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The Buick Century is equipped with a
multi-switch. This switch is an all in one switch that controls your
cruise control, windshield wipers and turn signals in one switch. This
switch also controls dimming and brightening of your headlights. The
dimmer switch is simple to replace, and all you need is a phillips head
screwdriver to complete the task.
Removing the Steering Column Shroud
Removing the dimmer switch starts at the steeringcolumn.
To plan this task out, access the steering column by removing the
screws holding the steering column shroud in place. This will expose the
turn signal lever. Remove the lever by twisting it forward, and pulling
it out of the switch.
Removing the Dimmer Switch
The switch is held on by two
screws and a wiring harness. The wiring harness can be removed by prying
up on the locking tabs and pulling the connector out of the socket. The
two screws can be removed with a phillips head screwdriver. The switch
will slide out. To install a dimmer switch, be sure to repeat these
steps in reverse order.
You have more problems than just replacing the lever. There is still a piece of the broken lever inside the wiper switch, and is nearly impossible to get out. You will need to replace both the turn lever and the wiper switch. Replacing the wiper switch is no easy task, and if you are not familiar with General Motors steering columns, it's probably best to pay a shop to do the repair. The top half of the steering column has to be disassembled, and the wiper switch harness fed up through the column.
Ignition Lock Cylinder
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
NOTE: On 1974-76 models, equipped with A.C.R.S. perform the special procedure for removing the air cushion module from the steering wheel if necessary, prior to removing the lock cylinder. Standard Steering Column
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the lockplate cover assembly.
After compressing the lockplate spring, remove the snapring from the groove in the shaft.
CAUTION When the snapring is removed do not allow the shaft to slide out the bottom of the column.
Remove the lockplate, then slide the turn signal cam and the upper bearing preload spring off the upper steering shaft.
Remove the thrust washer from the shaft.
Remove the hazard warning switch from the column along with the turn signal lever.
Use the following procedure if the car is equipped with cruise control.
Attach a piece of stiff wire to the connector on the cruise control switch harness.
Gently pull the harness up and out of the column.
Remove the turn signal switch mounting screws.
Slide the switch connector out of the bracket on the steering column.
After freeing the switch wiring protector from its mounting, pull the turn signal switch straight up and remove the switch, switch harness and the connector from the column.
Turn the ignition switch to ON or RUN, then insert a small drift pin into the slot next to the switch mounting screw boss. Push the lock cylinder tab and remove the lock cylinder.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Fig. 1: Ignition lock removal - standard column
There is a gray colored wire on the back of the pivot pulse dimmer switch assembly that is most likely the culprit. Not the multi function turn signal/wiper/cruise lever, its the wires that go through the column down to the plug just under the dash at the column. You may be able to see these wires using a flashlight looking into the opening behind the turn signal lever pulling the lever like your dimming the lights may help to see this. The wire may be just hanging there. Very common failure due to the fact that these wires move every time you dim your headlamps. You will have to replace the "Pivot pulse dimmer switch assembly". in the steering column. This switch assembly is attached directly to the turn signal switch. Disabling the air bags and removing the steering wheel will be required. If you decide to do this yourself, I would strongly suggest getting a good service manual and following the procedure to the letter.
Remove the console under the steering by unscrewing 4 screws, remove horn cover and unscrew the nut on the main steering shaft, remove steering and then u can access the lever, unscrew 3 main screws and detach the electrical connector, hope this will b helpful
take the cover off the wheel remove the center nut and you will have to get a steering wheel puller and crank that down on the center screw until the wheel comes off and then once you have the switch in just get the steering wheel in place and have it where you can catch a few threads and tighten it back down