. I need to replace the ignition switch on my 1995 g20 sports van
This could be a challenge for a novice so if you don't feel comfortable with your ability, seek help from a trusted shop.
You will need some special tools to get the job done. Steering wheel puller, lock ring tool, phillips screwdriver, torx bit #30, flathead screwdriver, sockets/socket wrench, snap ring pliers.
First thing is to take the neg. battery cable loose. The airbag is located on the steering wheel and attached with 4 #30 torx headed screws from the back side. Remove and unclip the airbag and horn connections from the module. Remove the steering wheel nut with the 13/16 socket wrench or equal. Affix the steering wheel puller to the steering wheel--remove same. Affix lock ring removal tool and depress lock ring. Remove snap ring from base of lock ring on steering shaft. Remove 2 phillips head screws from lock ring located at approx. 11:00 o'clock and 7:00 o'clock of the lock ring. Remove lock ring.
Now remove the turn signal switch. It is attached with 3 phillips screws. There is also a small phillips screw holding the turn signal indicator lever in place. remove the screw and bracket on the indicator then remove the 3 screws holding the switch. The turn signal switch should be able to be pulled out enough to access the screw holding the ignition switch in place. Don't get too aggressive with it but gently pull it out enough to get in there.
On the right side if the ignition pot is a couple of copper contacts that are in a plastic holder. These are for the buzzer that tells you your key is in the ignition. It pulls straight out with little effort. Locate the screw and Remove--it will be about 2-3 " long and it is what holds the ignition switch in place. You should be able to pull the switch assy. out of the column at this point. Replace with new switch and reinstall the holding screw. put the contacts back in if you want it to buzz when you leave the key in or have it on ACC. It won't hurt anything if you leave it out to avoid the buzzer.
Reinstall everything as removed making sure to put the steering wheel back on straight and tighten nut to proper specs.
You can rent the special tools needed most of the time from auto parts stores, see them for the details or conditions-(Auto Zone, Advance, O'reilley) just to name a few that have loan-a-tool.
Dec 31, 2015 |
Cars & Trucks