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I want to know how to remove the steering column cover to be able to change the multifunction switch

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  • John Carv Nov 06, 2012

    It seems I must be in the wrong place I have noticed many nissan questions posted but no responses

  • John Carv Nov 06, 2012

    If there is no answer found at least a reponse to say so is welcome rather then waiting and not knowing ! therefore I gave you thumbs up as I said b4 I am in the wrong place!

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    yadayada Nov 07, 2012

    Keep in mind we have no affiliation with Fixya other than using the site just like you did. Anyone can answer questins. Come on board and give it a try.

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    yadayada Nov 07, 2012

    I think there are juast about 4 guys that do vehicle questions, and of them i do at least 75% of them. I only have so much time.

  • John Carv Nov 07, 2012

    I am new so I did not or had no idea but as soon as I fix my problem I would be glad to join and help out where I can , And Please, do not take my comments personal I do appoligize ! If you did. John Carvery Take care!!

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Location of signal relay 2002 lincoln ls


That sounds like the multifunction switch is the fault. The flasher on this vehicle is part of the hazzard switch. It recieves power for turn flashing from the turn signal switch. It is very common for the turnsignal (multifunction) switch to become worn and supply partial power to the flasher (hazzard switch) when not on which results in this fast clicking without any lights on. To be certian without taking out any tools whatsoever the next time the clicking happens jiggle the turn signal switch and see if it goes away or changes at all. If it does you need the turn signal switch. I'm going to include replacement instructions for that below because I am confident that is what you will need. Please ask if you have any further questions.



Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Disable the supplemental inflatable restraints (SIR).

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Remove the tilt lever.
Remove the 3 Torx® head screws from the lower column shroud (3).
Remove the upper column shroud (1) tilting up and unsnapping from the lower column shroud hinges (3).
Remove the lower column shroud (3) from the steering column (2).
Remove the Torx® head screws (1) from the multifunction switch (2).
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Disconnect the electrical connectors (3) from the multifunction switch (1).
Remove the multifunction switch (1) from the column (2).
Installation Procedure

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Position the multifunction switch (1) on the steering column (2).
Connect the electrical connectors to the multifunction switch (1).

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Install the Torx® head screw (1) to the multifunction switch (2).

Tighten
Tighten the screw to 6 N·m (53 lb in).

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Install the lower column shrouds (3) to the steering column (2).
Install the upper column shroud (1) to the steering column (2).


Install the Torx® head screws to the lower steering column shroud (3).

Tighten
Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (18 lb in).
Install the tilt lever.
Enable the SIR system.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Ensure that the multifunction switch functions properly.

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Hope helps.

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How to change multifunction switch on 04 buick century


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTION First, any time you work around the steeringcolumn you it is a must to disable the air bag system you will do this my disconnectingthe battery. After you disconnect the battery wait at least 5 minutes before proceeding. 1. Ifyou have tilt remove the tilt actuator arm by firmly pulling straight out. 2. Removethe upper and lower trim covers. 3. Removethe wire harness assembly from the wire harness strap. 4. Disconnect the turn signal andmultifunction switch assembly connector from the SIR system coil connector.This is alongside the steering column there is an 8mm bolt in the center of theconnector that must be removed to disconnect the connector halves. 5. Slide the 2 connectors of the turnsignal and multifunction switch assembly out of the bulkhead connector. With a smallscrewdriver slightly pry between the connectors to release them. 6. Removethe 2 pan head tapping screws and from the turn signal and multifunction switchassembly. 7. Removethe turn signal and multifunction switch assembly from the steering column tilthead assembly. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. Installthe turn signal and multifunction switch assembly onto the steering column tilthead assembly. 2. Screwthe 2 pan head tapping screws and into the turn signal and multifunctionassembly.3. Slidethe 2 connectors of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly into thebulkhead connector. 4. Connectthe turn signal and multifunction switch assembly connector to the SIR coilconnector. 5. Installthe wire harness assembly (1) into the wire harness strap (2). 6. Installthe upper and lower trim covers. 7. Installtilt actuator arm. 8. Reconnectthe battery.


