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Need to remove cover under steering wheel

I have removed the screws that hold the cover below the steering wheel on the steering shaft. I need to push the release button to the security system under the plate so I can remove a non-coded key.

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Key is stuck in the ignition,how do i remove the ignition and put in new one,or is there a way to get the key out.


Hi, removing the barrel requires removal of the steering wheel, lockplate, and turn signal switch. Once all of these are out, you will see the screw that holds the lock in. You will need a puller to remove the steering wheel and a lockplate compression tool to push the lockplate down while removing the lockplate clip. You may be able to borrow these tools from Autozone or another tool rental outlet. I have pasted the procedure below from autozone.com. Please let me know if you have more questions, and thanks for using FixYa.

  1. 1969 CHEVELLE DELUXE WHEEL AND STANDARD WHEEL ON ALL MODELS 1970 AND LATER

    See Figures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the trim retaining screws from behind the wheel.
    3. Lift the trim off, then disconnect the horn wire(s).
    4. For most 1975 and later models, remove the snapring.
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    Fig. Fig. 2: Steering wheel installation-1969 deluxe and 1970-72 standard wheel



    1. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut.

    1. Matchmark the wheel-to-shaft relationship, then remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller such as tool No. J-2927.

    To install:
    1. Install the wheel on the shaft, aligning the marks made during removal.
    2. Install the steering wheel retaining nut, then tighten the nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
    3. If equipped, install the snapring.

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    Fig. Fig. 4: Steering wheel installation-1980 and later vehicles



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Most 1975 and later wheels are equipped with a snapring to assure the retaining nut remains in position

    1. Hold the trim just above position, then connect the horn wire(s)..
    2. Install the center trim and secure using the retaining screws.
    3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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    Fig. Fig. 6: A ratchet or driver should be used to loosen the trim pad retaining screws

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Fig. Fig. 7: Once they are loosened, remove the trim pad screws from the back of the steering wheel


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Fig. Fig. 8: Pull the trim pad from the steering wheel in order to access the horn wire(s)
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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the retaining nut snapring


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Fig. Fig. 10: Matchmark the relationship between the steering shaft and the wheel in order to assure proper wheel installation
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Fig. Fig. 11: Loosen and remove the wheel retaining nut

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Fig. Fig. 12: Use a steering wheel puller to loosen the wheel on the steering shaft


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Fig. Fig. 13: Once the wheel has been loosened by the puller, the wheel may may be removed from the steering shaft

  1. Remove the trim cover from the column.
  2. Remove the steering column cover from the shaft by removing the three screws or by prying it out with a screwdriver (1976 and later models).
  3. Use a compressing tool, such as No. J-23653, to compress and hold the lockplate. With the plate compressed, pry out and discard the snapring from its shaft groove.
  4. Slide the cancelling cam, spring, and washer off the shaft.
  5. Remove turn signal lever.
  6. Push the four-way flasher knob in and unscrew it.
  7. Remove the three switch mounting screws.
  8. Pull switch connector out of the bracket, pull it off the shaft and allow it to hang by the wires.
  9. Remove the lock barrel retaining screw and remove the lock.
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How hard is it to replace the turn signal switch in the steering column ? I have a new replacement, the old one shorts out and you can actually hear it arcing.


Hi,
Very easy actually, just remove the screws under your steering wheel column cover. the screws are under the cover. After removing all the screws, just a hard tap on the cover will dislocate the whole cover.
Now you will see the signal light assembly and look at the bolts holding switch, remove the bolts. Follow the harness of the switch, just at the mid bottom of the steering column shaft, disconnect the connection, and put the new switch into it.
hope that was easy!
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I have an 86 astrovan.the turn signal wont work,i check all bulbs And flasher they all good.what else can i check?


The actual switch is under the steering wheel. You have to use a steering wheel puller to get the steering wheel off. You also need a special tool to compress the shifter locking plate spring. Then you can check the switch to see if it's working. I have pasted the instructions below if you want to go at it. Let me know if you have questions.

