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There is a special spring compressor used to compress the lock plate spring underneath it, then you will be able to remove the snap ring holding the lock plate down, and lock plate spring. You will then need to remove the blinker multi function switch. You will then have access to the bolt holding in the ignition cylinder. There are 2 wires attached to it that run down the inside of the steering column that will need to be unplugged at the base, and new wires threaded down through the steering column when installing the new ignition lock cylinder.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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Dodge has a recall for the shifter that controls the steering lock. Check with you local Dodge dealer for this recall first. (It's free)

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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THE horn piece should turn with the wheel lock plate. if it does not then something is not installed properly

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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Hello! Let me be sure I understand you correctly...First of all...The steering wheel does not need to be removed to change the Ignition Switch...Just the steering column...It sounds like you have removed the steering column; Correct?...The Steering shaft is designed to collapse...When re-installing the Steering column you have to pull the shaft up and into the column to depress the shaft lock plate...Once you pull up the shaft (not easy) the column can be re-assembled...Gm saw fit not to include photos of steering column removal...See photo of Ignition and Dimmer switch...

Guru.....Saailer



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Posted on Jan 18, 2011

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SOURCE: 1995 olds cutlass supreme/ removed

You could get the special tool for that but you'd probably have to buy it instead of borrowing or renting. The other thing to do is get a piece of broomstick about 14" long and using that, press down on the plate. It's spring loaded. Then you can work the C clip out with a pair of screwdrivers. Be careful easing off the plate once the clip is removed because the plate will spring up at you. You can do the same thing to put it back on. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 14, 2011

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The following procedure requires the use of the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent.
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  2. Refer to the Steering Wheel, Removal and Installation procedures in this section and remove the steering wheel.
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  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.

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  2. Remove the multi-function lever-to-switch screw and the lever.
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Many vehicles use a turn signal switch that is separate from the multifunction switch. The steering wheel will have to be removed to gain access to the turn signal switch on these vehicles. The following procedure is a common method of turn signal switch replacement:
  • Place the fender covers on the fenders.
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f_aee_cc14.28.jpg Steering wheel attachment. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Remove the steering wheel and horn collar.
  • Use a suitable puller to remove the steering wheel.
  • With a suitable compressor, compress the preload spring to the lock plate. Compress the spring only enough to remove the snap ring.
f_aee_cc14.29.jpg To remove the snap ring, use the compressing tool to relieve the pressure against the snap ring. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Use a pick and a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the snap ring.
  • Remove the lock plate, horn contact carrier, and spring.
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  • Disconnect the turn signal wiring connector.
  • Wrap tape around the wire and connector.
  • Remove the hazard warning knob from the column.
  • Remove the switch retaining screws and remove the switch.
f_aee_cc14.30.jpg Remove the turn signal switch from the column. Courtesy of Chrysler Corporation.
  • Replace the switch and reverse these procedures for reinstallation.

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