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I need to hook up the wireson my ignition switch on the column and dont have the plug where does each wire go

Have lose wires with no plug on ends and have to place them on the ignition switch above the column need placement info

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Scared yet..? Don't be, ok if you can get the trims off, check and see if the switch is screwed into the column retainer. If you can see the screw heads by looking down the shaft of the switch, good, remove the screws and the switch should come out just enough for you to unlock the wiring, unlock the wiring taking note of which plugs go where and take the stalk out. If you cannot see any screws, then remove the steering wheel as it may all be one assembly. Once the wheel is off and the trims are off, there should be four screws holding the assembly onto the column. Once these are out and you have released the wiring, the switch assembly should come out. Next, look for the wires which go up inside the stalk itself and take note of where they connect. Now, on the end of the stalk, there should be a small cap which covers a clip which holds the switch onto the end of the stalk. Gently prise out the cap and the clip (dont lose either the cap or the clip) and draw the switch off the end of the stalk. If it is the type I am thinking of, the switch will come off and you can see the wiring into the switch. Now, gently give each wire a tug, that is, pull it back from the switch. If any of the wires seems to stretch, then replace that wire, crimp or solder a new length of wire to the switch and to the connection on the other end. If non of the wires stretch, pull them the other way, down to the main assembly and replace any that stretch.
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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the lower instrument cluster cover as follows:
    1. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Section 8.
    2. Remove the 2 column cover screws and the cover.
    3. Remove the 9 cluster module mounting screws.
    4. Carefully pull the cluster module outward and disconnect the electrical connectors.
    5. Remove the ignition switch illumination bulb and remove the cluster module.
    6. Loosen the 2 cover hinge screws and the 6 upper cluster cover screws. Remove the cover.
    7. Remove the lower cluster cover panel.
  3. Remove the lap duct and the defrost duct.
  4. Remove the mounting nuts from the hinge bracket.
  5. Remove the steering column upper mounting bolts/nuts and allow the steering column to hang down.
  6. Remove the screw securing the ignition switch to the ignition switch housing.
  7. Disconnect the 4 ignition switch snap connectors located to the left of the steering column.
  8. Remove the protective looming from the ignition switch wires.
  9. Note the position of each wire in the 4-terminal connector for installation reference. Disconnect the 2 wires (green wire and red wire/orange tracer) of the key-in warning buzzer at the 4-terminal connector by disengaging the tang with a paperclip or other suitable tool.
To install:
  1. Connect the 2 wires of the key-in warning buzzer to the 4-terminal connector as follows:
    1. Align the flat side of the wire end with the grooved portion of the connector.
    2. Push the wire into the connector until the locking tang engages the end of the wire.
  2. Install the protective looming around the ignition switch wires.
  3. Connect the 4 snap electrical connectors of the ignition switch to their mating connectors, pushing together until the locking tangs are in place.
  4. Install the ignition switch into the switch housing and secure it with the screw.
  5. Raise the steering column into position. Install the upper bracket bolts and tighten to 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-23 Nm).
  6. Install the cluster support nuts and tighten to 6.5-10 ft. lbs. (8.8-14 Nm). Install the hinge bracket nuts and tighten to 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-23 Nm).
  7. Install the lap duct and defroster duct.
  8. Install the lower cluster cover panel and the cluster cover.
  9. Install the ignition switch illumination bulb. Connect the electrical connectors and install the cluster module with the attaching screws.
  10. Install the column cover and the steering wheel.
  11. Connect the negative battery cable and check ignition switch operation.
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