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How do i remove the left lower dash panel (under the steering column)?

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Replacing the heater core i need to see where the screws are in the black box


Check this procedure for 1993 Ford Taurus 3.0L FI 6cyl REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1 and 2)

Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician.

CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you.


Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  1. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    1. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    2. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    3. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    4. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    5. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    6. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    7. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    8. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    9. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  1. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  2. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  3. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  4. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  5. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  6. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  7. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case.
To install:
  1. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  2. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  3. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  4. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  5. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  6. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  7. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  8. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  9. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation.

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Feb 08, 2011 | 1993 Ford Taurus

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1990 taurus steps to replacing heater core


Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif
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Jan 30, 2011 | 1990 Ford Taurus

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Heat in my 1994 Mercury Grand marquis stopped working abruptley. What should I be checking for? Core not clogged or leaking.


sudden failures are usually the blend door actuator. Unfortunately, you have to remove the dash to get the actuator out. It sits on top of the heater box in the second picture below. I have pasted the procedure below from autozone.com. Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6235876-no_heat_fan_blowing_cold_air . If you get stuck, please get back to me, and thanks for using FixYa.

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1992-98 Vehicles

  1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Properly disarm the air bag system; see Chassis Electrical .
  4. Remove the right and left mouldings from the instrument panel by pulling up and snapping out of the retainers.
  5. Remove the right and left lower insulator panels from the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the 5 bolts retaining the lower instrument panel steering column cover and remove the cover.
  7. Remove the 2 bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
  8. Pull up to unsnap the upper finish panel and remove the upper finish panel.
  9. Remove the ignition lock cylinder; refer to Suspension & Steering .
  10. Remove the tilt lever and the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  11. Disconnect the wiring from the steering column switches and the transmission range selector cable from the column.

Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
  1. Place a cover on the front seat to protect it from damage.
  2. Remove the 4 nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel and lower the column on the front seat.
  3. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
  4. Open the glove compartment door and depress the sides inward.
  5. Lower the glove compartment assembly toward the floor.
  6. Through the left side of the glove compartment opening, remove the 2 bolts retaining the instrument panel to the dash panel brace.
  7. Remove the right and left cowl trim panels.
  8. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom from the engine compartment on both the right and left sides.
  9. Disengage the rubber grommets from the dash panel, then feed the wire loom through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
  10. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
  11. Remove the 2 lower bolts retaining the instrument panel to the A-pillar.
  12. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings, and by reaching under the instrument panel, detach all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, demister hose, heater-A/C vacuum lines and radio antenna.
  13. Close the glove compartment door and support the instrument panel.
  14. Remove the 5 screws retaining the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires.
  15. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  16. If the instrument panel is being replaced, transfer all parts to the new panel.

To install:
  1. Carefully position the instrument panel in the vehicle and install the 5 screws retaining the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top.
  2. Open the glove compartment door and depress the sides inward to lower the glove compartment assembly toward the floor.
  3. Attach the radio antenna and all electrical connections and vacuum lines.
  4. Install the 2 lower bolts retaining the instrument panel to the A-pillar and tighten to 17-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).
  5. Connect the instrument panel wires at the right and left cowl sides.
  6. Feed the main wire loom through the hole in the dash panel into the engine compartment.
  7. Secure the rubber grommets in the dash panel.
  8. Connect the main wire loom wires on the right and left sides.
  9. Install the right and left cowl trim panels.
  10. Install the bolts retaining the instrument panel to the dash panel brace.
  11. Close the glove compartment door.
  12. Remove the lock cylinder from the steering column.
  13. Raise the column into position and install the 4 retaining nuts. Tighten to 15-25 ft. lbs. (21-34 Nm).
  14. Connect the transmission range selector cable to the steering column and the wiring to the steering column switches.
  15. Install the steering column shrouds and the tilt lever.
  16. Install the ignition lock cylinder.
  17. Install the upper finish panel.
  18. Install the reinforcement under the steering column and tighten the bolts to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
  19. Install the lower instrument panel steering column cover and tighten the bolts to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm).
  20. Install the lower insulator panels and the instrument panel mouldings.
  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
  22. Enable the air bag system.
  23. Check operation of all instruments, lights, controls and the A/C-heater system.
  24. Check the air bag indicator operation.

Dec 25, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Where is the heater core located


Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif

Dec 19, 2010 | 1987 Ford Taurus

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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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02 dodge caravan dash lights dont work and i dont see a fuse for dash lights


you have a fuse/relay box under the hood. lift the cover off box and look inside cover for correct fuse/relay. there is another fuse/relay panel under the dash to the left side of steering column. to access this panel u will need to remove the lower steering column cover and kneepad. hope this will help you in finding the problem.

Apr 17, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Need to remove ignition switch in my 1986 cutless to put new one in. how do I remove the old one.


