GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Turn Signal Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 10

  1. Properly disable the SIR air bag system, as outlined in Chassis Electrical of this repair guide.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the SIR inflator module.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering wheel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the SIR coil



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Fig. Fig. 2: Note the alignment marks on the SIR coil and shaft

  1. Remove the SIR coil assembly retaining ring.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Use the proper tool to unfasten ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the SIR coil retaining ring

  1. Remove the SIR coil assembly. Let the coil hang freely if removal is not needed.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the SIR coil from the steering column

  1. Remove the wave washer.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the SIR coil retaining ring, the coil assembly and the wave washer

  1. Remove the shaft lock retaining ring using tool J 23653-SIR to push down the shaft lock. Discard the ring.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Use the proper tool to remove the shaft lock retaining ring

  1. Remove the shaft lock, turn signal canceling cam assembly and upper bearing spring.
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  3. Remove the upper bearing inner race seat, then remove the inner race.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the upper steering shaft component mounting

  1. Place the turn signal up, to the right turn position.
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  3. Remove the multi-function lever and hazard knob, as follows:
    1. If equipped with cruise control, remove the steering column tilt wheel lever by grasping the lever firmly and twisting it counterclockwise.
    2.  
    3. If equipped with cruise control, remove the access cover and detach the electrical connectors.
    4.  
    5. Remove the multi-function lever by grasping it firmly and pulling it straight out.
    6.  
    7. Remove the hazard switch knob by removing the retaining bolt/screw, then removing the button, spring and knob.
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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the multi-function lever and hazard switch knob

  1. Unfasten the retaining screw, then remove the turn signal switch arm.
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  3. Remove the turn signal switch retaining screws, then remove the switch as follows:
    1. Detach the turn signal switch connector from the bulkhead connector.
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    3. Remove the wiring protector, then gently pull the wire harness through the column.
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Fig. Fig. 10: Turn signal switch removal

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Connect the negative battery cable, then enable the SIR system, as outlined in Chassis Electrical of this repair guide.
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