Re: 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera turn signal problem
The sswitch is in the steering wheel you must remove the steering wheel being carful to disconnect the airbags in the proper procedure so it wont go off and, the switch will be behind there it is part of the multifunction switch.
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the steering wheel, and then remove the steering column covers.
Remove the turn signal and wiper switches.
Disconnect the ignition switch wiring.
Remove the clamping washer, spring and contact ring from the steering column, and then remove the lock housing up off the column tube and steering column.
Remove the ignition switch mounting fastener and remove the switch.
Installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following:
Press the contact ring, spring and clamping washer onto the steering column using a properly sized and sturdy metal pipe or tube. If after installation of the clamping washer, the steering column is not projecting out far enough, pull the steering column out further.
GM multi-function switches (the switch on the steering column) are VERY involved to replace (unlike Dodge and Ford)! in most cases, you have to tear half the steering column apart to gain access to its mounts. You are better off taking the car to a mechanic if that is the case.
On Deville and Fleetwood, remove the left lower sound insulator. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the left side sound insulator.
Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and detach the yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column.
Remove the steering wheel.
Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK position to prevent the SIR coil assembly from going off-center.
Remove the SIR coil assembly retaining ring and the coil assembly. Allow the coil to hang freely.
WARNING The SIR coil assembly will become off-center if the steering column is separated from the steering gear and is allowed to rotate or if the centering spring is pushed down, letting the hub rotate while the coil is removed from the column.
Remove the wave washer.
Use tool J-23653-C or equivalents, to depress the shaft lock, then remove and discard the shaft lock retaining ring.
Remove the shaft lock.
Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
Remove the upper bearing spring, upper bearing inner race seat and inner race.
Move the turn signal switch to the RIGHT TURN position.
On Deville, Fleetwood, and 1990 Eldorado, and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
Make sure the lever is in the OFF position.
Remove the access cover from the steering column housing.
Detach the cruise control wiring connector. Note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
Pull the lever straight out of the turn signal switch.
On Eldorado and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
On 1992-93 vehicles, slide the connector cover toward the front of the vehicle.
Unplug the electrical connector. On 1991 vehicles, note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
Push the lever straight in, rotate clockwise 1?4 turn and pull the lever out of the switch.
On Deville, Fleetwood, and Eldorado and Seville, remove the screw, button, spring, and hazard warning switch knob.
On Deville and Fleetwood, remove the one signal switch arm retaining screw. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the 2 signal switch arm retaining screws. Remove the signal switch arm.
Remove the turn signal switch retaining screws.
Remove the wiring protector and detach the turn signal switch connector.
Gently pull the wire harness through the column and remove the turn signal switch.
Well this is a long process but ive done quite a few of them. The first thing is to remove the airbag if your suv has one. Im pretty sure that in 1990 they didnt use them in this vehicle.The first step without an airbag is to remove the steering wheel. You will need to remove the horn cover to access the 21/22mm nut holding the steering wheel on. Be sure to not break the wire going to lthe horn switch inside the cover. push in and turn left on the plastic locker that holds the wire into the column and remove it. Then, after removing the nut holding the horn on, u must use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel from the shaft.[normally auto zone will rent these pullers].read the directions of the puller to remove.then there will be what is called a clock spring assy if you have steering controls for the radio. If not the steering lock mechanism will be next. This requires a 90degree angled pick and another special tool to press the lock mechanism down off of the hog nose ring holding the steering lock ring in place.[possibly at auto zone again]. Once again read the direction of use for that special tool. Now you are almost there.Remove the hazard switch phillips head screw.Remove the phillips head screws holding the turn signal assembly onto the steering column[should be four]] and the two holding the lever onto the switch.Remove the drivers side lower dash panel to access the wiring block that has the rectangler conector end of the turn signal assembly attached to it. normally you can use a small screw driver to pry it out of the wiring block. To remove the old turn signal assembly just cut the wires from it at the top near the working part of the assembly .The next step is the hardest because you have to route the new turn signal wiring down through the steering column like the old one was.Tke some electrical tape and attach the new turn signal wiring to the old wiring and guide it down the column as your removing the old at the same time. Make sure to have the rectangler portion of the new wiring at the right angle when taping so theat it fits going through the steering column....Now just reverse this procedure to finish the install....Note that if you are not careful, the loose turn signal lever will allow the high/low beam switch mechanism to fall out of the actual high/low beam switch attached to the steering colmn.there are a couple more things like a flex type washer and the white horn mechanism to remove suring this removal process. Just keep all your parts in the order removed and all should be well....told ya it was long!!! If you have any questions, just e-mail me and i will help more if i can....Hope you have much luck with this job, [email protected]
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.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Refer to the Steering Wheel, Removal and Installation procedures in this section and remove the steering wheel.
