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1988 Wrangler Ignition Switch Removal

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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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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really a 1988> no 1998?
the latter has air bags, and BOOM are very very dangerous.
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i login to alldata.com
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