Mitsubishi Pick-ups and Montero 1983-1995 Repair Guide

Combination Switch(Headlight/Turn Signal/Windshield Wiper Switch)

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Although the stalk on the column controls various functions, the switch behind the steering wheel is actually one integrated unit. In most cases, any problem with a stalk or switch function will require replacement of the entire switch assembly.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3


CAUTION
If removal of the steering wheel on a vehicle equipped with an air bag is planned, refer to the Supplemental Restraint System procedures in this section for instructions and warnings.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel. Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel.
  4.  


WARNING
Do not hammer on the steering wheel to remove it; doing so may damage the collapsible mechanism.

  1. On some late model Monteros, it may be necessary to remove the instrument under cover to gain access to the lower column cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers. On some models it may be necessary to remove the lower dash panel or knee protector for access.
  4.  
  5. Follow the combination switch wiring harness down the column to the connector. Detach the connector and release any wire clips holding the harness to the switch.
  6.  
  7. Remove the retaining screws holding the switch to the column. Work the switch off the column.
  8.  

Some models have the turn signal and hazard switches mounted on a separate base plate. Removing the mounting screws will allow separate removal or replacement.

  1. Install the switch, tighten the mounting screws and route the wire harness to the connector. Make sure the wire does not interfere with the moving parts of the tilt column mechanism.
  2.  


WARNING
The switch must be centered in the column. If it is installed on an angle, the self-cancelling aspect of the turn signals will be affected.

  1. Connect the harness and install any wire clips or retainers.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper and lower column covers.
  4.  
  5. Install the instrument under cover, if removed earlier.
  6.  
  7. Install the steering wheel.
  8.  
  9. Connect the battery cable back to the battery.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Column switch removal and installation components-most Pick-up models similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Column switch removal and installation components-most Monteros similar



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a steering wheel puller to remove the steering wheel-do NOT hammer on the steering wheel to remove it

 
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