Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1987-90 Vehicles

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Lockplate removal-1987-90 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Buzzer switch removal-1987-90 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: Lock cylinder mounting-1987-90 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Steering column housing mounting-1987-90 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 5: Pivot screw removal-1987-90 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 6: Dimmer switch rod and lockpin removal-1987-90 vehicles

  1. Disconnect the battery ground.
  2.  
  3. Cover the painted areas of the column.
  4.  
  5. Remove the column-to-dash bezel.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the toe plate screws.
  8.  
  9. With tilt columns, place the column in the non-tilt position.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering wheel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lockplate cover.
  14.  
  15. Compress the lockplate and unseat the steering shaft snapring with compressor tool C5156.
  16.  


CAUTION
Do not attempt to remove the lockplate without compressor tool C4156 as the lockplate is under heavy spring tension.

  1. Remove the compressor and snapring.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lockplate, canceling cam and upper bearing preload spring.
  4.  
  5. Place the turn signal lever in the right turn position and remove the lever.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hazard warning knob. Press the knob inward and turn counterclockwise to remove it.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wiring harness protectors.
  10.  
  11. Disengage the wiring harness connectors.
  12.  
  13. Remove the turn signal switch attaching screws and lift out the switch.
  14.  
  15. Unplug the cruise control switch connector.
  16.  
  17. Pull the control harness from the column.
  18.  
  19. Insert the key. Position the key ON .
  20.  
  21. Remove the key warning buzzer switch and retaining clip using a paper clip (inserted below the retainer) to flatten the retainer and free the assembly.
  22.  

Do not attempt to remove the buzzer switch and clip separately. The clip will probably fall into the column jacket.

  1. Working through the slot next to the turn signal switch mounting boss, use a thin screwdriver to release the lock cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws that attach the housing and shroud assembly, then remove them.
  4.  

Be careful to avoid dropping the dimmer switch rod, lockpin or lock rack.

  1. Remove the turn signal/wiper lever.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wiper switch cover from the back of the housing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the pivot screw from the housing and remove the wiper switch.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Install a new switch and cover.
  2.  
  3. Push on the dimmer switch rod to make sure it's connected, then carefully position the housing on the column.
  4.  


WARNING
Make sure that the nylon spring retainer on the lockpin is positioned forward of the retaining slot in the lock rack. Position the first tooth of the gear (farthest from the block tooth) with the most forward tooth of the lock rack.

  1. Install the housing and shroud screws.
  2.  
  3. Insert the key in the new lock cylinder. Hold the sleeve and turn the key clockwise until it stops. Align the cylinder retaining tab with the housing slot and insert the cylinder. Push the cylinder in, rotate to engage, then push in until the retaining tab engages the housing groove.
  4.  
  5. Install the turn signal switch and attaching screws. Torque the screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Engage the wiring harness connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install the wiring harness protectors.
  10.  
  11. With the turn signal switch in the neutral position, install the hazard warning knob. Press the knob inward and turn clockwise to secure it.
  12.  
  13. Install the lever. Torque the attaching screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm)
  14.  
  15. Install the upper bearing preload spring.
  16.  
  17. Install the canceling cam.
  18.  
  19. Install the lockplate.
  20.  
  21. Using the compressor, install the snapring.
  22.  
  23. Install the lockplate cover.
  24.  
  25. Install the steering wheel.
  26.  
  27. Loosen the toe plate screws.
  28.  
  29. Install the column-to-dash bezel.
  30.  
  31. Connect the battery ground.
  32.  

 
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