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Old 07-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Some idiots tried to steal my car last week and destroyed my ingition, broke my steering column, and drilled out my door and trunk locks...I can tackle the door locks later, I just need to know what to do about this column...
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I'm sorry to hear that. Does your insurance cover all that?

As far as the steering column goes, inspect all of the wiring and parts for damage. If your thief was methodical, then you may only the plastic exterior pieces.

Pulling out the turn signal level, in my experience, means you'll need to replace the switch; however, try pushing it back in and see if your wipers, signals, and high beams still work afterwards.
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Unfortunately I only had liability on the vehicle when they tried to take her from me. As you stated I am going to replace the switch due to the fact that the high beam switch wasn't working before the incident anyway...I have no idea if everything that needs to be in the steering column is there or not...there was a greased plastic gear on the floor of my care along with all of the broken plastic shrouds that cover the column...
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Our friends at Compnine have complete diagrams and part number listings for the 1994 steering column. Hope this helps figure out what goes where.

If anyone out there has a factory service manual, or a better diagram, please share it.
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Our friends at Compnine have complete diagrams and part number listings for the 1994 steering column. Hope this helps figure out what goes where.

If anyone out there has a factory service manual, or a better diagram, please share it.
Wow...I didn'y even know this type of stuff existed...it is hard for me to completely understand but it is DEFINITELY helpful, Thank You!!
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Wow...I didn'y even know this type of stuff existed...it is hard for me to completely understand but it is DEFINITELY helpful, Thank You!!
No problem. I just found out myself, and I'm a moderator here!
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I know that we're DIY, but I now draw the line at taking apart steering columns. Many days with my Park Avenue steering column cured me of opening up columns.
I've shipped steering columns two times to Doug at http://www.steeringcolumnservices.com/. He fixed them in 24 h and sent them back. He also has videos and parts on his website, for DIY, also does email support.

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