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Need to replace dimmer switch in 2003 Monte Carlo need to know how to remove the steering column

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Dont remove the column for that. maybe just the cover

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Where is the flasher relay on a 2002 monte carlo


It's part of the hazard switch. have to take trim panel off to replace it .Apply the parking brake.
If the vehicle is equipped with a column shift, position the transaxle shift control indicator to 1.
Adjust the steering wheel for access.
Using a small, flat-bladed tool, gently remove the bezel from the ignition lock cylinder.
For the Impala, remove the right and the left access covers from the instrument panel (IP) fuse block.
For the Monte Carlo, remove the left access cover from the IP fuse block.
Remove the steering column filler. Refer to Steering Column Opening Filler Replacement .
For the Monte Carlo, open the instrument panel compartment door.
Remove the trim plate screws from the IP cluster.
Start at the left side of the IP cluster trim plate. Grasp the trim plate and carefully pull rearward. Disengage the IP cluster trim plate in order to easily access the hazard warning switch
Disconnect the electrical connectors from the hazard warning switch.
Remove the hazard warning switch from the IP cluster trim plate.


13710300-sqgggmolzf4u4c55ip0gdkvq-5-0.jpg It's probably the switch on the steering column ! An not the flasher but you never know without testing .
Turn Signal Lamps and/or Indicators Inoperative
Step
Action
Yes
No
Schematic Reference: Exterior Lights Schematics
1
Did you perform the Lighting System Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Lighting Systems
2
Turn the ignition to the ON position.
Place the turn signal switch to a turn left or a turn right position.
Do the turn signal tamps flash ON and OFF?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3
3
Disconnect the hazard switch.
Connect a test lamp between the TURN SIGNAL Fuse battery positive voltage circuit and ground.
Does the test lamp illuminate?
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 7
4
Reconnect the hazard switch.
At C201, connect a test lamp between the turn signal flasher supply circuit and ground.
Does the test lamp flash ON and OFF?
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 6
5
At C201, connect a test lamp between the turn signal flasher supply circuit of the hazard switch and inoperative turn signal lamps supply voltage circuit.
Does the test lamp flash ON and OFF?
Go to Step 9
Go to Step 8
6
Test for a high resistance or an open in the turn signal flasher supply circuit. Refer to Wiring Repairs and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you find and correct the condition?
Go to Step 11
Go to Step 10
7
Repair a high resistance or an open in the TURN SIGNAL Fuse battery positive voltage circuit. Refer to Wiring Repairs and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 11
--
8
Repair a high resistance or an open in the turn signal lamps supply voltage circuit. Refer to Wiring Repairs and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems.
Did you complete the repair?
Go to Step 11
--
9
Replace the turn signal switch. Refer to Multifunction Turn Signal Lever Replacement - On Vehicle in Steering Wheel and Column.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 11
--
10
Replace the hazard switch. Refer to Hazard Warning Switch Replacement in Steering Wheel and Column.
Did you complete the replacement?
Go to Step 11
--
11
Operate the system in order to verify the repair.
Did you correct the condition?
System OK
Go to Step 2

Jul 21, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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I have a 83 monte carlo and I pull my lights on knob and all my lights come on;tail, tag, park, markers, but not my headlights....my turn signal lever( to turn on my brights) if I pull it the normal...


Don't waste your time looking for a headlamp relay. You will not find one. 1983 Monte Carlo does not use a headlamp relay. Your problem is most likely a defective headlamp dimmer switch. It is located about halfway down the upper left side of the steering column. It is secured by the same screws that mount the ignition switch. It is activated by a metal rod that pushes down on it when you pull back on your turn signal lever. It looks like the picture below.

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Dec 21, 2011 | 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Headlights- I have high beams but no low beams...


Sounds like a bad dimmer switch (lever on side of steering column) You might want to have a reputable shop look at it and do the work. It takes some specialty tools and it can get "dicey" working around an airbag when removing steering wheel.

Jan 06, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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My ignition switch is jammed on my 1985 monte carlo any suggeestions


you will have to replace the lock cylinder in the steering column. This is a diy job, if you can borrow or rent 2 tools. One is a steering wheel puller, and the other is a lock plate depressor. Some part stores will loan/rent these tools. Once you have the tools proceed as follows: 1 remove steering wheel with steering wheel puller
2 install lock plate depressor and depress the lock plate to remove the retaining ring. 3 Remove the turn signal lever and hazard light button, then the three screws that hold the turn signal switch, pull up on the switch and push it out of the way. You may have to get under the dash and unplug the harness to the switch to get enough slack to clear the steering column. 4 remove the lock cylinder retaining bolt then slide the lock out. slide the new lock in replace the retaining bolt and reassemble the column.

Aug 24, 2010 | 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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I have a 1995 chevy monte carlo that I hae


Do any dash lights come on when you turn the key on? Does it crank over?

Jul 04, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Remove the power steering pump pulley on a 2003 monte carlo


you can either remove the steering pump to gain access,if there is no holes in PS pump pulley,you can rent a pulley puller....can be a ***** to get in and use them though....I will drill a hole in it for next time whenever I replace a pump on cars without ....

Aug 09, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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2000 monte carlo


dimmer swith in the steering column

Apr 08, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Ignition switch replacement 1983 monte carlo


you have to take off the steering wheel.if you dont have the right tools to do so i would not attempt it.the turn signal switch has to be moved it just pulls over the end of the column.then there is a torx head screw at about 1 oclock in the column that has to be removed.and the ign.just pulls out.the dimmer switch is kinda tricky.a locksmith usually dont charge to much to do this job.it would probably cost you more to buy the tools you need to do it yourself

Nov 16, 2008 | 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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1995 Chevy Monte Carlo


you need to take the upper and lower steering column covers off, should be 3 screws in bottom, take tilt steering lever out if neccessary, it is a 2 peice cover, take apart, change switch and put back together

Nov 03, 2008 | 1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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1995 monte carlo when you push the brake the dash and parking lights come on but no brake light.


there is a short in the harness for your turn signal dimmer switch . this could be because of a bad connector or your module is bad. this will take a little time but first check the fuse on the brake light side chances are it's blown. next your going to have to check the cionnections under the dash look at the main harness connections. also remove the steering column cover to look at the wiring of the module and the module itself look for loose are bad connections as well. please rate this thanks

Sep 28, 2008 | 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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