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Yes, you have to remove it and make sure that you have the right switch for the wiring harness.

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wiper and washer switch in steering column you more likely need to remove steering wheel to get to switch two mountings screws on the right side.disable airbags before replacing switch. first turn off radio ignition switch off then disconnect negative battery cable. wait 20 minutes before removing steering wheel and remove steering column.

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Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel, and then remove the steering column covers. Remove the turn signal and wiper switches. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring. Remove the clamping washer, spring and contact ring from the steering column, and then remove the lock housing up off the column tube and steering column. Remove the ignition switch mounting fastener and remove the switch. Installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following: Press the contact ring, spring and clamping washer onto the steering column using a properly sized and sturdy metal pipe or tube. If after installation of the clamping washer, the steering column is not projecting out far enough, pull the steering column out further.

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steps required to remove and replace indicator switch assembly.
1.disconnect the battery earth lead.
2.from the rear of the steering wheel remove the screws retaining the horn pad..
3.lift the horn assembly away from the steering wheel far enough to remove wiring.
4.Once that is done then move to the next step.
5.Remove the locknut and steering wheel nut .
6.then mark the end of the steering shaft and the steering wheel to correctly relocate and install in same position.
7.then with the correct tool remove the steering wheel from shaft.
8.then once the steering wheel is removed you can then move on to removing the lower steering column cover screw and then remove cover.
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10.release and free wiring harness.
11.unscrew and remove the hazard switch knob.
12.remove the dipper-wiper switch securing screw and manoeurve the switch upwards.guiding the wiring through the column.
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14.when putting this assembly back to together just follow these steps in reverse..
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On my altima 96 when I'm parking or turning extremely slow the steering wheel somewhat locks


Hi, can you tell if it's the lock in the steering column or something with the power steering instead? If it feels like the power steering, check the belt for looseness and tighten as needed. If it feels like it's in the column, your locking assembly may be coming loose inside. Below is a procedure for removing the steering wheel lock for inspection. Please let me know if you have questions, and thanks for using FixYa.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION The steering lock/ignition switch/warning buzzer switch assembly is attached to the steering column by special bolts whose heads shear off upon installation. The bolts must be drilled out to remove the assembly or be removed with an appropriate tool. The bolts may also be removed with a hammer and chisel by notching the bolts and tapping them counterclockwise with the hammer and chisel.
The ignition switch or warning switch can be replaced without removing the steering lock assembly. The ignition switch is on the back of the assembly and the warning switch is on the side.


CAUTION The models covered by this guide may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Chassis Electrical .

  1. Disable the air bag system by disconnecting the negative battery cable and waiting at least 10 minutes, prior to starting this procedure.
  2. Remove the steering column covers.
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4. Remove the spiral cable assembly.
  5. Remove the combination switch from the steering column.
  6. Remove the steering column support nuts and lower the steering column.
  7. Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
  8. Remove the bolts that secure the steering lock and remove the steering lock assembly.

To install:
  1. Install the steering lock assembly and secure with new shear type bolts.
  2. Connect the ignition switch wiring harness.
  3. Raise the steering column and secure with mounting nuts. Tighten the mounting nuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm).
  4. Install the spiral cable assembly.
  5. Install the combination switch.
  6. Install the steering column covers.
  7. Install the steering wheel.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Steering Wheel Control Switch Assembly Replacement Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement .
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  2. Remove the horn switch from the steering wheel.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel shroud retaining screws from the back of the steering wheel.
  4. Remove the steering wheel shroud from the steering wheel.
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  5. Remove the steering wheel control switch mounting screws.
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  6. Disconnect the steering wheel control switch (2) electrical connector (1).
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  7. Remove the steering wheel control switch from the steering wheel.

Steering Wheel Replacement Tools Required J 1859-A Steering Wheel Puller
Removal Procedure
  1. Disable the supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system. Refer to Disabling the SIR System in SIR.
  2. Remove the inflator module. Refer to Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Replacement in SIR.
  3. Remove the horn switch. Refer to Horn Switch Replacement - On Vehicle .
  4. Make an alignment mark in order to note the relationship of the steering wheel to the steering shaft.
  5. Remove the steering wheel nut.
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  6. Remove the steering wheel, using the J 1859-A .
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Oct 04, 2010 | 1995 GMC Yukon

