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Removing the steering wheel

Start/ignition switch to be replaced

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Steering wheel is quite easy. I have an 89 GMC Sierra 3/4T. Look behind the wheel at the bottom of the hub. There are two lag screws that hold the center plastic cover in place. Remove these two screws. Now the cover will be loose however there are two plastic clips underneath the top part of the cover that need a bit of persuasion but will snap free. Once this is off. disconnect the horn wire it is on a spade connector. Then remove the Styrofoam support ring. Just pull straight back on it. Now the remove the safty clip on the end of the steering shaft. Back off the nut but leave it connected at the top of the thread. Then while pulling back on the wheel tap the center of the shaft with a hammer. (Don't get goofy I said tap) This should allow the wheel to break free from a small taper. Then remove the nut and just pull straight back on the wheel. Careful with the horn wire.
OK, Now you have the wheel off. Now if anyone can fig out how to get the next layer free and expose the turn sig etc please let me know!!!

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: changing key ignition need to remove old one and fix ignition rod

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SOURCE: Ignition switch 84 Ford F150 no key

Hi,
When you say you were able to remove it - does this mean the broken part of the key? if it was, then just take both pieces to a locksmith that cuts auto keys, and have a replacement cut. If it uses a transponder, make sure this is copied also.

With a working key, remove any plastic surround around the lock mechanism (put the steering wheel back on), and look at the lock mechanism around the actual lock. Turn the key to position 1. This should allow a small pin on the side of the lock body to be pressed in - releasing the lock cylinder, which will come out on the key when you pull it.

These are some makes where you have to drill to depress the catch, but this is a hands-on job for an auto locksmith.

Hope this helps.

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 1988 Wrangler Ignition Switch Removal

There are four (sometimes two) bolts that hold the steering column to the dash. remove them & column will come down to let you get in there.
follow instruction sheet with switch. if you don't get it centered correctly it wont work correctly.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 Oldsmobile cutlass sierra

First you need to go to the local parts store and get a steering wheel puller and a clock spring compressor tool. You can rent them but just cheaper to buy it and return it. I got mind like 35 bucks together.
You will remove the horn button just by pulling it towards you be careful not to rip the horn wire out. Next there may be a retainer clip remove it with a pair of needle nose pliers. Next get a breaker bar or a impact gun to back the center nut off. Once off use the steering wheel puller by inserting the threaded bolts into the threaded holes directly beside the center pin. ease the puller onto the center pin and tighten down until the steering wheel starts to move back towards you continue until off. On some trucks there is a steel plate covering the housing to the left side and towards the top are two small torx screws remove them and remove the cover. Next grab your clock spring compressor and install it similar to the way you did the wheel puller you will tighten down the center bolt slightly decompressing the clock spring. as you compress the clock spring look to the center there is a small retainer clip that looks like it is made into the center pin pry the clip off making sure not to damage it and remove the compressor tool, remove the clock spring making sure to pay attention on how it comes apart you can put it all back together. Remove the turn signal switch should be 3 phillips head screws. You may need to disconnect the horn wire at this point it just turns slightly and pulls out. After you remove the clock spring you will see the lock cylinder body, follow the body towards the center pin. There will be a small torx bit or a phillips screw to it will be silver and very shinny at the end of the lock housing remove it and slide the lock cylinder out. Install the new one and reverse the steps.
hope this helps...........good luck!

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition broken and want to bypass steering wheel lock mechanism-

its not that had to replace the ignition switch, remove the steering wheel, u will need to buy a ighition removal tool, push plate down, remove plate and the switch will slide right out.. go to advanced auto parts and they will tell you all the tools you will need to replace the switch, and they have a loaner tool program, so just buy the tool and take it back and get your money back.. good luck keith...

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: bad starter/ignition switch on a 84 VW Rabbit

no, you can replace just the switch as well.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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