Someone broke into my 1993 Ply. G.V. 3.3. Broke steering column and it looks as if they poked around in a relay. The result- all systems down. No juice anywhere. What do I do except find the *&%#$@! who did it and kick a__.
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If they took your switch & cut wiring, etc in the steering column, besides the obvious parts you have to get, you should get a column wiring harness. If this happened to me, i would just go to the wrecking yard and have them get me a whole steering column (with key - and the wiring not cut off anywhere) and if you can't change it yourself, it probably won't cost more to change the column than to have someone work on your destroyed one. There should be lots of these things in the wrecking yards as trannys are weak & column shouldn't cost more than $100 (& they have to remove it...) If you find the person that did it, you can always keep your S&W pointed at them while they repair it back to original condition... (just joking)
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It has a safety system that keeps it locked in Park unless your foot is on the brake. If the brake lever switch is broke or out of place it will not shift. Someone could have bent the parts when it did not unlock. Check rear brakelights to see if you get it to light when a foot is on brakepedal.
Did someone try to tow the truck away? take a look under the truck and see if the linkage is still connectrd to trany, sounds like something inside trany broke or in the steering column, also make sure someone didnt try to steal truck check the plastic covers around the column for breaks.
there is no relay for the brakes but there is separate flasher for the signals. Your problem is more likely a wiring or switch issue, as these systems use the same bulbs. Check the wiring at the back of the truck. If someone put a trailer connection in there, that might be the problem. If not, the stop light wires go up the steering column to the turn switch and then back down to the lights. I have pasted your wiring diagram below and also instructions for getting to the switch in the steering column. This requires a couple special tools that you may be able to rent or borrow. Sorry this is not good news...
Turn switch access:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering column trim.
Remove the horn pad from the steering wheel.
Remove the steering wheel and horn collar.
Use a suitable puller to remove the steering wheel.
With a suitable compressor, compress the preload spring to the lock plate. Compress the spring only enough to remove the snap ring.
Use a pick and a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the snap ring.
Remove the lock plate, horn contact carrier, and spring.
Remove the bolts at the upper steering column support and the upper mounting bracket from the column.
Disconnect the turn signal wiring connector.
Wrap tape around the wire and connector.
Remove the hazard warning knob from the column.
Remove the switch retaining screws and remove the switch.
there are several possible ways this can happen, 1 on the transmission there is a cable that comes from the column, check to see that it is attached to the shift selector . This is located under your brake foot under the truck. Another, on the column, towards the back of it under the dash, this same cable has a plastic cup that snaps on to a metal ball , it might have broke or just popped off.
The wiring harness that run the multifunction swith has broke. I took my column apart and soldered the wires back together for the mean time. I dont suggest tring to do that its not a good fix. i found your post looking for the harrness. If you disconnect the battery you disconnect the airbag system