If necessary, remove the steering column-to-lower instrument panel cover. Disengage the electrical harness connector from the steering column jacket (under the dash).
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.
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.
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.
Remove the GM Lock Plate Compressor tool No. J-23653 or equivalent, and the lock plate.
Remove the multi-function lever-to-switch screw and the lever.
To remove the hazard warning switch, press the knob inward and unscrew it.
Remove the turn signal switch assembly-to-steering column screws.
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.
To remove the harness cover, pull it toward the lower end of the column; be careful not to damage the wires.
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.
If it is an auto trans with column shift, that switch is on the steering column, above the brake pedal, close to the floorboard. Might need to lower the upper end of the steering column where it bolts under the dash to get to it.
Here is what MOTOR says to do. If you have Tilt and/or Telescopic steering wheel the column needs to come off the dash and the mounting bracket removed so the cover on the wire harness can be removed. It is mounted with screws. On the others the wire cover is held on with clips and need to come off. The shift lever has to be full clockwise on all models except Tilt. On Tilt wheels position the gear shift at the midway point. Unplug the wire harness and remove the screw for the turn signal lever and then the lever. If you have cruise, let it hang. Remove the hazard warning switch and upper bearing retainer mounting screws. Pull the switch from the column carefully, guiding the wires through the column opening. Installation is the reverse.Hope this helps.
hi how are you? the turn signal switch is behind your steering wheel in the column.must remove horn assembly.then steering wheel,use puller to remove wheel.next remove clip that holds steel plate.(tool required).remove plate.then remove any steering column covers/plastic.then remove screws for turn signal switch.unplug wires and remove.then reinstall in reverse.
This is the most common problem with this type of steering column and
it becomes loose by using the steering wheel to get in and out of the
car. The answer here is general and there will be some slight
differences as it pertains to your car.
I have been asked where to get a good blow up drawing of the column and
the problem is that even the service manuals don't tell you all you
need to know.
You will need to purchase or rent at a parts store a steering wheel
puller. A lock plate compression tool and a pivot pin removal tool.
I don't know of a good blow up. Commonly factory service manuals will
have you take apart things that are not supposed to come apart. The
bearings are most likely not the problem but the 4 yoke bolts are. They
commonly come loose by grabbing the steering wheel to get in.
Remove the horn pad (7 mm or 9/32 either will work on the back of the
steering wheel. Push downward on cancel cam tower and turn counter
clockwise. The horn wire is now disconnected. Remove 13/16 steering
wheel nut. Index marks may be hard to see. Take a screwdriver and put
on upper shaft and tap. Put adjoining mark on wheel if these factory
marks can't be seen. It is for reassembly and so that the steering
wheel is put on the way it was taken off. Never use a hammer on the
upper shaft to remove steering wheel!Install puller using 2(2) 5/16x 16
x 3 bolts. Draw the wheel off. Install rented lock plate removal tool.
Note the position for reassembly. Compress lock plate down and remove
snap ring by holding one side with a flat blade screwdriver. Insert an
ice pick awl at the ring opening and bring upward. Remove lock plate.
Take note for reassembly that lock plate only fits one way om the
splines. There is a matching broach (Tooth missing on lock plate and
spline missing on shaft. Pull off cancel cam and upper shaft spring.
Take a small Phillips and push in on the 4 way flasher and unscrew.
Hold together while unscrewing so it does not fall apart on you. Take a
Phillips and remove the turn signal screws and the turn signal pivot.
Pay attention to how this pivot slides in the groove of the wiper
Here comes the fun part____
Remove the screws from the panel under the steering column.--- The
shift bowl is located where you shift the transmission. Below the bowl
leading under the dash is the lower shift bowl shroud. On the passenger
side of the shift bowl under the dash will be a clip and string. Remove
the clip by pulling it off the lower bowl shroud. You are doing this so
you don't wreck the PRNDL.
Under the dash remove the (2) 9/16 nuts that hold the steering column
bracket on. Remove the (4)1/2" bolts that hold the bracket to the
column. Underneath the dash on the passenger side of the steering
column will be a plastic sleeve holding the wiring. Pull away from
column and the downward. Don't worry about the gray thin shroud. That's
just for the cruise wire which when putting back together can be
installed in the main black plastic shroud.
Push upward on turn signal wiring from its column bracket. You may no
have to disconnect any wiring. Go back to top of steering column.
Remove (3) #2 Phillips screws. Make sure keys are not in ignition lock.
