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Telescoping steering wheel

I have a 1996 Lexus LS400 and my telescoping steering wheel has begun to stop repositioning itself when vehicle is turned off. It only returns slightly to original position and I have to keep turning the vehicle on and off until it completely returns to the upright position when off. How do I fix this problem?
MJK

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  • michaelbex Aug 07, 2008

    I have a similar problem, except when I turn the car off the wheel goes to the normal position and when I start the car again, it won't telescope, but it only does this when I leave the car in the hot sun. After it cools during some driving, it slow will telescope back out if I keep trying the button.

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Its old and most likely needs some kind of lubrication

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Yes it would be perfectly ok to disegauge the auto switch to keep it from moving again. It needs a tilt motor replaced . not a easy job.

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