The following procedure requires the use of the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Refer to the Steering Wheel, Removal and Installation procedures in this section and remove the steering wheel.
  3. If necessary, remove the steering column-to-lower instrument panel cover. Disengage the electrical harness connector from the steering column jacket (under the dash).
  4. Using a small prytool, insert into the slots between the steering shaft lock plate cover and the steering column housing, then pry upward to remove the cover from the lock plate.
  5. Using the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653-A or equivalent, screw the center shaft onto the steering shaft (as far as it will go), then screw the center post nut clockwise until the lock plate is compressed.
  6. Using a small prybar, carefully pry the snapring from the steering shaft slot.

If the steering column is being disassembled on a bench, the steering shaft will slide out of the mast jacket when the snapring is removed.
  1. Remove the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent, and the lock plate.
  2. Remove the multi-function lever-to-switch screw and the lever.
  3. To remove the hazard warning switch, press the knob inward and unscrew it.
  4. Remove the turn signal switch assembly-to-steering column screws.
  5. Lift the turn signal switch assembly from the steering column, then slide the electrical connector through the column housing and the protector.

If the steering column is the tilting type, position the steering housing into the Low position.
  1. To remove the harness cover, pull it toward the lower end of the column; be careful not to damage the wires.
  2. To remove the wire protector, grab the protector's tab with a pair of pliers, then pull the protector downward, out of the steering column.

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Where are there free turn instructions available on how to replace a turn signal in a 1994 chevy silverado? I will pay $1 for this answer.


You posted in the fre section...no need for the dollar but I'll take a cold Corona and lime!


Here ya go....

Removal & Installataion

  1. Make sure the switch is in the OFF position.
  2. Remove the Steering Wheel as outlined in this section.
    1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover.
    2. Insert a screwdriver into the lockplate cover slot and pry out the cover. Remove the lockplate. A special tool is available to do this. The tool is an inverted U-shape, with a hole for the shaft. The shaft nut is used to force it down. Pry the wire snap ring out of the shaft groove. Discard the snap ring.
    3. Remove the tool and lift the lockplate off the shaft.
    4. Remove the turn signal lever screw and lever.
    5. Press the hazard button inward and unscrew it.
    6. Remove the switch retaining screws. Pull the switch connector out of the mast jacket and feed the switch connector through the column support bracket.
    7. Position the turn signal lever and shifter housing in the downward, or "low" position and pull downward on the lower end of the column using a pliers on the tab provided. Remove the wire protector.
    8. Remove the switch mounting screws. Remove the switch by pulling it straight up while guiding the wiring harness cover through the column.
  3. To install:
    1. Install the replacement switch by working the connector and cover down through the housing and under the bracket.
    2. Install the switch mounting screws and the connector on the mast jacket bracket. Install the column-to-dash trim plate.
    3. Install the flasher knob and the turn signal lever.
    4. With the turn signal lever in neutral and the flasher knob out, slide the thrust washer, upper bearing preload spring, and canceling cam into the shaft.
    5. Position the lockplate on the shaft and press it down until a new snap ring can be inserted in the shaft groove.
    6. Install the cover and the steering wheel.

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Retaining ring removal


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Removing the turn signal switch


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Install the lockplate and the retaining ring using the tool illustrated (or its equivalent)

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How can i replace the key switch in a 01 Grand AM and will i need to replace the security mod too?


It depends if you want to change the key barrel or the tumblers, to remove the tumbler set put key in the switch, remove the beauty ring it just snaps on then stick a paper clip into the hole where you removed the ring or on the bottom of the barrel turn the key in reverse past accessories and pull tumbler set out. if you need to remove the barrel you will have unhook the battery then take horn cover off, pull the protective plastic tabs off the rear of the steering wheel and remove the safety tork screws and remove the air bag disconnect the air bag plug. next remove the three screws holding the horn ground ring and the plastic piece that separates it from ground put them in order next remove the center bolt using a steering wheel puller pull steering wheel next compress the plastic cover with the U shaped steering wheel clap and push the plastic dust cover down 1/4 inch next remove the center c cer-clip slide the clip off of the steering wheel shaft remove the dust cover remove the copper tangs on the right side of shaft and you will see a #6 tork screw remove that one screw and the barrel will come out, on some models it's the only way to get the barrel out. If this helps plese rate me. I am a better mechanic than a typest.

