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Igniton switch removal from a 1997 GMC Jimmy

I have removed the kick panels and the shroud around the steering column. The only problem that i am having is that the last two screws holding the switch in, look like you will need a femal torx bit to remove them. If this is so where could i find them? I have tried lowes,sears, and all of the major auto parts dealers. Even the dealerships could not help me!

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You can use a very small socket on those... I have done it several times, I believe it needs to be a 4.5 -6mm socket... I know this works. Just take a handful of your small sockets and try them one by one to see which one fits and grabs it.

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Where Is the anti theft module


Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver module is around the key lock cylinder behind or under the plastic cover on the upper steering column'
Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Transceiver Removal
  1. s4h~tr~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable, Refer to Section 414-01
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    1. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch lock cylinder and turn to the RUN position.
    1. Push the ignition switch lock cylinder release tab with a punch while pulling out the ignition switch lock cylinder.
    2. If equipped, remove the tilt wheel handle.
    3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
      1. Remove the screws.
      1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shroud.
      2. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        1. Remove the screws.
        1. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.
        2. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          1. Remove the bolts.
          1. Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement.
          2. Remove the anti-theft transceiver module.
            1. Remove the screw from the bottom of the transceiver module.
            1. NOTE: Only apply pressure or leverage below the key cylinder lower rib.
              Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the module.

Dec 24, 2014 | 2006 Ford Taurus

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Removing steering wheel on 96 gmc gimmy got 2 screws out of back but cant get horn cover off


Check this procedure 1995-99 Vehicles
(see Figure 1)

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the ignition and key alarm switch (click image for zoom)

  1. Remove the column shroud halves.
  2. Remove the column-to-dash attaching bolts and slowly lower the steering column, making sure that it is supported.
  3. Remove the multifunction switch if necessary.
  4. Remove the key alarm switch, if equipped by gently prying the alarm switch retaining clip with a small screwdriver. Rotate the alarm switch 1 / 4 in. (6mm) turn and remove.
WARNING Extreme care is necessary to prevent damage to the collapsible column.
  1. Make sure that the switch is in the LOCK position. If the lock cylinder is out, pull the switch rod up to the stop, then go down one detent.
  2. Remove the two screws and the switch.
To install:
  1. Before installation, make sure the switch is in the LOCK position.
  2. Install the switch using the original screws. Tighten the screws to 12 inch. lbs. (1.4 Nm).
  3. Install the key alarm switch, if equipped . Make sure the retaining clip is parallel to the lock cylinder. Rotate the alarm switch 1 / 4 in. (6mm) turn until locked in place.
  4. Install the multifunction switch if removed.
CAUTION Use of screws that are too long could prevent the column from collapsing on impact.
  1. Replace the column. Tighten the nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm); the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  2. Install the column shroud halves.
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Oct 21, 2011 | 1996 GMC Jimmy

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My 97 ford ranger has an electrical problem. The windshield wipers and washer fluid are on full speed when I start the truck and will not shut off.. pulled the fuses for temp solve... please help


Hi, the likely problem is a failed switch. Remove the switch according to instructions below and then start the truck again. If the wipers stay off, replace the switch. If they still come on, please get back to me.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the steering wheel.
  2. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the tilt lever.
  3. On vehicles equipped with tilt wheel, remove the steering column collar by pressing on the collar from the top and bottom while removing the collar.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the tilt column control lever, simply rotate it counterclockwise until removed

  1. Remove the instrument panel trim cover retaining screws. Remove the trim cover.
  2. Remove the 2 screws (#3 in Fig 2) from the bottom of the steering column shroud. Remove the bottom half of the shroud by pulling the shroud down and toward the rear of the vehicle.
  3. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic transmission, move the shift lever as required to aid in removal of the shroud. Lift the top half of the shroud from the column.
  4. On 1991 automatic transmission equipped models, disconnect the selector indicator actuation cable by removing the screw from the column casting and the plastic plug at the end of the cable.
  5. Remove the 2 self tapping screws (#3 in Fig 2) that retain the combination switch to the steering column casting. Disengage the switch from the casting.
  6. Disconnect the 3 electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Be sure not to damage the PRNDL cable.
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Torque the combination switch retaining screws to 18-27 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the combination switch mounting and column related wire harness connectors

Apr 13, 2011 | 1997 Ford Ranger SuperCab

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Need to replace ignition cylinder. no keys


This is not an easy repair due to anit theft requirements. need to chisel off bolts.

Section 11-04: Steering Column 1997 Probe Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 05/17/2000
Ignition Switch Lock Cylinder Removal
  1. Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to the procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the four lower steering column shroud screws.


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  1. Separate the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder illumination miniature bulb from the lower steering column shroud.
  1. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch (13K359). Refer to Section 11-05 for the removal and installation procedure.
  1. If equipped, remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable screw.
  1. Disconnect the ignition/shifter interlock cable (3F719) from ignition switch lock cylinder (11582).
  1. Use a chisel to remove the two ignition switch lock cylinder bolts.
  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder from the steering column.
  1. Disconnect the ignition key reminder switch electrical connector.
  1. If necessary, remove the ignition key reminder switch.


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Installation
NOTE: Use new ignition switch lock cylinder bolts. Tighten the bolts until the bolt heads break off. Check for proper ignition switch (11572) operation.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Mar 25, 2011 | 1997 Ford Probe

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Lost low beams, still have high beams on column. All fuses check OK


change the stalk switch on the column ,dont forget to remove the lower facias and the metal shield to remove the shroud around the steering column

Jan 06, 2011 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo, lights come one intermittently, horn came on unexpectedly and wouldn't turn off. How do I fix that?


