Need to see diagrams of the figs. 3-6 from a Chilton's manual...
Remove turn signal switch as outlined under STEERING SUSPENSION CHASSIS AND BODY COMPONENTS/STEERING/COMPONENT REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR PROCEDURES/TURN SIGNAL SWITCH procedure.
Refer to Figs. 3 through 5, to remove ignition and dimmer switches.
Refer to Fig. 6 to disconnect dimmer switch from bulkhead connector.
installing dimmer switch, depress switch slightly to install a 3/32
inch twist drill. Force switch upward to remove lash and tighten
Rearm airbag system as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system as described in
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING prior to working on or
near the steering column. This is what I am trying to replace...
Pictured is a white box attached to plate with holes for screws for
steering column and has 4 wires attached with clips to plug into some
sort of box that is hard for me to get to.
Dimmer Switch Duralast / Dimmer Switch
for a 1992 Pontiac Bonneville
Turn Signal Cancel Spring
Turn Signal Switch
About this product:
Part Number: UDS457
Weight: 0.312 lbs.
Application: With flash to pass
This dimmer switch is supposed to connect into this: what is this called and how do I get the clips exchanged that are attached to the four wires on the dimmer switch?
Also, how do you hook up the steering column for 1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE?
Re: Need to see diagrams of the figs. 3-6 from a...
My son came down and figured it out for me. Not sure what all he did but he had to make a few modifications by splicing the wires together after cutting the wires just under the dimmer switch...then a few adjustments were needed to get it to all work right. Thanks
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This is a common problem for the turn signal switch itself. Try used. You will notice in the instructions to remove the steering wheel. Don't. The removal of the ignition switch is also not necessary. Remove the screws at the bottom of the column where it shows and take a screw driver and pry the other side up to see the 2 screws (torx, or star bits) to remove. This will only take about 20 minutes to perform.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the 4 retaining screws from the lower column shroud and remove the upper and lower shrouds.
Remove the 2 retaining screws from the multi-function switch and unplug the 2 wiring connectors.
Remove the switch.
Install the multi-function switch.
Tighten the 2 retaining screws and attach the 2 electrical connectors.
Install the upper and lower column shrouds. Tighten the 4 retaining screws.
Connect the negative battery cable.
F-150, F-250, Expedition, Navigator and 1999-00 Super Duty Models
Fig. Fig. 1 Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position and push the lock cylinder release pin with a suitable punch while ...
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Properly disable the SIR system, as outlined in Chassis Electrical of this repair guide.
Some models covered by this information may be equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR, as described in Chassis Electrical .
2. Remove the reveal cover and upper trim panels, as follows:
Remove the reveal covers by prying them up and carefully pulling forward.
Remove the fasteners, then carefully pull the upper trim plate up and remove the sunload and twilight sentinel by turning 1 / 4 turn.
Remove the upper trim plate.
Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of the upper trim plate - 1995 Buick shown, other years similar
Remove the information center fasteners, then remove the center.
Remove the lower instrument panel trim plate by carefully prying it out.
Carefully pry out the air deflectors.
Unfasten the fasteners, then remove the instrument panel trim plate.
Remove the passenger inflator module.
Remove the knee bolster/deflector.
Place a protective cloth on the steering column to avoid scratching. Lower the steering column.
Unfasten the instrument panel fasteners. Pull the instrument panel slightly rearward.
Detach the electrical connector, including the antenna cable. Disconnect the vacuum line.
Carefully remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the instrument panel and related components - 1995 Buick shown, other years similar
Carefully maneuver the instrument panel into the vehicle.
Attach the vacuum line connector and the electrical connectors.
Install the instrument panel fasteners, and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Raise the steering column.
Install the knee bolster/deflector.
Install the passenger inflator module.
Instal the instrument panel trim plates, using the reverse of the removal procedure.
Install the information center and secure with the retaining fasteners.
Properly enable the SIR system and connect the negative battery cable.
If it is an auto trans with column shift, that switch is on the steering column, above the brake pedal, close to the floorboard. Might need to lower the upper end of the steering column where it bolts under the dash to get to it.
The signal switch inside the column under the steering wheel is broken. To remove that, I'd recommend that you get a chilton or haynes manual and follow the directions EXACTLY so you don't trigger the air bag. Pretty sure the part is under $100. and it's not terribly difficult to do if you work carefully and make notes so you don't forget anything.
If equipped with an air bag, disable the system as outlined in
of this repair guide.
If not done already, disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
Remove the shaft lock cover.
Remove the shaft lock retaining ring using a suitable lock plate
compressor tool to press down the shaft lock. Dispose of the ring.
Remove the shaft lock.
Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
Remove the upper bearing spring.
Remove the thrust washer.
Move the turn signal lever up, into the "right turn" position.
Remove the multi-function lever.
Remove the turn signal switch arm retaining screw.
Remove the turn signal switch screws and let the switch hang freely.
Remove the key from the lock cylinder set.
Remove the buzzer switch assembly.
Reinsert the key in the lock cylinder.
Turn the key to the LOCK position.
Remove the lock retaining screw and remove the lock cylinder.
If equipped with cruise control, remove the housing cover end
cap, unplug the cruise control connector and gently pull through the
shroud, bowl, and steering column housing assembly.
Remove the washer head screw, the hex nut and dimmer switch.
Remove the mounting stud and ignition switch.
If equipped with cruise control, gently pull the connector
through the steering column housing assembly, bowl and shroud and
connect the plug.
Install the housing cover end cap and screw and tighten to 17 inch lbs. (1.9 Nm).
