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Old 07-21-2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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I have a 1993 Bonneville SSE... the turn signal lever broke off at the base. I figure I am going to have to take the steering wheel off to fix this, but I'm totally sure yet. Anyone ever try to fix this?
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I have a 1993 Bonneville SSE... the turn signal lever broke off at the base. I figure I am going to have to take the steering wheel off to fix this, but I'm totally sure yet. Anyone ever try to fix this?
did it brack in the Column or on the arm sticking out?
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Sounds like the Multifunction switch.

People have...however there'* a special tool you'll need to rent. Unsure ...will search for a post on it.
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Sounds like the Multifunction switch.

People have...however there'* a special tool you'll need to rent. Unsure ...will search for a post on it.
yes it is the multifunction switch that is broken, not just the 'stalk'

I'm just curious to know if this can be fixed without taking out the airbag module and taking off the steering wheel.
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Wheel and airbag must come out...as well...a bunch of the steering column guts also come out.

I've asked Lash to find the links..he'* a pro at finding stuff like this.
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Wheel and airbag must come out...as well...a bunch of the steering column guts also come out.

I've asked Lash to find the links..he'* a pro at finding stuff like this.
yeah I just found some of the older threads on this... it'* a big project unfortunately :(
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Wheel and airbag must come out...as well...a bunch of the steering column guts also come out.

I've asked Lash to find the links..he'* a pro at finding stuff like this.
yeah I just found some of the older threads on this... it'* a big project unfortunately :(
take her in if you don't feel good doing it,,a manual would help too
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O'Reilly'* Auto parts near me rents (for free) a steering wheel removal kit that makes this job way easier. You do need a good manual, and you need to be careful to follow the disarming instructions for the airbag carefully, but once that is done, it is just a matter of working your way down to the broken piece and replacing it. You need to be careful that you don't stress or break any of the myriad of wires. But, if you are patient and careful, you can get it done yourself.

This will not be a cheap fix in a shop, because the job is time consuming.
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Wheel and airbag must come out...as well...a bunch of the steering column guts also come out.

I've asked Lash to find the links..he'* a pro at finding stuff like this.
yeah I just found some of the older threads on this... it'* a big project unfortunately :(
take her in if you don't feel good doing it,,a manual would help too
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O'Reilly'* Auto parts near me rents (for free) a steering wheel removal kit that makes this job way easier. You do need a good manual, and you need to be careful to follow the disarming instructions for the airbag carefully, but once that is done, it is just a matter of working your way down to the broken piece and replacing it. You need to be careful that you don't stress or break any of the myriad of wires. But, if you are patient and careful, you can get it done yourself.

This will not be a cheap fix in a shop, because the job is time consuming.
I have the shop CD for a 1993 Bonneville. And I have access to the necessary tools, I just haven't attempted to fix it yet so I just wanted to know what I'm in for.

This job is much too expensive to have it done by the dealer. It would cost more than the price of my car I'd bet... [as I approach 200,000 miles]
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