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Chevrolet Full Size Cars 1979-1989

Turn Signal Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Use a compressing tool to hold the lockplate down so the snapring may be removed



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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of a common tilt steering column



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Fig. Fig. 3 Exploded view of a common tilt and telescoping steering column

When servicing any components on the steering column, should any fasteners require replacement, be sure to use only nuts and bolts of the same size and grade as the original fasteners. Using screws that are slightly too long could prevent the column from the collapsing during a collision.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Matchmark and remove the steering wheel. For details, please refer to the procedure earlier in this section.
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  5. Remove the trim cover from the column.
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  7. Remove the steering column cover from the shaft by prying it out with a screwdriver. Before prying, check to make sure there are no other retainers used, a few early model vehicles may be equipped with retaining screws.
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  9. Use a compressing tool, such as No. J-23653, to compress and hold the lockplate. With the plate compressed, pry out and discard the snapring from its shaft groove.
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  11. Slide the cancelling cam, spring, and washer off the shaft.
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  13. Remove turn signal lever.
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  15. Push the four-way flasher knob in and unscrew it.
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  17. Remove the three switch mounting screws.
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  19. Pull switch connector out of the bracket and wrap it with tape to prevent it from snagging. Connect a length of twine or mechanic's wire to the connector. When the connector is pulled through the column, leave the twine or wire in the column in order to pull the new switch harness into position during installation.