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How do you remove the steering column in a 1996 Ford Bronco? I need to replace the turn signal lever. I assume that the lever is the issue. The turn signals don't work, but the hazard lights work. The windshield wipers also still work. Just not the turn signals. Thanks.

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You should only have to pull the steering wheel and upper and lower housing on the column,

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Removal Procedure

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  1. Verify that the multifunction turn signal lever is in the center of the OFF position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Disable the SIR system.
  4. Remove the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the steering column trim cover.
  6. Remove the steering column knee bolster.
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  8. Remove the 2 wire harness straps from the steering column wire harness (1).
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  10. Disconnect the connectors from the multifunction turn signal lever steering column bulkhead connector.
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  2. Remove the multifunction turn signal lever (2) from the steering column.
Installation Procedure

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  1. Install the multifunction turn signal lever (2). Use a small flat-blade in order to compress the electrical contact and move the multifunction turn signal lever into position.
  2. Verify that the electrical contact rests on the canceling cam.
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  1. Install the retaining bolts to the multifunction turn signal lever.
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  1. Connect the gray and black connectors to the multifunction turn signal lever steering column bulkhead connector.
  2. Connect the steering column bulkhead connector to the vehicle wire harness.
  3. Install the two wire harness straps to the steering column wire harness (1).
  4. Install the steering column wire harness (1) to the steering column wire harness retainer (2).
  5. Install the steering column knee bolster.
  6. Install the steering column trim cover.
  7. Verify that the lever is in the center or the OFF position.
  8. Install the steering wheel to the steering column.
  9. Enable the SIR system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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