REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable.
- On post-1968 models, remove the retaining screw from the underside of each steering wheel spoke and remove the crash pad and horn switch cover as an assembly.
- Remove the steering wheel retaining nut. Remove the steering wheel as outlined in the Steering Wheel Removal and Installation.
- Remove the turn signal handle from the side of the column. Remove the emergency flasher retainer and knob, if so equipped.
- On pre-1968 models, disconnect the two wire connector blocks at the dash panel above the steering column. On post-1967 models, remove the wire assembly cover and disconnect the wire connector plugs. Record the location and color code of each wire then tape the wires together. Make sure that the horn wires are disconnected. Remove the plastic cover from the wiring harness. Attach a piece of heavy cord to the switch wires to pull them through the column during installation.
- Remove the retaining clips and attaching screws from the turn signal switch and lift the switch and wire assembly from the top of the column.
- Tape the ends of the new switch wires together and transfer the pull cord to these wires.
- Pull the wires down through the column with the cord and attach the new switch to the column hub.
- Connect the wiring plugs to their mating plugs at the lower end of the column and install the plastic cover at the harness.
- Install all retaining clips and wire assembly covers that were removed and install the turn signal handle. Install the emergency flasher retainer and knob, if so equipped.
- Install the steering wheel and retaining nut as outlined in the Steering Wheel Removal and Installation.
- Install the horn ring or button. On post-1968 models, install the crash pad with the retaining screws at the underside of each steering wheel spoke.
- Connect the negative battery cable and test the operation of the turn signals, horn, and emergency flashers, if so equipped.