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Steering wheel gear is stripped

I removed the steering wheel and housing next to the steering wheel. There is a phillips head screw in the bottom of the Steering column shaft, just underneath the actual gear. I absolutely cannot get it to turn loose, so I wonder if I'm doing this thing right or not. Any suggestions?

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Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Remove the horn pad on the steering wheel-Phillips head screws from the back side of wheel. Then loosen the nut on the steering wheel center. Mark the steering wheel to column shaft position, so the wheel goes back in exact same position on the shaft. You may need a steering wheel puller to get the wheel off the shaft, not always, but sometimes the wheel is on pretty tight. Do not hammer on the wheel to get it off, use a puller if needed. These pullers are at parts stores and not expensive.

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steps required to remove and replace indicator switch assembly.
1.disconnect the battery earth lead.
2.from the rear of the steering wheel remove the screws retaining the horn pad..
3.lift the horn assembly away from the steering wheel far enough to remove wiring.
4.Once that is done then move to the next step.
5.Remove the locknut and steering wheel nut .
6.then mark the end of the steering shaft and the steering wheel to correctly relocate and install in same position.
7.then with the correct tool remove the steering wheel from shaft.
8.then once the steering wheel is removed you can then move on to removing the lower steering column cover screw and then remove cover.
9.disconnect the wiring from the multi point connector under instrument panel.
10.release and free wiring harness.
11.unscrew and remove the hazard switch knob.
12.remove the dipper-wiper switch securing screw and manoeurve the switch upwards.guiding the wiring through the column.
13.you will actual find there are 3 phillip head screws securing the switch to lever switch to the combination switch.

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Hello there, here are a few tips to guide you through.

  • Disconnect the negative battery connection cable from the battery terminal. Remove both the upper and lower steering column covers by either unscrewing them or unclipping them, depending on your car make and model. You may need to use a small pry bar to remove the upper and lower steering column covers, if so, use caution and take your time, you don't want to shatter or crack the plastic covers.
  • Remove the steering wheel cover and unscrew the steering wheel from the steering column, there should be six bolts securing it in place. Pull the steering wheel off the shaft slightly and make a mark on both the steering wheel and the shaft to make it easier to line up during the reassembly process. Disconnect the horn wire from the steering wheel by pulling on the boot --- not the wire itself --- to avoid any damage. Pull the steering wheel straight back and remove it entirely from the assembly.
  • Remove the spacer sleeve off the steering column. Remove the large center nut and washer from the steering column that secures the steering wheel adapter in place. Don't remove the steering wheel adapter until you have made a mark on it and the shaft so that you can properly realign them when reassembling. Gently remove the adapter by pulling straight back on it and set it aside.
  • Remove the three screws securing the stock in position. Remove the screws securing the plastic casing around the stock and take the casing off. Carefully pull the stock away from the steering column and gently guide the wires out until they have cleared the steering column, revealing the ignition switch assembly. You don't have to remove the wires from the stock; it's light enough to hang by the wires and not cause damage. Just pull out enough so that it's out of the way. In some cases, the stock will come apart in two pieces. If that's the case, slide off the first piece of the stock and unscrew the second piece, which is usually the piece that connects to your signal switch. Pull it off and bring it together with the first piece of the stock.
  • Remove the small plastic spacer collar around the steering column by gently prying it back inch by inch. Remove the Allen head bolt located on the underside of the steering column and pull back the assembly with the ignition switch. Unplug the wires from the back of the ignition switch and pull it away from the steering column.
  • Insert your key into the ignition and turn it to the locked position. Unscrew the small Phillips screw securing the ignition switch in the ignition switch assembly and slide it out. Put your new ignition switch into the ignition switch assembly and reassemble the entire steering system in the reverse order. Some ignition switch models will require you to depress a retaining pin with a small screwdriver while the key is in the locked position to remove it from the assembly. If your ignition switch is not secured with a small Phillips screw, look for the retaining pin.

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Welcome to Fixya

Here's the procedure on how to remove and install the ignition switch.


Removal
1.1
Disconnect the car's negative battery cable.
2.2
Insert the key into the lock cylinder and turn it to the Accessory position--turn it to the left. Make sure the front wheels are facing straight ahead before you do this.
3.3
Pry off the covers on the sides of the steering wheel concealing the air bag's mounting screws. Remove the screws with a Torx wrench, pull the air bag off the wheel and disconnect its electrical connectors.
4.4
Remove the steering wheel--unplug the electrical connector to the horn and cruise control, remove the wheel's retaining nut with a wrench, mark the hub's relationship to the steering shaft with tape and remove the wheel with a steering wheel puller.
5.5
Remove the steering column covers by removing the two Phillips screws on the sides and separating the two halves of the covers.
6.6
Unplug the electrical connectors for the ignition switch.
7.7
Unscrew the retaining screws for the ignition switch with a screwdriver and pull the switch out of the lock cylinder's housing.
Installation
8.1
Insert the replacement ignition switch into the lock cylinder housing--the lock cylinder must still be in the Accessory position--and secure it with the retaining screws. Connect the electrical connectors to the switch.
9.2
Connect the steering column covers to the column and secure them with their Phillips screws.
10.3
Install the steering wheel to the column, then connect the air bag to the wheel with its electrical connector and Torx screws.
11.4
Re-connect the battery cable.

