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The left Handle that controls the turn signals , cruise control and wiper blades snapped off wire is still connected. Just the handle is broken off. ( Got caught in my coat when I was getting in the car) How do I take the assembly apart to put on a new handle? I don't see or feel any screws. Thankyou

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  • spina_67 Nov 11, 2010

    Thanx...Forgot bout the air bag situation..Your right I'll have someone look at it. Thankyou



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The whole switch assembly needs to be replaced and will require the steering wheel to be removed and the air bag to be disabled to prevent it from going off. I not sure what tools you have, but it may be best to have a shop take a look at it.

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