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Just bought a 1993 wrangler

The guys removed all the steering column parts down to the steering wheel lock plate. everything is there below it. and the guy said everything is there to put the rest back together but im not that fimliar with the jeep so if anyone has a diagram on which parts go first and all that it would be greatly appreciated.


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I suggest you first buy (~$20 US) a Haynes or Chilton service manual.
It will pay you back many times over.
They are available at any chain auto parts store and I wouldn't be without one for each vehicle we own; they answer a lot of questions for which you would otherwise have to pay for.

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  3. Remove the lock plate cover
  4. Remove lock plate with lock plate depressing tool (remove C-clip when lock plate is depressed
  5. Remove the loose parts (i'm not sure what they're called but they just slip off)
  6. Remove the hazard light button.
  7. Remove 3 phillips screws that hold the turn signal mechanical switches (you may have to flip the turn signal to the left to get to the bottom screw.)
  8. Remove the vanity plate under neath the dash to get to the wiring at the base of the steering column (this is above the driver's feet)
  9. Pull on the turn signal wires to get some slack and pull it over the middle spindle thing.
  10. Remove the ignition cylinder hold down pin (it's smaller than a t-10 torx, not sure what number) and pull the ignition cylinder out.
  11. Remove 3 torx bolts (I think #15 or 20) Be careful not to drop any of these bolts or screws into the steering column.. they're hard to get back out..
  12. Unscrew the tilt steering lever
  13. Remove the steering column collar. This is kinda tricky and you gotta pull this over that center spindle. Takes some stretching of the wires to get it to pull over it but it's do-able.
  14. Now there's a circular thing under the spindle, using a big philips screw driver, push it down and turn it. Careful cause there's a spring under it. release the spring and remove it.
  15. Now you need a tilt steering pin remover. These things are hard to find.. I know the MAC man and the Snap-on man have them and those are the only two I know of that have them. (I borrowed a snap-on one from a mechanic at a shop I used to work at. You can use a screw and thread it and then pull on it with pliers but that's a pain in the ****.. I've heard one guy use a dent puller and it worked fine.
  16. When you pull the pins out the tilt head will move and you should be able to pull it out towards you some. (you might have to put the tilt steering lever back in to release the cogs inside the column)
  17. There are four inverse torx (size E8) bolts in there. Just tighten the heck out of them.. they'll stay.. Don't take them out cause there's a plate on the other end. If you pull out the bolt to loctite it, the plate will fall off and you'll have to pull the whole column to get the plate back in. If you've got the steering column out of the car, then I guess this isn't an issue but there isn't a need. My column has stayed tight for a year now.

Once they're tightened up, installation is in reverse order. Getting the tilt part of the column back on is kind of tricky too but with that spring out (step 14), it's not too bad.. I did it with the spring still installed.. Be careful when you put the collar back on, you don't want to bend the piece that sits on the left side of the column that's attached to the ignition cylinder. if you bend it, you may not be able to turn the key or the car may not statr when the column is put together. If it does get bent or look bent, you can bend it back by hand.
When you're putting the high beam linkage back on, make sure that the end metal rod fits into the switch under the steering column and then put grease on the steering column piece to hold it in place as you put the collar back on. then it's just bolts and screws and you're set.
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If you have any questions, let me know..

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Unfortunately there are some special tools required you will need to get to the turn-signal switch. Below is the procedure for replacing the turn-signal switch. Generally you can rent the puller from a local auto parts jobber or you can purchase one.
Good luck, let me know how it goes.

Many vehicles use a turn signal switch that is separate from the multifunction switch. The steering wheel will have to be removed to gain access to the turn signal switch on these vehicles. The following procedure is a common method of turn signal switch replacement:
  • Place the fender covers on the fenders.
  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Remove the steering column trim.
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f_aee_cc14.28.jpg Steering wheel attachment. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Remove the steering wheel and horn collar.
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f_aee_cc14.29.jpg To remove the snap ring, use the compressing tool to relieve the pressure against the snap ring. Courtesy of General Motors Corporation, Service Technology Group.
  • Use a pick and a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the snap ring.
  • Remove the lock plate, horn contact carrier, and spring.
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f_aee_cc14.30.jpg Remove the turn signal switch from the column. Courtesy of Chrysler Corporation.
  • Replace the switch and reverse these procedures for reinstallation.

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