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  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Disarm air bag system.
  3. Remove driver air bag module.
  4. Loosen screw and lift horn pad to remove.
  5. Remove lock nut and washer. CAUTION
    Do not hammer on steering wheel. Damage can occur to the energy absorbing portion of the steering column.
  6. Pull dynamic damper forward and lift up to remove.
  7. Remove steering wheel.
  8. Remove steering column shrouds.
  9. Remove lower cover.
  10. Remove multifunction switch.
  11. Remove entire lower portion of dash.
  12. Remove mounting fasteners and lower steering column.
  13. Remove bolts and separate ignition switch from steering column.
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  1. Install ignition switch to steering column and install bolts.
  2. Raise steering column and install mounting fasteners.
  3. Install lower portion of dash.
  4. Install multifunction switch.
  5. Install lower cover.
  6. Install steering column shrouds.
  7. Install steering wheel.
  8. Install dynamic damper.
  9. Install washer and lock nut.
  10. Lift horn pad and install screw.
  11. Install driver air bag module.
  12. Connect battery negative cable.
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Trying to replace ignition switch cant get steering wheel off


You'll need a special tool called a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel. Then the ignition switch is screwed in by tamper proof torx. You'll need tamper proof torx bit to remove the screws that hold the ignition switch on.

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I need to replace the wiper/washer switch. The


I disconnected the battery, removed the air bag, removed the steering wheel and changed the switch. I had to make a tool to compress the spring to remove and install the lower snap ring.

Jan 22, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Lumina

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How to remove? Switch continues to spin. Column intact. Do I have to remove the steering wheel or can the switch be pulled out and replaced?


Ignition Lock Cylinder REMOVAL & INSTALLATION With Key
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. On tilt columns, remove the upper extension shroud by unsnapping the shroud from the retaining clip at the 9 o'clock position.
  3. Remove the trim shroud halves.
  4. Unplug the wire connector at the key warning switch.
  5. Place the shift lever in PARK and turn the key to ON .
  6. Place a 1⁄8 in. (3mm) wire pin in the hole in the casting surrounding the lock cylinder and depress the retaining pin while pulling out on the cylinder.
  7. When installing the cylinder, turn the lock cylinder to the RUN position and depress the retaining pin, then insert the lock cylinder into its housing in the flange casting. Assure that the cylinder is fully seated and aligned in the interlocking washer before turning the key to the OFF position. This will allow the cylinder retaining pin to extend into the cylinder cast housing hole.
  8. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal.
Non-Functioning Cylinder or No Key Available FIXED COLUMNS
  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Remove the turn signal lever.
  4. Remove the column trim shrouds.
  5. Unbolt the steering column and lower it carefully.
  6. Remove the ignition switch and warning buzzer and pin the switch in the LOCK position.
  7. Remove the turn signal switch.
  8. Remove the snapring and T-bolt nuts that retain the flange casting to the column outer tube.
  9. Remove the flange casting, upper shaft bearing, lock cylinder, ignition switch actuator and the actuator rod by pulling the entire assembly over the end of the steering column shaft.
  10. Remove the lock actuator insert, the T-bolts and the automatic transmission indicator insert, or, with manual transmissions, the key release lever.
  11. Upon reassembly, the following parts must be replaced with new parts:
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    • Steering column lock gear
    • Steering column lock bearing
    • Steering column upper bearing retainer
    • Lock actuator assembly
  12. Assembly is a reversal of the disassembly procedure. It is best to install a new upper bearing. Check that the truck starts only in PARK and NEUTRAL.

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Replacing the ignition switch in a 96 ford mustang cobra svt


Follow these steps carefully. this will help you achieve this replacement.



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal on the battery. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers by unscrewing them.

  2. Remove the steering wheel by lifting off the center cover, disconnecting the horn wire and removing the retaining nut and washer. Make a mark on the steering wheel spline and the wheel itself so you can line it back up precisely. Pull the steering wheel straight back to remove from the shaft.

  3. Take off windshield wiper and turn signal switches by pulling them off as you did the steering wheel and disconnect the wiring. Slide the spacer sleeve off of the steering column.

  4. Unscrew the ignition switch mounting screws. Pull out the ignition switch. Disconnect the wiring connector from back of the ignition switch. Simply loosen the tabs and pull it out.

  5. Insert your key into the ignition. Turn the ignition switch to the locked position. Depress the retaining pin with a small screwdriver and turn the key to the Off position to free the cylinder. Once it is free, turn the key to lock position and remove the key and key cylinder.

  6. Install your old key cylinder into the new ignition switch assembly. Make sure the contacts in the cylinder and assembly line up. Reattach wiring to ignition switch, slide it into place, screw in mounting screws and reassemble steering wheel and switches.

Jun 17, 2009 | 1996 Ford Mustang

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