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What tools do i need to get the turn signal switch out of the steering column of a 2000 saturn

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Impact gun.
Steering wheel puller
lock plate removal tool
screwdrivers
1/4 socket set (recomended)
WARNING: AIR BAG SYSTEM CAN BE SET OFF IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS AND PROCEEDURES FOR REMOVAL OF AIR BAG MODULE

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My turn signals stopped working and my hazard light don't work either. I had problems for a while now they just stopped working? help


its your flasher. for either switch you must disassemble the steering column. The signal flasher switch is the first switch you will encounter. The hazard switch is a little farther down the column.Iif your looking to replace the flasher unit . There are 2,one for the signals & one for the hazards. Look under the dash,near the fuse block,they are normally small round cylindrical units that plug in with either 2 or 3 spade terminals. The signal flasher is usually plugged into the fuse block, the hazard flasher is usually near by with just wires plugged into it.be aware that if your going into the steering column you will need special tools

May 21, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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How do I change the Flasher on a 2000 Mercury Mystique and where can I buy one?


The turn signal flasher for a 2000 Mercury Mystique is located at the top of the steering column on the back of the multifunction switch. It plugs into terminals 31, 49 and 49A shown in the picture below.

You can get to it by removing the screws and taking the steering column shroud off.

The place to buy one would be at an auto parts store. (Just pick one...they should all have it.)


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May 15, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Mystique

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How to replace the turn signal switch in a 1992 Cadilac?


Turn Signal Switch REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column, and instrument panel disable the SRS. Deville, Eldorado, Seville, and Fleetwood - Early Models
  1. Disable the SIR system.
    1. On Deville and Fleetwood, remove the left lower sound insulator. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the left side sound insulator.
    2. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and detach the yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column.
    3. Remove the steering wheel.
    4. Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK position to prevent the SIR coil assembly from going off-center.
  2. Remove the SIR coil assembly retaining ring and the coil assembly. Allow the coil to hang freely. WARNING
    The SIR coil assembly will become off-center if the steering column is separated from the steering gear and is allowed to rotate or if the centering spring is pushed down, letting the hub rotate while the coil is removed from the column.
  3. Remove the wave washer.
  4. Use tool J-23653-C or equivalents, to depress the shaft lock, then remove and discard the shaft lock retaining ring.
  5. Remove the shaft lock.
  6. Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
  7. Remove the upper bearing spring, upper bearing inner race seat and inner race.
  8. Move the turn signal switch to the RIGHT TURN position.
  9. On Deville, Fleetwood, and 1990 Eldorado, and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
    1. Make sure the lever is in the OFF position.
    2. Remove the access cover from the steering column housing.
    3. Detach the cruise control wiring connector. Note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
    4. Pull the lever straight out of the turn signal switch.
  10. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
    1. On 1992-93 vehicles, slide the connector cover toward the front of the vehicle.
    2. Unplug the electrical connector. On 1991 vehicles, note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
    3. Push the lever straight in, rotate clockwise 1?4 turn and pull the lever out of the switch.
  11. On Deville, Fleetwood, and Eldorado and Seville, remove the screw, button, spring, and hazard warning switch knob.
  12. On Deville and Fleetwood, remove the one signal switch arm retaining screw. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the 2 signal switch arm retaining screws. Remove the signal switch arm.
  13. Remove the turn signal switch retaining screws.
  14. Remove the wiring protector and detach the turn signal switch connector.
  15. Gently pull the wire harness through the column and remove the turn signal switch. prev.gif next.gif

Nov 12, 2010 | 1992 Cadillac DeVille

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(2000 Saturn LS2) The turn signal remains on. Removed the indicator switch from the steering column and can manually reset it. Seems it's in the steering column because it's not resetting it..... no...


If you can hear a faint click sound as the steering wheel is returned to the centered position, then my solution may apply. This type of problem was found on a 1997 Dodge Neon. There are two issues on this car. There are a pair of reset tabs that rotate with the steering column. They can move out of position because they are part of an assembly that latches into position. When the assembly is snapped back into position this may resolve the problem. In my case it allowed the turn signal to reset in one direction. Next, I cut a short 0.3" section of 0.25" I.D. aluminum tubing and notched and shaped it to fit over the cam on the end of the reset lever on the turn signal assembly. I crimped it so the piece could not fall off. This made the reset lever cam slightly wider and allowed it to be pushed a little further by the reset tabs. This has worked very well.

