Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Ignition Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Key warning buzzer/contacts removal



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Fig. Fig. 2: Key/lock cylinder mounting

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  3. Remove the turn signal switch as described earlier in this section. You don't have to remove the switch completely, just set it aside with the wiring still connected.
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  5. Remove the wiper switch harness and any additional harnesses from the column, as necessary.
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  7. Insert the key and turn it to the ON position.
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  9. Remove the key warning buzzer and clip, with needle nosed pliers, or a paper clip with a 90º bend. Don't remove the buzzer and clip separately, since the clip will probably fall into the column.
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  11. Using a thin bladed screwdriver, remove the lock cylinder retaining screw and pull the lock cylinder out of the column housing.
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To install:
  1. Before installation, insert the key into the cylinder. Hold the cylinder sleeve so it won't turn and rotate the key clockwise until it stops. This retracts the cylinder actuator.
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  3. Align the lock cylinder tab with the housing keyway.
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  5. Push the cylinder into the housing until it bottoms.
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  7. Install the cylinder retaining screw and torque it to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm).
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  9. Turn the key to ON .
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  11. Install the key warning buzzer switch and clip.
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  13. When installing the ignition switch, engage the actuator rod in the bottom of the switch. Install the switch on the column and tighten the screws.
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  15. Adjust the ignition switch as follows:
    1. Insert the key and turn the lock cylinder to the OFF/UNLOCK position.
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    3. Loosen the switch mounting screws.
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    5. Move the switch down the column to eliminate any play and tighten the screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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    7. Engage the wiring to the switch.
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  17. Engage the actuator rod in the dimmer switch, then install the switch on the column.
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  19. Untape the rod.
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  21. Adjust the dimmer switch as follows:
    1. Compress the switch slightly and insert a 3 / 32 in. (2.4mm) drill bit in the switch adjusting hole.
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    3. Move the switch towards the steering wheel to remove any play.
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    5. Tighten the attaching screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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    7. Connect the battery ground.
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    9. Remove the drill bit.
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    11. Check the operation of the switch.
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If your vehicle has a tilt column, check the switch operation in all positions.

  1. Install the turn signal switch and attaching screws. Torque the screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  3. Engage the wiring harness connectors.
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  5. Install the wiring harness protectors.
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  7. With the turn signal switch in the neutral position, install the hazard warning knob. Press the knob inward and turn clockwise to install it.
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  9. Install the lever. Torque the attaching screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  11. Install the upper bearing preload spring.
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  13. Install the canceling cam.
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  15. Install the lockplate.
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  17. Using the compressor, install the snapring.
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  19. Install the lockplate cover.
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  21. Install the steering wheel.
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  23. Loosen the toe plate screws.
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  25. Install the column-to-dash bezel.
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  27. Connect the battery ground.
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