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How do i install Switch Assembly turn signal Cruise control PART AUTO for a 2002 Impala.


Multifunction Turn Signal Lever Replacement - On Vehicle

Removal Procedure

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  1. Verify that the multifunction turn signal lever is in the center of the OFF position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disable the SIR system.
  4. Remove the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the steering column trim cover.
  6. Remove the steering column knee bolster.
  7. Remove the steering column wire harness (1) from the steering column wire harness retainer (2).
  8. Remove the 2 wire harness straps from the steering column wire harness (1).
  9. Remove the steering column bulkhead connector from the vehicle wire harness.
  10. Disconnect the connectors from the multifunction turn signal lever steering column bulkhead connector.
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  1. Remove the retaining bolts (1) from the multifunction turn signal lever (2).
  2. Remove the multifunction turn signal lever (2) from the steering column.
Installation Procedure

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  1. Install the multifunction turn signal lever (2). Use a small flat-blade in order to compress the electrical contact and move the multifunction turn signal lever into position.
  2. Verify that the electrical contact rests on the canceling cam.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precaution.


  1. Install the retaining bolts to the multifunction turn signal lever.
    • Tighten the retaining bolts to 7 Nm (62 inch lbs.) .
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  1. Connect the gray and black connectors to the multifunction turn signal lever steering column bulkhead connector.
  2. Connect the steering column bulkhead connector to the vehicle wire harness.
  3. Install the two wire harness straps to the steering column wire harness (1).
  4. Install the steering column wire harness (1) to the steering column wire harness retainer (2).
  5. Install the steering column knee bolster.
  6. Install the steering column trim cover.
  7. Verify that the lever is in the center or the OFF position.
  8. Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
  9. Enable the SIR system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
I hope this helps you.

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How do you replace the ignition key switch for a '96 chevy diesel 1 ton 4wd pickup truck?


Ignition Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  2. Remove the wire harness from the retainers as needed.
  3. Slide the 2 connectors of the multifunction switch assembly out from the bulk head connector.
  4. Detach the key alarm connector from the lock assembly.
  5. Remove the ignition switch mounting screws and the ignition switch from the steering column.
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To Install:
  1. Install the ignition switch on the lock module.
    • Tighten the screws to 42 lb in (4.7 Nm).
  2. Install the key alarm connector on the lock module.
  3. Slide the turn signal and multifunction switch connectors into the bulkhead connector.
  4. Install the harness in the original retainers.
  5. Install the steering column trim covers.
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Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  2. Disable the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system.
  3. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  4. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to the run position.
  5. Using an awl with a bent tip, insert the tip into the access hole of the ignition lock cylinder.
  6. Turn the lock cylinder to start and push down and hold the lock cylinder retaining pin.
  7. Release the lock cylinder to the run position and withdraw the cylinder from the steering column.
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To Install:
  1. Align the slot in the steering column to the tab on the lock cylinder and install the lock cylinder until it locks in place.
  2. Install the steering column trim covers
  3. Connect the negative cable to the battery
  4. Check for correct operation
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How do I replace the signal switch assembly on my 2004 Chevy Cavalier?


Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF , unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  3. Remove the retaining screws from the multifunction switch.

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    Fig. Remove the multifunction switch (2) from the steering column

  4. Remove the multifunction switch from the steering column.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the multifunction switch.

To install:
  1. Connect the electrical connectors to the multifunction switch.
  2. Install the multifunction switch to the steering column while depressing the spring loaded horn pin.
    NOTE Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
  3. Install the retaining screws to the multifunction switch and tighten the screws to 36 lb inches (4 Nm).
  4. Install the steering column trim covers.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6. Ensure that the multifunction switch functions properly.

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Hi hope this helps you out.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figure 1


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CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the air bag or SIR system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2. In order to disarm the air bag system, allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any removal procedures.
  3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from behind the combination switch.
  5. Remove the mounting screws securing the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar.
  6. Remove the combination switch from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Install the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar. Tighten the combination switch mounting screws.
  2. Reconnect the electrical connector to the combination switch.
  3. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds and tighten the retaining screws.
Reconnect the negative battery cable and check all functions of the combination switch for proper operation.
Let me know if theres anything else I can help with. Thank You for using fixya.........iluv2fish........Ray.......