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The actual switch is under the steering wheel. You have to use a steering wheel puller to get the steering wheel off. You also need a special tool to compress the shifter locking plate spring. Then you can check the switch to see if it's working. I have pasted the instructions below if you want to go at it. Let me know if you have questions.

The following procedure requires the use of the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Refer to the Steering Wheel, Removal and Installation procedures in this section and remove the steering wheel.
  3. If necessary, remove the steering column-to-lower instrument panel cover. Disengage the electrical harness connector from the steering column jacket (under the dash).
  4. Using a small prytool, insert into the slots between the steering shaft lock plate cover and the steering column housing, then pry upward to remove the cover from the lock plate.
  5. Using the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653-A or equivalent, screw the center shaft onto the steering shaft (as far as it will go), then screw the center post nut clockwise until the lock plate is compressed.
  6. Using a small prybar, carefully pry the snapring from the steering shaft slot.

If the steering column is being disassembled on a bench, the steering shaft will slide out of the mast jacket when the snapring is removed.
  1. Remove the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent, and the lock plate.
  2. Remove the multi-function lever-to-switch screw and the lever.
  3. To remove the hazard warning switch, press the knob inward and unscrew it.
  4. Remove the turn signal switch assembly-to-steering column screws.
  5. Lift the turn signal switch assembly from the steering column, then slide the electrical connector through the column housing and the protector.

If the steering column is the tilting type, position the steering housing into the Low position.
  1. To remove the harness cover, pull it toward the lower end of the column; be careful not to damage the wires.
  2. To remove the wire protector, grab the protector's tab with a pair of pliers, then pull the protector downward, out of the steering column.

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There are special tools that are needed. If you don't have them, I wouldn't advise that you attempt the repair. However, some auto parts stores, such as Auto Zone, will lend you the tools at no charge, but you must leave a deposit to cover the cost of replacement, in the event that you do not bring them back.

First, DISCONNECT the battery. Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag, so it's important to remove the power source before removing the air bag.

Next, located the screws on the back side of the steering wheel. You will most likely need a 7mm socket to remove them. After removing the screws, you should then be able to remove the combination air bag with attached horn pad. Don't yank on it, but once you carefully pull the cover away from the steering column, remove the wires attaching the air bag to the connector plug, and also remove the horn wire by twisting counter-clockwise. You will then see a lock nut holding the steering wheel securely onto the steering shaft. Remove this with the correct size socket, by firmly grasping the steering column with one hand, and turning the ratchet counter clockwise with the other. It might be easier to leave the steering wheel locked, or else have someone hole the wheel in place while you turn the ratchet. Once you have removed the nut, you will next attach the locking plate compressing tool by turning it clockwise on the steering shaft until seated. Using a wrench at the top, usually a 9/16", hold that portion in place while turning the bigger nut that makes the arms compress the locking plate. Once you move the locking plate down about an 1/8th of an inch, you will see the locking ring, which you carefully remove using a flat tip screwdriver. Slide that ring upwards over the shaft of the compression tool, the remove the tool. The locking plate will now be free. You now need to remove the 4 way flasher knob on the outside of the upper steering column, using a #1 posi-drive phillips screwdriver, or at least a good quality #1 screwdriver that isn't damaged at the tip. Remove the turn signal cancel cam, which also protrudes through the locking plate you just removed. It is also used for the horn and air bag. Be careful how you remove it. Next, you will see a pan head phillips screw, that secures a small actuator arm that runs to the turn signal/headlight dimmer lever, to the left of the steering shaft. Carefully note the position of the arm before removing, so you know how it goes back into place when reattaching. You will then remove three attaching screws holding the turn signal switch into place. Once you remove those screws, pull the switch out just far enough so that you can see the bolt to the right of the steering shaft, that holds the ignition lock cyliner in place. Once you remove that bolt, which will be black in color, make sure the ignition switch is in the run position, the pull it straight out. Repeat this process in reverse order to reinstall.

