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What happens when a wire is cut on a cylinder lock, and you splice it backwards

I have a 1990 corvette, and the tilt steering was real wobbly so I took the steering wheel apart to tighten those bolts. I noticed a plastic piece that has a slot in it , and a plastic football shape piece ,a small contact , and a round long skinny metal piece that has a round ball type on it it also has a groove in the middle of it and a spring that is around it. Put it back together and it would not start.I left those pieces out. Took it back apart and noticed that an orange wire was pinched so I cut it out and stripped the orange wire , noticeing that there was actually two very small wires in it and they both are white,coming from the ignition cylinder lock.Now what would happen if the two wires are backwards, would it sound like it has no fuel, do I need to switched those two wires and it will run once again

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SOURCE: Steering wheel on a 2005 PT Cruiser

sounds like your clock spring to your air bag is damged any junk yard should have these parts its simple just got to know what your doing

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SOURCE: 1991 jeep cherokee sport tilt steering wheel is wobbly

if it was me I would go to a salvage yard and get another steering column drop it off at a lock with your key from the old one so they can match that key to the other ignition switch

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SOURCE: 1989 ford bronco what is the part called (inside steering column)

Could be the steering wheel lock out

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Focus LX steering knuckle/ball joint

theres 2 ways too fix that!! one is get some brass shiw stock it comes in a roll get about .005 thick! wrap several layers around the knuckle pin where is goes into the socket and then tigthen it up that will remove the play also you can heat the socket with a torch and then take a hammer and shrink the hole opening but if you call beards salvage in tulsa okla they can and will sell/ship you one

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There may be extra wires you don't need. The basic set of wires on the radio is 4 pairs of colored wires--one black-striped and one plain for each speaker. Yellow is usually accessory power, red is hot, and black is ground. Some additional wires may be one for a power antenna, one for an external amplifyer, and one for facelight (in case it will run on dimmer)
The car should have the following corresponding wires:
Radio 12v--- orange
Radio Ground--- black
Radio Ignition--- yellow
Radio Illumination--- brown
Dimmer--- gray
Power Antenna--- pink (if you have one)
LF Speaker +/- tan - grey
RF Speaker +/- lt green - dk green
LR Speaker +/- brown - yellow
RR Speaker +/- dk. blue- lt. blue

The car or radio could have additional connectors, such as for a subwoofer, CD changer, etc.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

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Fig. Lock cylinder drill point.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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