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Old 02-26-2007, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hi,
The actual lever broke out of the switch, I think the lever is fine but I need to change the switch. I saw how the cover can be pulled off by hand, but what is needed to actually change the switch and then pop the lever back in?

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Take the keys out
Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery.
Remove Fuse 7 from the fuse block under the drivers' side of the dash.
Remove the kick panel under the drivers' side of the dash.
Wait ten minutes,
Disconnect the yellow connector.
Remove four bolts from the backside of the steering wheel.
Pull out airbag, disconnect its' wiring.
Sit the airbag out of the sun, facing up. Never point it towards you. It can blow at any time.
Use steering wheel puller to remove steering wheel.
Remove coil retaining ring on shaft and wave washer under it.
Pulll out air bag coil assembly, let it hang.
Remove wave washer.
Push down on shaft lock plate and pull out the clip holding it to the shaft.
Remove shaft lock plate.
Remove turn signal cancel cam assembly.
Remove upper bearing spring.
Remove upper bearing inner race seat.
Remove upper bearing inner race.
Turn signal to "RIGHT TURN" position.
Remove screw in the center of the hazard light switch.
Remove the multifunction lever cover by pulling it towards the dash.
Remove the multifunction lever.
Remove two small screws inside the column.
Remove the three large screws inside the column.
Disconnect the turn signal switch connector at the base of the column.
Tie a string to one of the wires in the connector.
Pull the switch and it'* wiring out of the column.
Untie string.


Reassembly is reverse. Tighten steering wheel nut to 30ft.lb.
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Wow, that was detailed!
Thanks!

One question though: So when you take the 4 bolts out of the back of the steering wheel, that drops the vinyl cover and all out of the steering wheel? There is nothing to peel of first?
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the vinyl cover is part of the airbag.. all removes as one piece.. dont "peel" anything
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One thing you might want to do is place a piece of tape over the clock spring (coil assembly) so it doesn't move out of position. Just a thought.
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Thanks for all the replies.
What is a "clock spring (coil assembly)"? Is that under the airbag, and if so when remove the airbag will it stay inplace securely enough for me tohave time to then tape it or do I need to be aware of it falling out immediately?

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IIRC it'* in the steering column at the point of that switch. You will be able to get the airbag and wheel off before you get to it.
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i dont think the clock spring will FALL out.. unless you are working on your car upside down going down a bumpy road...

this is what a clock spring looks like


basically, it just provides a way to keep an electrical connection without using wires, because they would become wore out after turning your steering wheel several thousands of times...

tape it in to be safe i guess... i have never had mine out though
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What I meant to say was tape it so the center of it doesn't turn on you. You don't want the spring to get out of rotational center while your working around it. Looking at harofreaks picture just run some tape across the white center and down the outter edge a little bit. You can then take the spring and move it out of your way while you're attacking the turn signal switch.
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