Install the ignition switch and mounting stud and tighten the
stud to 35 inch lbs. (4.0 Nm). Adjust the ignition switch by moving the
switch slider to the extreme left position and then move the slider 1
detent to the right (off lock).
See Figure 1
Fig. Fig. 1: Ignition switch adjustment procedure
Install the dimmer switch hex nut, screw, and tighten to 35 inch lbs. (4.0 Nm). Adjust the dimmer switch.
To adjust the dimmer switch, depress the switch slightly to allow insertion of a
in. drill bit into the hole above the actuator rod. Force the switch upward then tighten the screw.
See Figure 2
Fig. Fig. 2: Dimmer switch adjustment procedure
Install the switch using the original screws. Use of screws that
are too long could prevent the column from collapsing on impact.
Install the lock cylinder and retaining screws and tighten to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm).
Turn the key to the RUN position.
Install the buzzer switch assembly.
Install the turn signal switch and retaining screws and tighten to 31 inch lbs. (3.5 Nm).
Install the wire protector shield.
Install the turn signal switch arm and retaining screw and tighten to 29 inch lbs. (2.3 Nm).
Install the hazard knob assembly.
Install the multi-function lever.
Install the thrust washer and upper bearing spring.
Lubricate with synthetic grease and install the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
Install the shaft lock.
Install a new shaft lock retaining ring. Align it to the block
tooth on the shaft, using a lock plate compressor tool to press down
the shaft lock.
Install the shaft lock cover.
Install the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
Connect the negative battery cable. If equipped, enable the air bag system as outlined in
of this repair guide.
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove the steering knuckle.
Remove the bolts fastening the power steering cooler to the front suspension cradle crossmember reinforcement (Fig. 21).
Remove the lower control arm rear bushing retainer bolts located on each side of each lower control arm rear bushing.
NOTE: The bolts fastening the cradle crossmember reinforcement are of three different thread sizes. Note the location of the various sizes.
Remove the bolts attaching the cradle crossmember reinforcement to the front suspension cradle crossmember (Fig. 22). Remove the 2 bolts fastening the reinforcement and rear of cradle crossmember to the body of the vehicle. Remove the reinforcement.
Remove the pivot bolt attaching the front bushing of the lower control arm to the front suspension cradle crossmember.
Remove the lower control arm.
This Outlines Removal Of Both LOCK CYLINDER<< Mechanical)) And The Ignition SWITCH ITSELF<< ELECTRICAL))
Remove steering wheel as outlined previously.
Remove turn signal switch as outlined in ``Turn Signal Switch, Replace'' procedure.
Place ignition switch in ``Run'' position, then remove lock cylinder retaining screw and lock cylinder.
To install, rotate lock cylinder to stop, while holding housing as shown, Fig. 6. Align cylinder key with keyway in housing, then push lock cylinder assembly into housing until fully seated.
Install lock cylinder retaining screw. Torque screw to 40 inch lbs. for standard columns, or 22 inch lbs. for adjustable columns.
Install buzzer switch, turn signal switch and steering wheel
CABALLERO, EL CAMINO, C, K, R, V & 1986---87 G MODELS The ignition switch is mounted on top of the mast jacket inside the brake pedal support and is actuated by a rod and rack assembly.
Disconnect battery ground cable.
Disconnect and lower steering column. On some models, it may be necessary to remove the upper column mounting bracket if it hinders servicing of switch. Use extreme care when lowering steering column to prevent damage to column assembly. Only lower steering column a sufficient distance to perform ignition switch service.
On Caballero and El Camino, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' unlocked position.
On C, K, R and V models, rotate ignition lock to ``Off'' locked position.
If lock cylinder has been removed, pull switch actuator rod up to stop, then pushrod down to second (Caballero or El Camino) or first (C, K, R and V models) detent as shown, Fig. 7.
Remove column mounted dimmer switch, if equipped, then remove switch retaining screws and switch.
Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
Place gear shift lever in neutral.
Place lock cylinder and switch in positions noted in steps 3 and 4.
Fit actuator rod into hole in switch slider and secure switch with retaining screws, ensuring switch does not move out of detent.
Install and adjust dimmer switch, if equipped, as outlined in ``Column Mounted Dimmer Switch, Replace'' procedure.
Torque retaining screws to 35 inch lbs., then check switch operation.
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WARNING: On vehicles equipped with Airbags, disable airbag system prior to performing service procedures.
Disconnect battery ground cable.
Remove steering wheel as outlined under STEERING WHEEL procedure.
Using a screwdriver, pry cover from housing.
Using lock plate compressing No. J-23653 or equivalent, compress lock plate, and pry snap ring from groove on shaft, Fig. 5. Slowly release lock plate compressing tool, then remove tool and lock plate from shaft end.
Slide canceling cam and upper bearing preload spring from end of shaft.
Remove turn signal (multi-function) lever.
Remove hazard warning knob retaining screw, button, spring and knob.
Remove pivot arm.
Wrap upper part of electrical connector with tape to prevent snagging of wires during switch removal.
Remove switch retaining screws and pull switch up from column, guiding wire harness through column.
Remove buzzer switch and spring clip. On 1990-92 models, ignition key must be removed from lock to remove buzzer switch. On 1991-92 models, switch and spring clip are one assembly.
Turn lock cylinder to Run position on 1989 models or Lock position on 1990-92 models, then remove lock cylinder retaining screw and the lock cylinder.
To install, rotate lock cylinder to the stop while holding housing. Align cylinder key with keyway in housing, then push lock cylinder into housing until fully seated. Lock cylinder must be in Run position to install buzzer switch.
Install lock cylinder retaining screw, then the buzzer switch, turn signal switch and steering wheel.