove the steering column opening cover.
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  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    1. Remove the lower steering column shroud.
    1. Remove the upper steering column shroud.
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  1. Remove the multi function switch.
    1. Remove the two screws.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Remove the multi function switch.
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  1. NOTE: When the battery (10655) is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 mi) or more to relearn the strategy.
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Heat in my 1994 Mercury Grand marquis stopped working abruptley. What should I be checking for? Core not clogged or leaking.


sudden failures are usually the blend door actuator. Unfortunately, you have to remove the dash to get the actuator out. It sits on top of the heater box in the second picture below. I have pasted the procedure below from autozone.com. Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6235876-no_heat_fan_blowing_cold_air . If you get stuck, please get back to me, and thanks for using FixYa.

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  1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Properly disarm the air bag system; see Chassis Electrical .
  4. Remove the right and left mouldings from the instrument panel by pulling up and snapping out of the retainers.
  5. Remove the right and left lower insulator panels from the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the 5 bolts retaining the lower instrument panel steering column cover and remove the cover.
  7. Remove the 2 bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
  8. Pull up to unsnap the upper finish panel and remove the upper finish panel.
  9. Remove the ignition lock cylinder; refer to Suspension & Steering .
  10. Remove the tilt lever and the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  11. Disconnect the wiring from the steering column switches and the transmission range selector cable from the column.

Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
  1. Place a cover on the front seat to protect it from damage.
  2. Remove the 4 nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel and lower the column on the front seat.
  3. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
  4. Open the glove compartment door and depress the sides inward.
  5. Lower the glove compartment assembly toward the floor.
  6. Through the left side of the glove compartment opening, remove the 2 bolts retaining the instrument panel to the dash panel brace.
  7. Remove the right and left cowl trim panels.
  8. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom from the engine compartment on both the right and left sides.
  9. Disengage the rubber grommets from the dash panel, then feed the wire loom through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
  10. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
  11. Remove the 2 lower bolts retaining the instrument panel to the A-pillar.
  12. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings, and by reaching under the instrument panel, detach all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, demister hose, heater-A/C vacuum lines and radio antenna.
  13. Close the glove compartment door and support the instrument panel.
  14. Remove the 5 screws retaining the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires.
  15. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  16. If the instrument panel is being replaced, transfer all parts to the new panel.

To install:
  1. Carefully position the instrument panel in the vehicle and install the 5 screws retaining the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top.
  2. Open the glove compartment door and depress the sides inward to lower the glove compartment assembly toward the floor.
  3. Attach the radio antenna and all electrical connections and vacuum lines.
  4. Install the 2 lower bolts retaining the instrument panel to the A-pillar and tighten to 17-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).
  5. Connect the instrument panel wires at the right and left cowl sides.
  6. Feed the main wire loom through the hole in the dash panel into the engine compartment.
  7. Secure the rubber grommets in the dash panel.
  8. Connect the main wire loom wires on the right and left sides.
  9. Install the right and left cowl trim panels.
  10. Install the bolts retaining the instrument panel to the dash panel brace.
  11. Close the glove compartment door.
  12. Remove the lock cylinder from the steering column.
  13. Raise the column into position and install the 4 retaining nuts. Tighten to 15-25 ft. lbs. (21-34 Nm).
  14. Connect the transmission range selector cable to the steering column and the wiring to the steering column switches.
  15. Install the steering column shrouds and the tilt lever.
  16. Install the ignition lock cylinder.
  17. Install the upper finish panel.
  18. Install the reinforcement under the steering column and tighten the bolts to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
  19. Install the lower instrument panel steering column cover and tighten the bolts to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
  20. Install the lower insulator panels and the instrument panel mouldings.
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22. Enable the air bag system.
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  24. Check the air bag indicator operation.

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Lights intermittent can be caused by switch or relay. Try swapping the Low Beam relay with another similar relay (horn relay is a good choice) to see if that resolves it. These relays are in the Junction Block--may be under the hood or in the car but not in the big box by the battery). If this doesn't fix it, the problem is likely the headlamp switch.

