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2003 1500 quad cab, AC and fuses are good, isolated to wiring

Isolated to wiring in steering column, unable to remove bottom plate to steering column.... looks like 2 screw holes but unable to see what type . when I move wiring in top of steering column it the blower kicks on and off. does anyone know where to get a diagram or how to get this cover off the bottom of the steering column? had work done and it worked off and on or if you moved the column up or down it would also go on or off. but now its just off!

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I had same problem in my truck. the a/c wire in column is a thicker red wire, hooked into like a black relay box. either that relay box is bad or because of using the tilt, the wire cracked and needs to be re-spliced. that was my problem and it fixed it

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