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Replace wiper switch - how to remove steering column shroud/cover

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This is an old question, but I found it when looking for the same answer, so I'll answer with what I found out on my 99 Galant. There are 3 Phillips head screws connecting the bottom half of the cover to the top; one on each side of the steering wheel tilt lever and one just above the ignition switch. You'll need a fairly large screwdriver.to keep from buggering the heads. I found it easier to let the wheel all the way up to take them out. Once they are out, put the screws in your cupholder and use a thin, flat scraper or something similar and pry the two halves of the cover apart. The plastic is soft so don't mess it up too much. The top should work free now and be removed, and the bottom will easily flex down to get at the turn signal and windshield wiper stalks. Once you're finished, snap the two halves back together and put the three screws back.
Good luck!

Posted on Apr 08, 2016

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with the bolts removed try gently prying it apart at the centre often they still lock in aswell as use screws so although you have removed the screws its still clipped together it should separate with some gentle assistance

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Don't remove the lock cylinder! just break out the small plastic insert inside the upper panel where it slides over the lock cylinder and once its together you will be happy with the ease of installation and the ignition where the key goes in covers up the whole where that little bit of plastic once was

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the tilt column control lever, simply rotate it counterclockwise until removed

  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws (#3 in Fig 2) from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, move the shift lever as required to aid in removal of the shroud. Lift the top half of the shroud from the column.
  4. On 1991 automatic transmission equipped models, disconnect the selector indicator actuation cable by removing the screw from the column casting and the plastic plug at the end of the cable.
  5. Remove the 2 self tapping screws (#3 in Fig 2) that retain the combination switch to the steering column casting. Disengage the switch from the casting.
  6. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Be sure not to damage the PRNDL cable.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Torque the combination switch retaining screws to 18-27 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the combination switch mounting and column related wire harness connectors

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  1. NOTE: Move gear selector to lowest position to access steering column opening cover.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, move the shift lever as required to aid in removal of the shroud. Lift the top half of the shroud from the column.
  4. On 1991 automatic transmission equipped models, disconnect the selector indicator actuation cable by removing the screw from the column casting and the plastic plug at the end of the cable.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Torque the combination switch retaining screws to 18-27 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).

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