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How do you remove the outer cover on the steering column just behind the steering wheel on a 1988 f-150 pick up

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There is two screws. on on each side and it should pop off

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I have a 2001 rodeo I lost the key and had to punch out the ignition, to startup. Do I have to remove the steering wheel to get the lock cylinder off or not or is there another way without removing it


Should be able to without taking the entire steering wheel off. Next time call a locksmith and have them cut a new key on site. Save you a big trouble later

Oct 15, 2016 | 2001 Isuzu Rodeo

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Where Is the anti theft module


Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver module is around the key lock cylinder behind or under the plastic cover on the upper steering column'
Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver Removal
  1. s4h~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable, Refer to Section 414-01
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    2. If equipped, remove the tilt wheel handle.
    3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
      1. Remove the screws.
      1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shroud.
      2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        1. Remove the screws.
        1. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        2. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          1. Remove the bolts.
          1. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          2. Remove the anti-theft transceiver module.
            1. Remove the screw from the bottom of the transceiver module.
            1. NOTE: Only apply pressure or leverage below the key cylinder lower rib.
              Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the module.

Dec 24, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

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How to remove top plate on steering column the flasher switch is on top and to fix the problem i have to remove the steering column. i can not get the top of the steering column off.


there are a couple of screws that hold the lower part of the cover to the upper part. Remove those and remove the lower cover. There will then be two male torx screws that hold the upper cover in place just behind the steering wheel (look up under the column and you should see them on either side of the column). Once those two are removed the upper cover will come off.

Nov 09, 2011 | 1997 GMC Sonoma

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How to unlock steering wheel without key


you actually have to have the key unless you are willing to take apart the steering column. That being said, on to the fun part....

You are going to need to remove the steering wheel and most of the outer shell of the Column itself. ther are a few screws under the column and another 2-4 behind the steering wheel itself*, once that is removed you will need to free up the ignition switch and free it from the council and then the wheel should be free.

*ALWAYS UNPLUG THE BATTERY AND WAIT 10 MINUTES BEFORE WORKING ON THE SRS TO KEEP YOURSELF FROM INJURY OR DEATH*

Apr 22, 2011 | 1991 Dodge Caravan

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My rack and pion is leaking , how do i replace


To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section. NOTE: The wheels of the vehicle must be straight ahead and the steering column in the LOCK position before disconnecting the steering column or intermediate shaft from the steering gear. Failure to do so will cause the SIR coil assembly (clock spring) to become uncentered, which may cause damage to the assembly.
  2. Lock the steering column by installing the J42640 into the underside of the steering column.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tires and wheels.
  5. Remove the power steering gear heat shield.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following: CAUTION
    Failure to disconnect the intermediate shaft from the rack and pinion stub shaft can result in damage to the steering gear and/or intermediate shaft. This damage can cause loss of steering control, which could result in personal injury.
    • Intermediate shaft lower pinch bolt and coupling from gear
    • Pressure and return pipes from the gear
    • Electrical connector, if equipped
      Stabilizer shaft links at lower control arms
    • Remove the left stabilizer shaft insulator.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft to access steering gear bolts.
    • The outer tie rod retaining nuts.
    • Using J24319-B separate the outer tie rods from the steering knuckles.
    • Rack and pinion attaching bolts
    • Rack and pinion assembly through the left wheel opening.
  7. Transfer the outer tie rods if replacing the power steering gear.
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Rack and pinion assembly through the left wheel opening and tighten the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
    • Electrical connector, if equipped
      Pressure and return lines to the steering gear and tighten the fittings to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
    • Heat shield and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 7 ft. Lbs. (10 N)
    • Install the left stabilizer shaft insulator.
  2. Install stabilizer shaft Links to lower control arms
  3. Intermediate shaft to the steering gear and tighten the pinch bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
  4. Install the outer tie rods to the steering knuckles.
  5. Install the outer tie rods retaining nuts. torque the nuts to 22ft.lbs(30 Nm) plus an additional 180 degrees.
  6. Install the tires and wheels.
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Remove the steering column anti rotation pin from the steering column.
  9. Fill and bleed the power steering system.
  10. Adjust the front toe.

Lock the steering column by installing the Steering Column Anti Rotation Pin tool J 42640 into the underside of the steering column--Aurora

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Steering gear mounting bolts--Aurora



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Power Rack & Pinion Steering Gear Heat Shield Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The stabilizer shaft links.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft downward.
    • The electrical harness clip.
    • Power steering gear heat shield mounting bolts.
    • The heat shield.
To Install:
  1. Install the power steering gear heat shield.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • The mounting bolts And torque to 89in.lbs.(10 Nm)
    • The electrical harness clip.
    • Rotate the stabilizer shaft into position.
    • The stabilizer shaft links.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
Figure of heat shield removed from above rack bolts with location shown

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Feb 11, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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1998 dodge grand caravan turnnig lights don't work. How do i change multifunction switch and where is it? Mac


Hi hope this helps you out.
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figure 1


0900c1528003c797.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Fig. 1: The turn signal (multi-function) switch is attached to the steering column by two screws

CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the air bag or SIR system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2. In order to disarm the air bag system, allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any removal procedures.
  3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from behind the combination switch.
  5. Remove the mounting screws securing the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar.
  6. Remove the combination switch from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Install the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar. Tighten the combination switch mounting screws.
  2. Reconnect the electrical connector to the combination switch.
  3. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds and tighten the retaining screws.
Reconnect the negative battery cable and check all functions of the combination switch for proper operation.
Let me know if theres anything else I can help with. Thank You for using fixya.........iluv2fish........Ray.......

