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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

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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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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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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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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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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I'll start with situation dimmer switch stopped working replaced column in 2004 LS with a used SS model everything worked at install next time i started car steering wheel buttons would not work and airbag...


Air bag light lit ? Have checked for DTC'S -diagnostic trouble code's ! on top of the steering column an under the steering wheel is a part called clock spring . This colck spring allows the steering wheel to be turn full right to full left to keep electrical connection between the air bag module an the buttons on the steering wheel . Problem with the clock spring ,maybe .

Dec 15, 2017 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Remove the power steering pump pulley on a 2003 monte carlo


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Aug 09, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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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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