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Ignition Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Disarm air bag system.
  3. Remove driver air bag module.
  4. Loosen screw and lift horn pad to remove.
  5. Remove lock nut and washer. CAUTION
    Do not hammer on steering wheel. Damage can occur to the energy absorbing portion of the steering column.
  6. Pull dynamic damper forward and lift up to remove.
  7. Remove steering wheel.
  8. Remove steering column shrouds.
  9. Remove lower cover.
  10. Remove multifunction switch.
  11. Remove entire lower portion of dash.
  12. Remove mounting fasteners and lower steering column.
  13. Remove bolts and separate ignition switch from steering column.
To Install:
  1. Install ignition switch to steering column and install bolts.
  2. Raise steering column and install mounting fasteners.
  3. Install lower portion of dash.
  4. Install multifunction switch.
  5. Install lower cover.
  6. Install steering column shrouds.
  7. Install steering wheel.
  8. Install dynamic damper.
  9. Install washer and lock nut.
  10. Lift horn pad and install screw.
  11. Install driver air bag module.
  12. Connect battery negative cable.
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I hope this helps....these are the steps to removing and replacing the cylinder:

  1. Remove the knee bolster.
  2. Remove the steering column trim covers from the steering column.
  3. Disconnect the steering column electrical connectors.
  4. Remove the wire harness assembly from the steering column and the wire harness strap.
  5. Slide the 2 connectors of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly out of the bulkhead connector.
  6. Remove the key alarm connector from the lock module assembly in the following way:
  7. Rotate the key alarm connector 90 degrees.
  8. Pull the key alarm connector out of the lock module assembly.
  9. Remove the passkey connector from the lock module assembly.
  10. Remove the connector from the electric park lock, for vehicles equipped with floor shifters.
  11. Remove the ignition switch from the lock module using tool J42759 or equivalent.
To install:
  1. Install the ignition switch to the lock module
  2. Install the key alarm connector into the lock module assembly.
  3. Push the key alarm connector into the lock module assembly.
  4. Rotate the key alarm connector 90 degrees so that the key alarm connector locks into place.
  5. Install the passkey connector into the lock module assembly.
  6. Install the connector to the electric park lock, for vehicles equipped with floor shifters.
  7. Slide the 2 connectors of the turn signal and multifunction switch into the bulkhead connector.
  8. Attach the wire harness assembly to the steering column wire harness strap.
  9. Connect the steering column electrical connectors to the vehicle.
  10. Install the trim covers to the column.
  11. Install the knee bolster.
  12. Enable the SIR system.
  13. It may be necessary to reprogram the theft deterrent system if the module was replaced.

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Multi-function Switch Removal & Installation To Remove:
To Remove:
  1. Remove the steering column trim covers.
  2. Remove the wire harness from the retainers as needed.
  3. Slide the turn signal and multifunction switch connectors out from the bulk head connector.
  4. Remove the two mounting screws and remove the multi-function switch from the steering column.

To Install:
  1. Install the multi-function switch on the steering column.
    • Tighten the screws to 42 lb in (4.7 Nm).
  2. Slide the turn signal and multifunction switch connectors into the bulkhead connector.
  3. Install the harness in the original retainers.
  4. Install the steering column trim covers.
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I would suggest an internally shorted multifunction switch. It should not be very expensive at a dealer and really easy to replace.
MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the upper steering column cover. Refer to steering column cover removal procedures below.
  3. Remove multi-function switch mounting screws Multi-Function Switch
  4. Disconnect wire connectors. Lift the switch straight up to remove.
INSTALLATION For installation, reverse the above procedures.
  1. Tighten multi-function switch to column retaining screws to 2.3 N·m (20 in. lbs.) torque.
  2. Tighten steering column cover retaining screws to 2 N·m (17 in. lbs.) torque.

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