GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1982-90 Vehicles

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel and the trim cover.
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  5. Pry the cover from the steering column.
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  7. Position a U-shaped lockplate compressing tool on the end of the steering shaft and compress the lock plate by turning the shaft nut clockwise. Pry the wire snapring out of the shaft groove.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Depress the lock plate and remove the snapring

  1. Remove the tool and lift the lockplate off the shaft.
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  3. Slip the cancelling cam, upper bearing preload spring, and thrust washer off the shaft.
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Fig. Fig. 2: You must remove these parts for access to the turn signal switch

  1. Remove the turn signal lever. Remove the hazard flasher button retaining screw and remove the button, spring and knob.
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  3. Pull the switch connector out of the mast jacket and tape the upper part to facilitate switch removal. Attach a long piece of wire to the turn signal switch connector. When installing the turn signal switch, feed this wire through the column first, and then use this wire to pull the switch connector into position. On tilt wheels, place the turn signal and shifter housing in low position and remove the harness cover.
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  5. Unfasten the three switch mounting screws. Remove the switch by pulling it straight up while guiding the wiring harness cover through the column.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Turn signal switch removal and installation - 1982-90 vehicles

To install: