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Can you pop out the lighted switches from the front or do you have to remove steering wheel on a 2005 chevy 2500hd

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They cn be removed from the front but it is not the easiest thing to do

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  1. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
  2. Remove the horn switch from the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the steering wheel shroud retaining screws from the back of the steering wheel.
  4. Remove the steering wheel shroud from the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the steering wheel control switch mounting screws.
  6. Disconnect the steering wheel control switch (2) electrical connector (1).
  7. Remove the steering wheel control switch from the steering wheel.

Steering Wheel Replacement Tools Required J 1859-A Steering Wheel Puller
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  3. Remove the horn switch. Refer to Horn Switch Replacement - On Vehicle .
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I'd say $125.00 is a good price for a steering column.

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STEERING Steering Wheel REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Without Air Bag EXCEPT F-SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS MODELS AND MOTOR HOME CHASSIS MODELS Fig. 1: Remove the screws from behind the wheel - F-150 model without air bag 88288p12.jpg
Fig. 2: Pull away the cover with the wiring still connected 88288p13.jpg
Fig. 3: Disconnect the wiring at the steering wheel 88288p14.jpg
Fig. 4: Matchmark the steering wheel 88288p15.jpg
Fig. 5: Remove the center nut from the steering wheel 88288p16.jpg
Fig. 6: Use a steering wheel puller to remove the wheel 88288p17.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the steering wheel from the shaft 88288p18.jpg
Fig. 8: Correct steering wheel installation 84928058.gif
NOTE: The factory recommends that the front wheels be set in the straight-ahead position and you paint or make chalk marks on the column and steering wheel hub for alignment purposes during installation. Of these two safeguards, it is more important to mark the column so even if the column is moved slightly, the steering wheel can still be repositioned in its original position.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  4. Remove the horn switch assembly.
  5. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and remove the steering wheel with a puller. WARNING
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  6. Install the steering wheel in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the shaft nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
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  5. Remove the horn switch assembly.
  6. Remove the steering wheel retaining nut and remove the steering wheel with a puller. WARNING
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  7. Install the steering wheel in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the shaft nut to 30-42 ft. lbs. (41-57 Nm).
With Air Bag Fig. 9: Remove the air bag module and disconnect the wiring harnesses 88288g00.gif
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  1. Turn the front wheels to the straight-ahead position.
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Tackle this at your own risk, if you're not comfortable doing it, then have a certified mechanic or dealer do it for you! Your setup/assembly may differ from mine, and if so, you'll need to adjust your approach based upon your vehicle. This is what I found as I did mine.

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