How do I remove the ignition switch on a 1988 Jeep Wrangler. I have removed the lower dash panel and all wire connectors. It's ontop of the steering column so I can't see what to do next. (1988 Wrangler, 6cyl, tilt steering wheel)
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Re: 1988 Wrangler Ignition Switch Removal
There are four (sometimes two) bolts that hold the steering column to the dash. remove them & column will come down to let you get in there. follow instruction sheet with switch. if you don't get it centered correctly it wont work correctly.
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The ignition key must be in the key cylinder for cylinder removal. The key cylinder must be removed first before removing ignition switch.REMOVAL 1. Disconnect negative battery cable at battery. 2. If equipped with an automatic transmission, place shifter in PARK position. 3. Rotate key to ON position.4. A release tang is located on bottom of key cylinder.5. Position a small screwdriver or pin punch into tang access hole on bottom of steering column lower cover.INSTALLATION 1. If equipped with an automatic transmission, place shifter in PARK position. 2. Position key cylinder into steering column as it would normally be in the ON position. 3. Press key cylinder into column until it snaps into position. 4. Check mechanical operation of switch. Automatic Transmission: Be sure transmission lever is locked in PARK position after key removal. If key is difficult to rotate or is difficult to remove, the shift lever-to-steering column cable may be out of adjustment or defective. If key can be removed, release lever mechanism may be defective. Release lever mechanism is not serviced separately. If repair is necessary, the steering column must be replaced. 5. Connect negative cable to battery. 6. Check electrical operation of switch.
i think you meant Ignition switch.
really a 1988> no 1998?
the latter has air bags, and BOOM are very very dangerous.
yes, you are fiddling plastic covers. use a flash light.
covers, are you talking the steering column combo surround covers?
remove the screws , under under, do down, and look up, bingo?
i hope its a real 88,
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i look at lock removal.
7 steps, you are stuck at step 2
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering column lower cover. Disconnect the ignition switch wire connector from the dash fuse box.
Insert the key and place on the 0 position.
Remove the 2 screws and replace the base of the switch.
To remove the lock, remove the steering wheel and the steering column covers.
Center punch each of the shear bolts and drill their heads off with a 3/16 in. drill bit. Be careful not to damage the switch body when removing the shear head.
As necessary, remove all under dash panels in order to gain access to the ignition switch.
As necessary, lower the steering column to gain working clearance.
Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connectors.
Remove the ignition switch retaining screws from the studs. Disengage the ignition switch from switch rod. Remove the switch from the vehicle.
Position the lock cylinder in the LOCK position.
To set the switch, position a wire in the opening in the outer surface of the switch through its positions until the wire drops down into the slot.
NOTE: The slot is in the bottom of the switch where the rod must be inserted to allow full movement through the switch positions.
Position the ignition switch on the column studs and over the actuating rod. Torque the retaining nuts to 40–64 inch lbs. (4.5–7.2 Nm).
Remove the wire from the slot in the housing. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
Remove lower instrument panel trim. remove 2 steering column to dash/brake support nuts and lower steering column. remove screws holding ignition switch to column and lift switch off of lock rod. first remove black harness connector, then remove white connector from switch.
then the ignition switch sounds to be in need of replacement ...
tilt wheel ? if so many of the wires over time tend to bend and break causing a lost connection and either removal of the lower panel of the steering column needs to be inspected with a test light to determine the connection from the ignition . another way as i asked if tilt wheel try lowering the wheel to see if it will make contact to the ignition again ..
get a proper steering wheel puller, pull the steering wheel off. remove the screw for the hazard switch. remove 1 screw and a metal bracket for the signal switch. remove 3 screws holding the white switch in top of column. Then you need to pull this switch up out of the way, but in order to do this without wrecking it, you need to remove the plastic panels underneith the column to get at the column mounting bolts. there should be 2 13mm nuts holding the column to the dash. remove these. then there should be 4 13mm bolts holding the bracket to the column. remove these and there should be a plastic casing that th wires go through. remove this and unplug the wiring. now you can push the wiring up and out of the way without wrecking your signal switch. now remove 1 philips head screw holding the ignition switch in place and pry it out gently with a flat screwdriver.