Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation



Without Air Bag

See Figures 1 through 17

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Compress the lock plate spring ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... enough to expose the steering wheel lock plate retaining snapring



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Fig. Fig. 3: If snapring pliers are not available, use a flat bladed tool to move the snapring off of the steering column shaft



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the lockplate components

  1. Remove the lockplate cover with tool C-4156 or an equivalent lockplate compressing tool. Release the steering shaft retaining snapring.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lockplate, canceling cam, upper bearing preload spring and thrust washer from the steering column.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the hazard warning switch knob

  1. Remove the hazard warning switch knob. Press the knob inward and remove it from the column by turning counterclockwise.
  2.  
  3. If equipped with a column shift, remove the two retaining screws and the gear selector indicator cover.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with a column shift, remove the gear selector indicator lamp bracket retaining screw. DO NOT remove the lamp and bracket at this time.
  6.  
  7. Unscrew the tilt-release lever.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 6: Using a small flat bladed tool, gently pry out the combination switch stalk handle



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Fig. Fig. 7: Unplug the combination switch wiring harness connector located underneath the steering column



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Fig. Fig. 8: Wrap the harness connector flat against the wires so that it can be removed from the steering column



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the (1) steering column bracket-to-dashboard nuts, and (2) steering column-to-bracket bolts



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Fig. Fig. 10: ... then remove the support bracket from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the wiring harness plastic protector

  1. Remove the combination lever by pulling it out straight from the column. The wiper switch must be in the off position.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the turn signal wiring harness located at the lower end of the steering column. Wrap it with tape to prevent it from becoming entangled.
  4.  
  5. Remove the plastic protector from the wire harness.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 12: Remove the mounting screw and turn signal actuater arm (A), then remove the turn signal switch attaching screws (B)



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Fig. Fig. 13: Remove the 3 Torx® head screws from the steering column barrell ...



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Fig. Fig. 14: ... then pull the turn signal switch, steering column barrel and combination switch assembly from the steering column



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Fig. Fig. 15: Remove the combination switch-to-steering column pivot peg by pushing it through the bottom ...



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Fig. Fig. 16: ... then pulling it out through the top using pliers ...



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Fig. Fig. 17: ... then pull the combination switch out of the steering column barrel

  1. Remove the turn signal switch retaining screws and the dimmer switch actuator arm, then remove the switch. Guide the switch straight up out of the steering column.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Install the turn signal switch and wiring harness. Install the dimmer switch actuator arm and turn signal switch retaining screws. Tighten turn signal and dimmer switch attaching screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the combination lever and tilt release lever.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with a column shift, install the two retaining screws and the gear selector indicator cover.
  6.  
  7. If equipped with a column shift, install the gear selector indicator lamp bracket retaining screw.
  8.  
  9. Install the hazard warning switch knob. Press the knob inward and install it from the column by turning clockwise.
  10.  
  11. Install the lockplate, canceling cam, upper bearing preload spring and thrust washer from the steering column.
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  13. Install the lockplate cover and install the steering shaft retaining snapring.
  14.  
  15. Install the steering wheel. Tighten the nut to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
  18.  

With Air Bag

See Figures 18 and 19


CAUTION
Before performing this procedure, disable the air bag system (refer Chassis Electrical & Maintenance ). Failure to do so could result in accidental air bag deployment and possible injury.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and disable the air bag system.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, remove the tilt lever.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers with a suitable Torx® driver.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering column trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the knee blocker.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 18: Multi-function turn signal switch

  1. Remove the steering column retaining nut and lower the column.
  2.  
  3. Using Snap-On® tamper-proof bit TTXR20B2 or equivalent, remove the multi-function switch screws.
  4.  
  5. Pull the switch away from the column, loosen the connector screw (which will remain in the connector) and unplug the electrical connector.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 19: Switch connector and harness

To install:
  1. Engage the electrical connector to the multi-function switch and tighten the retaining screw.
  2.  
  3. Mount the multi-function switch to the steering column and tighten the screws.
  4.  
  5. Position the steering column and tighten the retaining nuts.
  6.  
  7. Install the knee blocker, lower trim panel and steering column covers.
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  9. If equipped, install the tilt steering lever.
  10.  
  11. Enable the air bag system and connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. From the right side of the vehicle (in case of accidental deployment), turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
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  15. Check for proper air bag warning light operation.
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