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Turn signal switches


No.first off remove horn pad in centre of steering wheel and remove steering wheel Do Not hit steering shaft to remove,use puller or wiggle it off.Remove the bottom steering wheel cowl/shroud below steering wheel.Lower the steering column by removing the two torx head bolts located under the dash.Remove the two upper and lower screws that hold the switch to the column.Unplug switch and assembly is reverse of disassembly.Good luck let me know if you need more help

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Steering hard


Hi,

This is the most common problem with this type of steering column and it becomes loose by using the steering wheel to get in and out of the car. The answer here is general and there will be some slight differences as it pertains to your car.
I have been asked where to get a good blow up drawing of the column and the problem is that even the service manuals don't tell you all you need to know.
You will need to purchase or rent at a parts store a steering wheel puller. A lock plate compression tool and a pivot pin removal tool.

Good luck!

I don't know of a good blow up. Commonly factory service manuals will have you take apart things that are not supposed to come apart. The bearings are most likely not the problem but the 4 yoke bolts are. They commonly come loose by grabbing the steering wheel to get in.
Remove the horn pad (7 mm or 9/32 either will work on the back of the steering wheel. Push downward on cancel cam tower and turn counter clockwise. The horn wire is now disconnected. Remove 13/16 steering wheel nut. Index marks may be hard to see. Take a screwdriver and put on upper shaft and tap. Put adjoining mark on wheel if these factory marks can't be seen. It is for reassembly and so that the steering wheel is put on the way it was taken off. Never use a hammer on the upper shaft to remove steering wheel!Install puller using 2(2) 5/16x 16 x 3 bolts. Draw the wheel off. Install rented lock plate removal tool. Note the position for reassembly. Compress lock plate down and remove snap ring by holding one side with a flat blade screwdriver. Insert an ice pick awl at the ring opening and bring upward. Remove lock plate. Take note for reassembly that lock plate only fits one way om the splines. There is a matching broach (Tooth missing on lock plate and spline missing on shaft. Pull off cancel cam and upper shaft spring. Take a small Phillips and push in on the 4 way flasher and unscrew. Hold together while unscrewing so it does not fall apart on you. Take a Phillips and remove the turn signal screws and the turn signal pivot. Pay attention to how this pivot slides in the groove of the wiper switch.

