Need to replace turn signal, have steering wheel off
Need some help getting the turn signal replaced, steering wheel is off and now I, m looking at metal plate that locks column, have no idea how to procede further.I tried prying on the steel plate but afraid of breaking something, see no seams in housing , help!!!
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You will need to remove the steering wheel...using a steering wheel puller, or a harmonic balancer puller...the turn signal switch is under the steering wheel...unscrew hold downs, trace wire from turn signal switch to under the dash behind the brake pedal, disconnect the connector wire...re-install pulling wire up from floor to inside the steering wheel...sometimes tying the wire to another object, then pull through...hope this helps.
Ok first make sure the turn signal fuse is good. Second check the turn signal flasher it is just above the steering wheel and behind the instrument cluster. If you could look threw the plastic where the steering wheel cover and dash meet it is right there in the middle of the steering wheel it is a little square box. Please rate my solution and give testimonial this is how i earn my achievements Thanks in advance if you need further help please ask. Also If neither of these are your problem pull your steering wheel and change your turn signal switch behind the steering wheel its self.
You need to replace turn sinal switch its not hard remove center of steering wheel (horn button) remove steering wheel bolt with steering wheel puller pull wheel off remove turn signal handle three screws and emergency button, under dash on right side of steering colume disconect turn signal wires tape a long wire to the end of connector pull turn signal wires out with out pulling tape wire out so you can tape new turn signal wire connector to wire so you can pull it back through
The left turn cancel return spring has broken. It is part of the turn signal switch. In order to replace you will need to get a steering wheel puller kit, a couple of picks and a snap ring pliers. This will allow you to remove the steering wheel, airbag clock spring, the steering wheel lock plate. and the horn ring. After those are removed you will have access to the turn signal switch. You will see the two springs in the switch. One will definetely no look the the other. The springs can be purchased individually from you local GM dealer. Might as well replace both as long as everything is taken apart.
Not a big job. Start with the plastic mouldings around the steering colum then the four star screws on the bottom of the steering wheel for the airbag unplug the air bag wires unscrew the big nut holding the steering wheel pull off the steering wheel unscrew the cluster unplug and replace.
You may look or feel the back side of the steering wheel, looking for 2 screws that hold the airbag to the wheel, these will be internal torq type screws (star) you may have to rotate the steering wheel 90 degrees to access the screws. You should first disable the airbag, by removing the airbag fuse, and or by disconnecting a yellow connector located near the base of the steering column. under the knee bolster.(panel below column). Once the retaining screws are removed, lift bag and disconnect the 2 connector to the airbag, the ground for the horn, and the horn contact wire, which requires you to push down and twist counter clockwise, damage to the horn contact ring will occur if you try and just pull connector from the ring. Now you can remove the steering wheel, may require a puller, and the you will have access to the turn signal switch.
The following procedure is "generic" for replacing the lock cylinder. There are a couple of specialized tools you will need and saftey precautions concerning the air bag system.
Take a look and let me know if you wish to tackle the job.
To remove the ignition lock: CAUTION
You must remove the steering wheel when replacing the ignition lock. On vehicles with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, you must temporarily disable the SIR system and remove the inflator module when removing the steering wheel. Leaving the SIR system on could result in deployment of the air bag and possible personal injury.
Disconnect the negative battery cable, and remove the steering wheel.
Remove the bumper and the carrier snapring retainer from the steering shaft.
Use a lock plate compressor screw tool to install the lock plate compressor screw in the upper steering shaft. To keep the shaft from telescoping, tighten it to 40 inch lbs.
Using the lock plate compressor tool, install on the upper steering shaft, tighten it to depress the shaft lock. Remove the shaft lock retainer, the compressor tool and the steering shaft lock.
Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly. Put the turn signal switch in the "N" position and remove the upper bearing spring.
Position the turn signal switch so the mounting screws can be removed through the holes in the switch and remove the turn signal lever.
Remove the turn signal switch-to-steering column screws and lift the turn signal switch. Remove the wire protector and disconnect the turn signal switch connector.
Use a terminal remover tool to disconnect the buzzer switch wires from the turn signal switch connector. Remove the buzzer switch assembly with needle-nose pliers.
Place the lock cylinder in the ACC position, then remove the lock retaining screw and the lock cylinder set.
To install the new cylinder lock, reverse the removal procedures.
Tighten the lock retaining screw to 22 inch lbs., the turn signal switch screws to 59 inch lbs. and turn the turn signal lever screw to 53 inch lbs.
As part of the final replacement procedures, check the operation of the switches and the steering column.
turn signal switch is replaced by removing steering wheel..tilt wheel presents need for special tools and you need to be careful if this model has air bag mounted in steering wheel...good luck and ask if you need more info