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My tilt steering wheel lever broke on my 2003 Oldsmobile Alero?

Well I had my steering wheel column apart to replace to turn signal switch. Upon replacing the bottom plastic piece.. the tilt lever snapped off. I can't find a replacement anywhere. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Wrecking yard is best bet.

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If you can't get a used one from a breaker (not sure what you call them in the USA, in the UK they are breakers or scrap yards), could you cut a piece of thin (2 or 3 mm?) plastic or metal and epoxy/screw it to the broken pieces on the side you can't see?

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SOURCE: turn signal/wiper lever broke of in column how do

sorry to say this you will have to take the steering wheel off to get to the turn singnal switch. caution with air bag

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SOURCE: How to replace the light switch (high beam/turn signal) lever

Before you order the part try this.

The problem can cause by dust,dirt and the protective grease drip onto the electrical contacts.

It happen on my Ford long time ago and I fix it with spending a penny..

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Pass a vacuum over the general area of the light switch.

That's the easy part.

Test the turn signal and high beam.

If it's a no go then take the key on and MOVE THE STICK back and forth 30+ time left and right

IT may be repaid movement.

Move the stick HI LO 30+ times.


This FAST movement will get the dirt and shipping grease out and re-new the contacts.


Test it and see what happen.

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SOURCE: how is the steering column tilt lever removed?

you can turn the steering wheel to one side that a flat spot allows you access to it with a torque screw {star} shaped the other is on top as well a screw to the harness way under the dash removal of the lower panel is recommended for access

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SOURCE: How do I replace tilt steering wheel lever in a

unscrew old one then screw new one in

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SOURCE: 98 lincoln town car key switch actuator rod

Fun job. I have done hundreds of those. WHY Ford put a steel pin in that cheap piece of plastic is beyond my comprehension. However, it has kept me employed :)

Anyway, did you remove the two T-30 TORX pins that go into the tilt head? They are what the tilt head pivots on.

If you have those out and it is still not coming off of the shaft. it is probably because the bearing cone is still in there.(under the spring and clip you removed) There is a stamped-steel ring that kind-of looks like a "top hat" that the spring seats on, then under that, there is a cone ring with a split that fits down into the upper bearing. (If you don't remove these, the harder you pull up on the tilt head, the tighter the cone ring will crush into the shaft and say "FORGET YOU! I AIN'T MOVIN'!!!")
These will come up and off of the shaft with a small screwdriver or pick. Then the tilt head will come off.

Then you are only halfway there. (I hope you have the column removed from the vehicle, because you will need to if you don't.) The column has to be COMPLETELY disassembled to get that !%#$ thing in there. The shaft has to ome out of the lower housing, the ignition switch, shift tube, shiftlock actuator and all that good stuff has to come off. Once all this is removed, you must fight the little pin that the lock pawl pivots on. It is pressed into the aluminum housing and can be a real bear to get out. (putting it back in is easy) Only after the lock pawl has been removed, will you be able to slide the ignition actuator up far enough to hook the little pin into the slot that it goes in. Then you have to get it all back together.

Good luck!

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. On tilt columns, remove the upper extension shroud by unsnapping the shroud from the retaining clip at the 9 o'clock position.
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This section is for a NON-TILT with no key or non-functioning cylinder:
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
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  4. Remove the column trim shrouds.
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  6. Remove the ignition switch and warning buzzer and pin the switch in the LOCK position.
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  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
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  2. On tilt columns, remove the upper extension shroud by unsnapping the shroud from the retaining clip at the 9 o'clock position.
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