Take hook tool and grab edge of key buzzer and pull upward. Steel
retainer spring will fall out for key buzzer when you remove upper
cover. Watch for it. Its about an inch long, doubled up piece of black
spring steel. Set to side when you get that far. Next remove the
ignition lock cylinder by inserting a screwdriver into the clip at the
rear of the lock inside the steering column. Pull lock out. Pull upper
cover upward and let hang by wiring. You will find at the tilt lever
there is another part to the upper cover. Look for a piece of white
plastic with a circular end that slides on the inside of the cover
(left side). This is called the high beam actuator. Leave the tilt
lever and end cap attached. Tilt the bearing housing to full upward
tilt. Insert a Phillips into the square hole in the tilt spring
retainer cap. Push down and turn counter clockwise. Grab spring and
retainer and remove.
Insert pivot pin tool on passenger side of column. Now, once you have
screwed the tool into the pivot pin, do not over tighten. Hold the
screw head with 3/8 wrench. Use ½ open end to draw nut down. If it
seems like the pin is seized tilt the column up and down a couple of
times. Usually there is not a problem, but trust me, you don't want to
break the puller off in the pivot pin. Repeat on left side. Hold your
foot on the brake. Pull on tilt lever while with tilting in upward
position, go a little left and remove housing. The ignition actuator
rod will become disconnected with the rack. The rack has a loop on one
end and teeth on the other. Set it to the side. Do not let the upper
shaft fall downward. It could fall off or the little shaft inside could
fall out. You will see (4) inverted torx bolts. Some people will remove
one at a time and install locktite. I have never done this and have
never had one come back. Its up to you. If you intend to use the
steering wheel for getting in and out of the car you may want to use
Now, you do not need a special socket here. Use a ¼ nut driver with
both hands and tighten. Then use a vice grips, wrench, whatever you can
to tighten these bolts. They are tight enough when the socket starts to
slip. Do not tighten any tighter than this. To install the rack insert
a screwdriver into the slot of the geared sector on the left side of
the bearing housing. Rotate sector far enough where you can slide the
rack in. You need to line up the big tooth in the sector to the big
tooth opening in the rack. Once this is done pull the spring towards
you either with your fingers or needle nose and insert spring into slot
on sector. Take the ignition actuator rod on the left side of the
column and pull until dash lights come on. Make sure it is set into the
groove. Grab the bearing housing with both hands. As you are getting
close to the steering column you need to take the loop from the rack
and put it over the end of the ignition actuator rod. The high beam
actuator rod that is bent outward goes through the big hole on the left
and let it just hang. Once looped around pull on tilt lever and install
bearing housing slightly tilting up and down once attached. Insert
pivot pin. Insert other pivot pin. Insert bearing race, retainer and
spring on upper shaft. Hold the spring downward with one hand and tilt
the column up and down with other hand. This helps center the race and
it also checks the tilt. Next, take a needle nose and turn lock shaft
on right side of bearing housing. Engine should start. Put shaft in
lock position. Hold the spring on the upper shaft while tapping on
pivot pins till flush. Put in full upper tilt and install tilt spring.
Push downward and push cap with screwdriver downward and turn clock
wise till seated.
Under dash on driver's side of column you will see high beam switch.
The rod fits in the center of this switch. Back at the column to make
sure the high beams work, push on the rod. You will hear a clicking.
Take the high beam actuator and insert it into the groove in the cover.
Make sure circular end is facing towards the lever. You need to slide
this actuator all the way forward. When looking down the rounded end
should be facing downward towards the floor. You will see where this
cover rests on the bearing housing. Hold cover up against housing by
the tilt lever. With the other hand insert the upper cover back on the
column. As you are doing all this pull on the wiring from under column.
Line up lock pin in cover. Take an awl to line up high beam actuator
with cover. Cover will lie down on column once lined up. Hold cover
downward and pull back towards you the turn signal lever to make sure
high beam switch works. Pull wires at bottom of column gently accept
for turn signal. Inert three # 50 torx. Insert ignition lock cylinder
and retaining screw. Take awl and push button up from lock cylinder
from key buzzer hole. Insert key buzzer spring to key buzzer. Squeeze
and insert into hole and push down. Install turn signal switch and pull
wires at bottom of column gently where turn signal switch lines up.
Insert three screws. Line up ball from turn signal pivot into wiper
switch groove, line up with t/s hole and insert screw. This screw has a
Install 4 way flasher. Install cancel cam as you marked it for
disassembly. Install lock plate. Wheel has to be lined up with the
index marks. Install. Insert horn wire into cancel cam tower and press
down on cap and turn clockwise. Install horn pad. Under dash install
plastic wiring shroud. Reinstall t/s connector on column. Install
bracket. Attach steering column to dash. Hold the brake. Put trans in
neutral. Pull on string and install clip so PRNDL says neutral. Put
trans in PARK. Start engine. Check PRNDL when putting in drive. You may
have to adjust clip's position to get this lined up. Install lower