Signals or flashers dont work
Remove the battery cable, or you may drain the battery!
Under the steerng column, there are three phillips head screws. Remove these, lower the steering column, and remove the tilt lever, Chilton's says you may need a small wrench to remove that lever. Remove the lower portion of the steering column cowl. Insert the ignition key, and turn to the running position. Since you have disconnected the battery cable, the car should not turn over. When you look at the bottom of the steering column, under the lock cylinder, you will see a round spot with a smaller circle in the middle. Use a small screwdriver or awl to depress the center spot. You should now be able to pull the lock cylinder out, and remove the top of the steering column cowl. On the very top of the steering column, you will see the connector to the multi-function switch. If the locking clips are broken, as they probably will be, as your car is now 20 years old, you have a problem. Pretty easy to fix. If you look carefully at the connector, you will notice there are two groups of wire, one on each side, with no wires in the middle of the connector. .Here is a better idea than Fords. Pull the connector up, and get yourself some slack! Make certain that the steering column is at it's lowest position, and that when you plug the connector in, it is not being pulled on.Then using a small drill, maybe 1/8 inch, carefully drill right next to the little nub, that USED to hold the locking clip. Then put a 1" screw into the hole. That should hold it! Now reassemble the steering column. Watch for the "key in ignition sensor contact. The clip that holds that in place is very small. Mine was also broken. I put a little bit of silicone adhesive on it, pressed it back into place, and wrapped two wraps of electrician's tape around it, making sure that the tape was stuck onto itself. I know, this all sounds so tacky! Get a clue! Your car is 20 years old. You are going to need to get creative to keep it running!
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Nov 25, 2009 |
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee