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Replacing turn signal on a 1985 ElCamino

I undersand that you have to remove the steering wheel in order to replace the turn signal. I attached my gear pulley and put torque on it. I don't see a retainning clip on the top. Where should I be looking.

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Under steering wheel ..its on the center shaft.. its just above plate in groove ... round wire clip

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f_aee_cc14.28.jpg Steering wheel attachment. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Remove the steering wheel and horn collar.
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f_aee_cc14.30.jpg Remove the turn signal switch from the column. Courtesy of Chrysler Corporation.
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