Removal & Installation
NOTE This is an extremely difficult and lengthy procedure. You must remove the steering column from the vehicle and disassemble major portions of it. Because the column is collapsible in an accident, it is necessary that it be handled with care to avoid distortion of major parts. It must not be dropped, hammered on or even leaned on, or vitally important parts may deform. The procedure for replacing the ignition switch on tilt type columns is not included here because it involves substantial additional work and the use of several expensive special tools. Unless you are rather experienced, we recommend that the job be left to a competent professional mechanic.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the clamp bolt from the steering coupling at the lower end of the steering column shaft (located near the steering box, under the hood).
  2. Disconnect the shift linkage from the shift tube lever at the lower end of the column.
  3. Remove the steering wheel with a puller, as described above.
  4. Remove the left sound insulator and lower column cover.
  5. Remove the trim cap or lower trim panel from the instrument panel, depending on equipment.
  6. Remove the steering column cover and toe-pan attaching screws. Remove the shift indicator needle from the shift bowl.
  7. Securely support the column in position and remove the two nuts attaching the column to the underside of the instrument panel.
  8. Lower the column carefully, being careful to retain any spacers that may have been used in order. Disconnect the wiring. Then, carefully remove the column from the inside of the vehicle.
  9. Begin disassembling the column, removing the lock plate, canceling cam, and turn signal switch. See the "Turn Signal" Removal & Installation procedure above.
  10. Remove the ignition lock and key warning switch as described below.
  11. Remove the spring and bolt assembly, and the associated thrust washer. Then, remove the rack preload spring, switch rack, and actuator assembly.
  12. Remove the upper shift lever spring. Then, remove the gear shift lever bowl.
  13. Remove the shift bowl shroud and bowl lower bearing.
  14. Unhook and remove the dimmer switch actuating rod. Remove the attaching nut and remove the dimmer switch.
  15. Remove the attaching screw and stud and remove the ignition switch, disassembling the actuating rod from the hole in the sliding actuator.

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Replacing the ignition switch

To install:
  1. Move the ignition switch sliding actuator all the way to the left (ACC) position. Then, move it two detents (OFF-UNLOCK) position to the right.
  2. Then, position the actuating rod hole in the sliding actuator, and install the ignition switch, stud, and mounting screw.
  3. Install the dimmer switch with its attaching nut tightened only loosely. Then, depress the switch slightly until you can insert a 3/32 in. drill through the hole in the switch housing and slider. Force the switch upward to remove any lash and tighten the mounting screw with the switch in this position.
  4. Put the shifter in NEUTRAL and install the shift lever.
  5. Install the shift bowl shroud and bowl lower bearing.
  6. Install the rack preload spring, switch rack, and actuator assembly. Install the spring and bolt assembly, and the associated thrust washer.
  7. Install the ignition lock and key warning switch as described below.
  8. Reinstall the column into the vehicle. Make sure when assembling the lower and upper dash covers that they can slide on the column. If the bracket which mounts the column to the dash has been removed, install the bolts in this order:
    • Left rear
    • Left front
    • Right front
    • Right rear
Tighten the bolts just snug to avoid distorting the column.
  1. Install the switch connector to the ignition switch. Then, position the column in the body and support it there. Install the lockwashers and nuts for the coupling and tighten them. Then, loosely assemble the nuts fastening the mounting bracket for the column to the lower side of the instrument panel.
  2. Position the lower cover to the firewall and ensure that the cover is lined up by starting the left lower screw. Then, install and tighten the right lower screw. Then, tighten the left lower screw. Finally, install and tighten the two screws that fit into the top of the cover.
  3. Tighten first the screw for the left side of the cover clamp; then tighten the screw for the right side of the cover clamp. Finally, install and tighten the remaining cover screws.
  4. Finally, tighten the nuts fastening the column to the underside of the dash. Reinstall the bolt for the steering coupling clamp.
  5. Install the lock plate, canceling cam, and turn signal switch. See the "Turn Signal" Removal & Installation procedure in this section.
  6. Connect the wiring.
  7. Securely support the column in position and install the two nuts attaching the column to the underside of the instrument panel.
  8. Install the shift indicator needle from the shift bowl. Install the steering column cover and toe-pan attaching screws.
  9. Install the trim cap or lower trim panel to the instrument panel, depending on equipment.
  10. Install the left sound insulator and lower column cover.
  11. Install the steering wheel, as described above.
  12. Connect the shift linkage to the shift tube lever at the lower end of the column.
  13. Install the clamp bolt to the steering coupling at the lower end of the steering column shaft (located near the steering box, under the hood).
  14. Connect the negative battery cable and check all column operations for free movement and smooth operation.

Feb 15, 2010 | 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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How do i get the turn signal flasher out of my 1995 chevy lumina


Should just plug in (2 prongs) Not sure if you have Lumina van (on firewall just left of steering column under instrument panel) or sedan/coupe (driver side under dash, on passenger side of steering column)

Apr 24, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Lumina

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Replace dimmer switch in 1997 honda civic hatchback


In 96-98 Civics the dimmer simply pushes in under the left dash vent and is held in place on both sides by metal flexing tabs (no screws). If it were possible to grab it you could pull it straight out with a bit of rocking / side to side motion to help to release it. Unfortunately the proper way to remove it requires removing the lower panel as follows:

You need to remove the plastic cover panel that is underneath the steering column (the one with the switches, coin pocket, and fuse box cover built in). To do this you remove three screws (one above the switches on the upper left, one in the lower left corner, and one on the lower right. You will then need to pull the bottom edge out slightly from the dash and tug the entire panel down towards the floor of the car as gently as possible. You will be pulling out three metal snap-in retainers at the top of the panel, two on the left and one on the right. It is often hard to remove plastic panels without damaging them so be careful. Now unplug the switches (mirror, sunroof, fog light) and set the panel aside. At this point you can easily reach behind the dimmer switch, push it out, pull it through the front of the dash, and unplug it.

Hope this helps

Feb 19, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Main Relay on 92 Honda Accord


HI...
On you Honda Accord the main relay is located.
On left side of dash, under the Instrument Panel. Left side of the Steering Column.
To get axces You will need to Remove the Cruise Control Module. That is attached with 2, 10mm screws. one on the Steering column, the other one at the dash braket.
after you remove the cruise control module, you will see a Little Box Gray colour, Is a Relay more biger than a Regular Relay.
The NUMBER on the RELAY is : RZ0088.

OK.. I hope this help on your question.
Thank you for use fixya.

Aug 16, 2008 | 1992 Honda Accord

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