Lights intermittent can be caused by switch or relay. Try swapping the Low Beam relay with another similar relay (horn relay is a good choice) to see if that resolves it. These relays are in the Junction Block--may be under the hood or in the car but not in the big box by the battery). If this doesn't fix it, the problem is likely the headlamp switch.

Horn coming on is usually caused by a broken switch or stripped wire insulation inside the steering column. You would usually have to take the steering wheel off to fix it, and this requires special tools; however, if the problem happens to be under the steering column shroud, you may be able to fix it without taking off the steering wheel. Take the shroud off and see if you can follow the black/red horn wire. Follow it as far as you can to check for stripped insulation contact with any metal. If you lights switch is bad, you can also change that while you have the shroud off.

Please let me know if you have questions.


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Wand Removal & Installataion

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud.
  4. If the vehicle is equipped with a standard non-tilt steering column, loosen the two upper steering column mounting nuts. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, move the tilt steering column to the fully lowered position.
  5. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
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Fig. Steering column shroud removal for the Cherokee

  1. Remove the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column.
  2. Remove the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  3. Gently pull the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket away from the steering column far enough to clear the screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  4. Lift the water shield and bracket with the left multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column far enough to access the two instrument panel wire harness connectors for the left multi-function switch.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch removal.
  5. Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  6. Remove the left multi-function switch and water shield from the steering column as a unit.
  7. Gently and carefully remove the water shield from the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.

To install:
  1. Gently and carefully install the water shield onto the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  2. Position the left multi-function switch and water shield near its mounts on the steering column as a unit.
  3. Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  4. Position the left multi-function switch onto its mounts on the left side of the steering column.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch installation.
  5. Position the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket to the steering column screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  6. Install and tighten the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  7. Tighten the screw to 10 inch lbs. (1.1 Nm).
  8. Install and tighten the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column [Tighten the screws to 20 inch lbs. (2.2 Nm)].
  9. Position both the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  10. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud. Tighten the screws to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  11. If the vehicle is so equipped, tighten the two nuts that secure the non-tilt steering column upper mounting bracket to the dash panel steering column support bracket studs. Tighten the nuts to 200 inch lbs. 22 Nm).
  12. Reinstall the knee blocker onto the instrument panel.
  13. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Nov 04, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee

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How replace the multifunction switch


NOTE: Wiring for the multi-function switch is routed under the PRNDL cable.

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud.
  3. Remove two screws attaching the multi-function switch to the steering column casting. Disengage multi-function switch from casting.
  4. Disconnect the two electrical connections. Do not damage locking tabs.
INSTALLATION

  1. Install the two electrical connectors to full engagement.
  2. Align the multi-function switch mounting holes with the holes in the steering column casting.
  3. Install two self-tapping screws making sure to start the screws in the previously tapped holes. Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-27 inch lbs.).
  4. For automatic transmission, verify that the PRNDL adjustment is correct.
  5. Install the steering column shroud.
  6. Connect the battery ground cable.
  7. Check the steering column for proper operation.

Oct 27, 2010 | 1997 Ford Aerostar Extended

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How to replace the multifunction switch of a 2006 Dodge Ram


REMOVAL
WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable, then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in accidental airbag deployment.

1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the screw (2) that secures the tilt steering column knob (1) and remove it from the tilt actuator (3) on the left side of the column.
3. From below the steering column, remove the two outboard screws that secure the upper column shroud (1) to the lower shroud (3).
4. Using hand pressure, press inward on both sides of the upper shroud above the parting line of the lower shroud to release the snap features that secure the two shroud halves to each other.
5. Remove the upper shroud from the lower shroud and the steering column.
6. Remove the one center screw that secures the lower shroud to the steering column (4).
7. Remove the lower shroud from the steering column.
8. Disconnect the wire harness connector (2) from the back of the multi-function switch housing (1).
9. Rotate the steering wheel far enough to access and remove the two screws (4) that secure the switch to the multi-function switch mounting housing (3).
10. Grasp the switch control stalk and pull it toward the left side of the vehicle to remove the switch from the mounting housing.

INSTALLATION
1. Slide the multi-function switch (1) into the multi-function switch mounting housing (3) from the left side. Be certain that the alignment pins on the top and bottom of the switch are properly engaged in the channels of the mounting housing.
2. Rotate the steering wheel far enough to install and tighten the two screws (4) that secure the switch to the mounting housing. Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
3. Reconnect the wire harness connector (2) to the back of the switch housing.
4. Position the lower shroud (3) onto the steering column (4).
5. From below the steering column, install and tighten the one center screw that secures the lower shroud to the steering column. Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
6. Position the upper shroud (1) onto the steering column over the lower shroud. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, be certain to engage the gearshift lever gap hider into the opening in the right side of both shroud halves.
7. Align the snap features on the upper shroud with the receptacles in the lower shroud and apply hand pressure to snap them together.
8. Install and tighten the two outboard screws that secure the upper shroud to the lower shroud. Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
9. Position the tilt steering column knob (1) onto the tilt adjuster actuator (3) on the left side of the steering column, then install and tighten the screw (2) to secure the knob to the actuator. Tighten the screw to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
10. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Sep 14, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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My wiper on my 2000 gmc jimmy went crazy. I cant


its part of combination switch need to remove steering column cover to get switch off

Mar 19, 2010 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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Tilt steering doesnt work blows fuses


The wire that supplies a live to your radio, runs from ignition down the steering column. You probably have a chafed wire along that loom, as you tilt the steering, the wire grounds so the accessories fuse/radio fuse blows. Remove the panel under the steering column and/or the shroud around the column and examine the wiring.

Jan 10, 2009 | 1997 Mazda Millenia

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