Jul 23, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

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96 Audi A4 2.8L how to replace combo head light switch on steering column?


For this repair you will need a 6mm Allen key or socket, long no. 1 phillips screwdriver, 24mm socket with extension and ratchet handle and a T20 Torx driver or socket.

Park the vehicle and make sure the front wheels are straight and the steering wheel centred. Remove the negative battery terminal (make sure you have the radio code first!). Loosen the two 6mm Allen bolts on the back of the steering wheel and CAREFULLY remove the airbag by pulling straight out on the orange connector on the back of the airbag. Always store the airbag, when removed from the vehicle, with the side facing the driver in the UP position, preferably out of the vehicle.

Loosen and remove the 24mm nut in the centre of the steering wheel. Make note of the position of the wheel relative to the steering shaft with a marker or scribe. Do not remove the steering wheel from the shaft as yet. Next remove the two phillips screws from the recess holes in the bottom steering column cover. Loosen the locking handle under the steering column to allow it to drop down and with the handle still loose, remove the Torx bolt from the centre of the lower cover. Next, remove the upper steering column cover and disconnect the two wiring connectors that come from the back of the steering wheel. With those two wires disconnected, remove the steering wheel by pulling it straight off towards you. Place the steering wheel on a bench or other flat surface so the wiring and connectors are not damaged.

Remove the three small phillips head screws from the lower steering column cover that were behind the steering wheel and carefully pull the cover free around the ignition tumbler. You now have access to the turn signal, headlamp and wiper switches. Be careful when removing electrical connectors and be sure to note the position of all screws and other fasteners.

Reinstall in the reverse order and follow procedure for entering radio code and resetting auto down feature on LH and RH front windows.

Apr 24, 2010 | 1996 Audi A4

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2000 Mercury Villager: Is there a shift lever adjustment? When placing foot on brake pedal and pulling shift lever rearward it doesn't feel like the transmission is completely disengaging and it is...


You may have a loose shift linkage in the steering column. Remove the upper and lower plastic covers behind the steerong wheel (5 or 6 philips head) and see if you have any loose torx head or allen head screws. Ea
rlier models had this isue.

Also, go to this site for Villager Quest help.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/villagerquest/
Here's adjustment procedure too

SECTION 307-05: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission External Controls 2000 Villager Workshop Manual
GENERAL PROCEDURES Cable Adjustment —Shift Control
  1. Place the gearshift lever in PARK (P) position.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the splash shield.
  1. Loosen the shift cable nut.
  1. Position the shift linkage in PARK (P) position.
  1. Tighten the shift cable nut.
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  1. Move the gearshift lever through the entire shifting range.
  1. Verify that the engine will crank with the gearshift lever in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) position.
  1. Adjust the transmission range (TR) switch as necessary, refer to Section 307-01 .
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Item Part Number Description 1 043B13 Driver side air bag module 2 — Steering wheel nut 3 3600 Steering wheel 4 — Radio volume control cover 5 — Air bag sliding contact electrical connector access panel 6 — Cruise control cover 7 14A664 Air bag sliding contact 8 13K359 Multifunction switch 9 — Tilt wheel lever 10 13318 Turn indicator cancel cam 11 — Steering column assembly 12 — Steering column mounting bracket nuts (4 Req'd) 13 3C695 Lower column shroud 14 — Steering column opening cover nuts (3 Req'd) 15 — Steering column lower yoke bolt 16 3N725 Steering column lower yoke 17 — Steering column clamp bolt 18 3C695 Upper column shroud 19 7210 Gearshift lever

May 05, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Villager

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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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Steering column


  1. Set the parking brake.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Unbolt the intermediate shaft from the steering column.
  4. Disconnect the shift linkage rod(s) from the column.
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
If you have a tilt column, the steering wheel MUST be in the full UP position when it is removed.
  1. Remove the floor cover screws at the base of the column.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud by place the bottom screw in the No.1 position and pulling the shroud up and away from the column.
  3. On automatics, remove the shift indicator cable.
  4. Remove the instrument panel column opening cover.
  5. Remove the bolts securing the column support bracket to the pedal support bracket.
  6. Disconnect the turn signal/hazard warning harness and the ignition switch harness.
  7. Lift the column from the vehicle.
  8. Remove the column support bracket
To install:
  1. Install the column support bracket making sure that the wiring is outboard of the column. Torque the nuts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  2. Start the floor cover clamp bolt and press the plate until the clamp flats touch the stops on the column outer tube.
  3. Install the column through the floor opening.
  4. Connect the turn signal/hazard warning and ignition harnesses.
  5. Raise the column and install the 2 support bolts.
  6. Tighten the floor cover bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  7. Torque the support bracket bolts to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  8. Torque the cover plate clamp bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
  9. Install and adjust the shift indicator cable, on automatics.
  10. Install the instrument panel column opening cover.
  11. Install the column shroud.
  12. Torque the shroud bottom screw to 15 inch lbs.
  13. Connect the shifter rod(s).
  14. Connect the intermediate shaft. Torque the bolt to the specifications shown in the Torque Chart at the end of this Section.
Good luck...

Nov 01, 2008 | 1983 Ford F150

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