Horn coming on is usually caused by a broken switch or stripped wire insulation inside the steering column. You would usually have to take the steering wheel off to fix it, and this requires special tools; however, if the problem happens to be under the steering column shroud, you may be able to fix it without taking off the steering wheel. Take the shroud off and see if you can follow the black/red horn wire. Follow it as far as you can to check for stripped insulation contact with any metal. If you lights switch is bad, you can also change that while you have the shroud off.

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  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud.
  4. If the vehicle is equipped with a standard non-tilt steering column, loosen the two upper steering column mounting nuts. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, move the tilt steering column to the fully lowered position.
  5. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
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Fig. Steering column shroud removal for the Cherokee

  1. Remove the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column.
  2. Remove the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  3. Gently pull the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket away from the steering column far enough to clear the screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  4. Lift the water shield and bracket with the left multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column far enough to access the two instrument panel wire harness connectors for the left multi-function switch.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch removal.
  5. Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  6. Remove the left multi-function switch and water shield from the steering column as a unit.
  7. Gently and carefully remove the water shield from the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.

To install:
  1. Gently and carefully install the water shield onto the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  2. Position the left multi-function switch and water shield near its mounts on the steering column as a unit.
  3. Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  4. Position the left multi-function switch onto its mounts on the left side of the steering column.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch installation.
  5. Position the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket to the steering column screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  6. Install and tighten the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  7. Tighten the screw to 10 inch lbs. (1.1 Nm).
  8. Install and tighten the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column [Tighten the screws to 20 inch lbs. (2.2 Nm)].
  9. Position both the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  10. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud. Tighten the screws to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  11. If the vehicle is so equipped, tighten the two nuts that secure the non-tilt steering column upper mounting bracket to the dash panel steering column support bracket studs. Tighten the nuts to 200 inch lbs. 22 Nm).
  12. Reinstall the knee blocker onto the instrument panel.
  13. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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1. Disable the SIR system.


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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel by releasing the retaining fasteners

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1) by pulling out on the trim panel in order to release the retaining fasteners (2).
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors on the Instrument Panel (I/P) center trim panel (1).

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Remove the steering column opening filler assembly, with clip, & bumper

3. Remove the steering column opening filler assembly (1) by pulling away the clips (2).
4. Disconnect the electrical connector for the trunk release.


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Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel

  1. Remove the Instrument Panel (I/P) left side trim panel (1).
  2. Tilt the steering wheel up.
  3. Disconnect the I/P dimmer switch and, if equipped, the fog lamp switch.

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Remove the 4 bezel screws (2) & the Instrument Panel (I/P) cluster bezel assembly (1)

  1. Tilt the steering wheel down.
  2. Remove the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws.
  3. Remove the instrument panel cluster bezel.

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Remove the steering column trim covers: steering column upper cover assembly, steering column left cover assembly, & steering column right cover assembly

Remove the steering column trim covers:
  • Remove the 3 cover screws (4).
  • Remove the steering column upper cover assembly (1).
  • Remove the steering column left cover assembly (2).
  • Remove the steering column right cover assembly (3).


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Removal of the ignition switch

    1. Disconnect the ignition switch harness connector.
    1. WARNING
    The ignition switch must be in the run position during removal in order to avoid damage to the ignition switch.

    1. Turn the ignition switch to the run position.
    2. Remove the ignition switch screws.
    3. Remove the ignition switch from the steering column.
    To install:
    1. Install the ignition switch and screws on to the steering column. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
    2. Connect the ignition switch harness connector.
    3. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
    4. Tighten the trim cover screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    5. Tighten the 4 instrument panel cluster bezel screws to 19 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
    6. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
      NOTE If the ignition switch is replaced and a learn procedure is not performed, the engine will crank but not start or will start and stall immediately.

    7. Perform the vehicle theft deterrent system learn procedure.

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    This procedure covers removal and installation of the headlamp, headlamp dimmer switch, turn signal and hazard switches, as well as the cruise control switch.
    1. If equipped, disable the SIR system. For details, please refer to the procedure located in of this repair guide.



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    1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt steering column lock lever (if so equipped).
    1. Remove lower steering column shroud.
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    1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
    1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
    1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
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    NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
    1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
    1. Check to ensure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
    1. Install the ignition switch into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
    1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
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