Here comes the fun part____


Remove the screws from the panel under the steering column.--- The shift bowl is located where you shift the transmission. Below the bowl leading under the dash is the lower shift bowl shroud. On the passenger side of the shift bowl under the dash will be a clip and string. Remove the clip by pulling it off the lower bowl shroud. You are doing this so you don't wreck the PRNDL.
Under the dash remove the (2) 9/16 nuts that hold the steering column bracket on. Remove the (4)1/2" bolts that hold the bracket to the column. Underneath the dash on the passenger side of the steering column will be a plastic sleeve holding the wiring. Pull away from column and the downward. Don't worry about the gray thin shroud. That's just for the cruise wire which when putting back together can be installed in the main black plastic shroud.
Push upward on turn signal wiring from its column bracket. You may no have to disconnect any wiring. Go back to top of steering column. Remove (3) #2 Phillips screws. Make sure keys are not in ignition lock. Take hook tool and grab edge of key buzzer and pull upward. Steel retainer spring will fall out for key buzzer when you remove upper cover. Watch for it. Its about an inch long, doubled up piece of black spring steel. Set to side when you get that far. Next remove the ignition lock cylinder by inserting a screwdriver into the clip at the rear of the lock inside the steering column. Pull lock out. Pull upper cover upward and let hang by wiring. You will find at the tilt lever there is another part to the upper cover. Look for a piece of white plastic with a circular end that slides on the inside of the cover (left side). This is called the high beam actuator. Leave the tilt lever and end cap attached. Tilt the bearing housing to full upward tilt. Insert a Phillips into the square hole in the tilt spring retainer cap. Push down and turn counter clockwise. Grab spring and retainer and remove.
Insert pivot pin tool on passenger side of column. Now, once you have screwed the tool into the pivot pin, do not over tighten. Hold the screw head with 3/8 wrench. Use ½ open end to draw nut down. If it seems like the pin is seized tilt the column up and down a couple of times. Usually there is not a problem, but trust me, you don't want to break the puller off in the pivot pin. Repeat on left side. Hold your foot on the brake. Pull on tilt lever while with tilting in upward position, go a little left and remove housing. The ignition actuator rod will become disconnected with the rack. The rack has a loop on one end and teeth on the other. Set it to the side. Do not let the upper shaft fall downward. It could fall off or the little shaft inside could fall out. You will see (4) inverted torx bolts. Some people will remove one at a time and install locktite. I have never done this and have never had one come back. Its up to you. If you intend to use the steering wheel for getting in and out of the car you may want to use locktite.
Now, you do not need a special socket here. Use a ¼ nut driver with both hands and tighten. Then use a vice grips, wrench, whatever you can to tighten these bolts. They are tight enough when the socket starts to slip. Do not tighten any tighter than this. To install the rack insert a screwdriver into the slot of the geared sector on the left side of the bearing housing. Rotate sector far enough where you can slide the rack in. You need to line up the big tooth in the sector to the big tooth opening in the rack. Once this is done pull the spring towards you either with your fingers or needle nose and insert spring into slot on sector. Take the ignition actuator rod on the left side of the column and pull until dash lights come on. Make sure it is set into the groove. Grab the bearing housing with both hands. As you are getting close to the steering column you need to take the loop from the rack and put it over the end of the ignition actuator rod. The high beam actuator rod that is bent outward goes through the big hole on the left and let it just hang. Once looped around pull on tilt lever and install bearing housing slightly tilting up and down once attached. Insert pivot pin. Insert other pivot pin. Insert bearing race, retainer and spring on upper shaft. Hold the spring downward with one hand and tilt the column up and down with other hand. This helps center the race and it also checks the tilt. Next, take a needle nose and turn lock shaft on right side of bearing housing. Engine should start. Put shaft in lock position. Hold the spring on the upper shaft while tapping on pivot pins till flush. Put in full upper tilt and install tilt spring. Push downward and push cap with screwdriver downward and turn clock wise till seated.
Under dash on driver's side of column you will see high beam switch. The rod fits in the center of this switch. Back at the column to make sure the high beams work, push on the rod. You will hear a clicking. Take the high beam actuator and insert it into the groove in the cover. Make sure circular end is facing towards the lever. You need to slide this actuator all the way forward. When looking down the rounded end should be facing downward towards the floor. You will see where this cover rests on the bearing housing. Hold cover up against housing by the tilt lever. With the other hand insert the upper cover back on the column. As you are doing all this pull on the wiring from under column. Line up lock pin in cover. Take an awl to line up high beam actuator with cover. Cover will lie down on column once lined up. Hold cover downward and pull back towards you the turn signal lever to make sure high beam switch works. Pull wires at bottom of column gently accept for turn signal. Inert three # 50 torx. Insert ignition lock cylinder and retaining screw. Take awl and push button up from lock cylinder from key buzzer hole. Insert key buzzer spring to key buzzer. Squeeze and insert into hole and push down. Install turn signal switch and pull wires at bottom of column gently where turn signal switch lines up. Insert three screws. Line up ball from turn signal pivot into wiper switch groove, line up with t/s hole and insert screw. This screw has a wide head.
Install 4 way flasher. Install cancel cam as you marked it for disassembly. Install lock plate. Wheel has to be lined up with the index marks. Install. Insert horn wire into cancel cam tower and press down on cap and turn clockwise. Install horn pad. Under dash install plastic wiring shroud. Reinstall t/s connector on column. Install bracket. Attach steering column to dash. Hold the brake. Put trans in neutral. Pull on string and install clip so PRNDL says neutral. Put trans in PARK. Start engine. Check PRNDL when putting in drive. You may have to adjust clip's position to get this lined up. Install lower dash.


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