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Key switch remove

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1.so that you won't accidentally trip the airbag, turn the ignition switch on. (the air bag light will be on. that is normal) Turn the steering wheel so that the wheels are pointing straight ahead.

.2.Turn the key to the lock position and remove the key. then remove the negative cable from the battery. Remove the air bag fuse from the fuse box. 3. Remove the inflator module and steering wheel. 4. Remove the steering column covers both upper and lower. you will probably need a hex screwdriver or hex wrench. 5. Disconnect and remove the headlight switch. 6. Disconect the wiring harnes from the ignition assembly. 7. remove the 2 switch mounting screws and remove the switch assembly. 8. Replace the exact same way in the reverse mode after replacing the switch.

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