GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Windshield Wiper Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Except 1989-94 Sunbird And Dash Mounted Type Switches

The wiper switch is located inside the steering column cover. To gain access to the switch the steering wheel, turn signal switch and ignition lock will have to be removed. Refer to Suspension & Steering for these procedures.

1989-94 Sunbird

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right side trim plate from the the instrument panel.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the wiper switch housing attaching screw.
  6.  
  7. Unplug the wiring and remove the switch.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Attach the switch wiring harness connector.
  2.  
  3. Reposition the switch to the to the instrument panel and secure with the attaching screw.
  4.  
  5. Install the right side trim plate to the instrument panel.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  

Dash Mounted Type Switch

See Figure 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Pull out the right pad trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the 2 screws securing the switch to the trim plate.
  6.  
  7. Unplug the electrical connection and remove the switch.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Connect the switch electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Install the 2 screws securing the switch to the trim plate.
  4.  
  5. Install the right pad trim plate.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the windshield wiper and rear defogger switch removal - 1989-94 Sunbird



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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the front and rear windshield wiper/washer and defogger switch - vehicles equipped with a dash mounted switch

 
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