Apr 28, 2010 | 2000 Saturn Ls 4dr Sedan

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How do you remove the ignition lock cylinder on a 1991 chevy cavalier


The ignition switch removal and installation procedure is given in , under steering, because the steering wheel must be removed for access to the ignition switch.

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.

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The steering wheel is splined to the steering column and held in place by a nut. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation - Service Operations.

Hope this helps (remember rated and comment this).

Mar 22, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Replace ignition switch and kew switch


***As per Haynes Manual for your Vehicle*** Warning: if your vehicle is equipped with a suplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system, always disengage airbags before working in the vicinity of the sterring wheel to avoid accidental deployment of airbags.
1. disconnect the negative cable at the battery
2. Remove the steering wheel if it interferes with the access to the steering column covers on your vehicle. Remove the steering column covers.
3. Unplug the wires from the ignition switch, remove bolts and lift the switch off the steering column.
4. Installation os the reverse of removal.

Hope this Helps! I have a an illustration and it looks that the switch is on the left side of the steering column. If you need any information or help removing the Steering wheel or steering column covers let me know! Good Luck.

Feb 10, 2010 | 2000 Saturn SL

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I have a 87 blazer s10... the turnswitch /wiper/highbeam switch is broken and is shorting out my brakelights ..i cant seem to get to it.. took the steering weel off but ..?


Unfortunately there are some special tools required you will need to get to the turn-signal switch. Below is the procedure for replacing the turn-signal switch. Generally you can rent the puller from a local auto parts jobber or you can purchase one.
Good luck, let me know how it goes.
Regards,

Many vehicles use a turn signal switch that is separate from the multifunction switch. The steering wheel will have to be removed to gain access to the turn signal switch on these vehicles. The following procedure is a common method of turn signal switch replacement:
  • Place the fender covers on the fenders.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Remove the steering column trim.
  • Remove the horn pad from the steering wheel.
f_aee_cc14.28.jpg Steering wheel attachment. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Remove the steering wheel and horn collar.
  • Use a suitable puller to remove the steering wheel.
  • With a suitable compressor, compress the preload spring to the lock plate. Compress the spring only enough to remove the snap ring.
f_aee_cc14.29.jpg To remove the snap ring, use the compressing tool to relieve the pressure against the snap ring. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Use a pick and a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the snap ring.
  • Remove the lock plate, horn contact carrier, and spring.
  • Remove the bolts at the upper steering column support and the upper mounting bracket from the column.
  • Disconnect the turn signal wiring connector.
  • Wrap tape around the wire and connector.
  • Remove the hazard warning knob from the column.
  • Remove the switch retaining screws and remove the switch.
f_aee_cc14.30.jpg Remove the turn signal switch from the column. Courtesy of Chrysler Corporation.
  • Replace the switch and reverse these procedures for reinstallation.

Sep 19, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet Blazer

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96 Cavailer ignition cylinder problem


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.
f42-11.gif The steering wheel is splined to the steering column and held in place by a nut. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation - Service Operations. gl
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Jun 24, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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The turning signal works and then it doesnt


Sounds like the "Multifunction switch" has broken. The Multifunction switch is a one piece unit that mounts to the column, and is what the turn signal lever is part of. You'll have to replace the whole thing, as it sounds like something's broken internally. To service the switch involves removing the steering wheel, and possibly dropping the steering column to access the wiring connections. As a precautionary note, care and the proper tools must be used when dealing with the airbag and its components in the steering wheel. I hope this helps

Feb 20, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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Turn signal switch is dead. Not working at all. Not sure where its located to replace the switch


hi how are you? the turn signal switch is behind your steering wheel in the column.must remove horn assembly.then steering wheel,use puller to remove wheel.next remove clip that holds steel plate.(tool required).remove plate.then remove any steering column covers/plastic.then remove screws for turn signal switch.unplug wires and remove.then reinstall in reverse.

Feb 02, 2009 | 1993 Mercury Cougar

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