Now, if you really did mean ignition switch and not ignition lock cylinder, you will need to remove the trim cover below the dash, and most likely the hard plastic trim directly below the steering column itself. That will be another metal bracket behind that, which is usually found on vehicles equipped with airbags. Remove that bracket. After that, look up at the bottom of the steering column. You will see a black bracket attached to the steering column itself. Remove the four 13mm bolts, two on each side, that are used to secure the bracket to the column. Next, remove the two 15mm nuts holding the bracket itself to the underside of the dash. You will then be able to lower the column, at which time you will see the inition switch. Remove the 8mm head screws that attach the ignition switch to the steering column. When installing the new switch, be sure to have the rod with the bend on the end of it, fit securely up into the switch, before installing and tightening the mounting screws. Only put the screws in finger tight, or if using a socket and ratchet, to night tighten down all the way. Make sure the ignition lock cyliner is in the lock position, and the key is out if it wasn't done so already. Now yo can tighten down the screws and reinstall the parts you removed in the reverse order of removal.
Hope this helps.

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For this repair you will need a 6mm Allen key or socket, long no. 1 phillips screwdriver, 24mm socket with extension and ratchet handle and a T20 Torx driver or socket.

Park the vehicle and make sure the front wheels are straight and the steering wheel centred. Remove the negative battery terminal (make sure you have the radio code first!). Loosen the two 6mm Allen bolts on the back of the steering wheel and CAREFULLY remove the airbag by pulling straight out on the orange connector on the back of the airbag. Always store the airbag, when removed from the vehicle, with the side facing the driver in the UP position, preferably out of the vehicle.

Loosen and remove the 24mm nut in the centre of the steering wheel. Make note of the position of the wheel relative to the steering shaft with a marker or scribe. Do not remove the steering wheel from the shaft as yet. Next remove the two phillips screws from the recess holes in the bottom steering column cover. Loosen the locking handle under the steering column to allow it to drop down and with the handle still loose, remove the Torx bolt from the centre of the lower cover. Next, remove the upper steering column cover and disconnect the two wiring connectors that come from the back of the steering wheel. With those two wires disconnected, remove the steering wheel by pulling it straight off towards you. Place the steering wheel on a bench or other flat surface so the wiring and connectors are not damaged.

Remove the three small phillips head screws from the lower steering column cover that were behind the steering wheel and carefully pull the cover free around the ignition tumbler. You now have access to the turn signal, headlamp and wiper switches. Be careful when removing electrical connectors and be sure to note the position of all screws and other fasteners.

Reinstall in the reverse order and follow procedure for entering radio code and resetting auto down feature on LH and RH front windows.

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For this procedure you will need a 6mm Allen key or socket, long no. 1 phillips screwdriver, 24mm socket with extension and ratchet handle.

Park the vehicle and make sure the front wheels are straight and the steering wheel centred. Remove the negative battery terminal (make sure you have the radio code first!). Under no circumstances is the airbag to be removed with the battery still connected. Serious injury can result!!

Loosen the two 6mm Allen bolts on the back of the steering wheel and CAREFULLY remove the airbag by pulling straight out on the orange connector on the back of the airbag. Always store the airbag, when removed from the vehicle, with the side facing the driver in the UP position, preferably out of the vehicle.

Loosen and remove the 24mm nut in the centre of the steering wheel. Make note of the position of the wheel relative to the steering shaft with a marker or scribe. Do not remove the steering wheel from the shaft as yet. Next remove the two phillips screws from the recessed holes in the bottom steering column cover. Next, remove the upper steering column cover and disconnect the two wiring connectors that come from the back of the steering wheel. Carefully remove the wires from the retainers on the steering column. With those two wires disconnected, remove the steering wheel by pulling it straight off towards you. Place the steering wheel on a bench or other flat surface so the wiring and connectors are not damaged.

Installation is in the reverse order.

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How do i get the ignition switch off my 1997 vw golf i took off the safety boly steering wheel and all plug conectors just left with shaft and spring


This is a how-to from VWVortex.com

You WILL need the following,
10MM wrench
13MM wrench and socket or another wrench.
a eyeglasses phillips head screwdriver. (very small)
a regular size phillips head screwdriver
new ignition switch
vice grips (may not need them)
Instructions.
1. lock the steering wheel, and make note where it was just incase.
2. disconnect the battery with 10mm wrench.
3. remove the plastic around/behind the steering wheel by the two screws underneath using a phillips head screw driver.
4. now go under the dash, and remove the plastic peices covering up the steering wheel axel. and unscrew the bolt using a 13MM wrench&socket. Its a "U" joint.
5. Unplug everything behind the wheel including the ignition and the airbag.
6. using a vice grip, or your fingers if it is loose, to unscrew a gold bolt on the left side of the steering wheel column, its right behind the steering wheel on left underside.
7. Gently pull out the steering wheel, and the whole thing, including the axel, and steering wheel will comeout, be careful the end of it is greasy.
8. now with a small screwdriver (phillips), eyeglasses size is what i used, remove the screw where the ignition switch is, its a pretty long screw so it may take some time and it the switch wont come out until its fully unscrewed.
9. replace everything opposite of how it was took out.
Note- when your putting the steering wheel axel back, be sure to put back the large spring and align the axel correctly.



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