Subaru Car 1998-05

Turn Signal (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installation



1997
With Air Bag

CAUTION
The air bag system must be disarmed before removing the steering wheel. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment, property damage or personal injury.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lower instrument panel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering wheel.
    CAUTION
    Always carry an air bag assembly, with the bag and trim cover, away from your body. Store the assembly facing upward; never place the assembly face down on any surface.

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  7. Disconnect the combination switch electrical harnesses from the body harness connector.
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  9. Remove the steering column covers.
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  11. Remove the 2 retaining screws and combination switch.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Secure all wiring and components.
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  15. Check the air bag warning lamp for proper operation.
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Without Air Bag
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4.  
  5. On some models the knee bolster may need to be removed.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper and lower steering column covers.
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  9. Remove the combination switch mounting screws.
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  11. Disconnect the electrical harness from the combination switch.
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  13. Remove the combination switch assembly.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all components securely.
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1998-05
  1. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to -Steering Wheel, Removal & Installation- in this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column covers.
  4.  
  5. Remove the two retaining screws, remove the combination switch.
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To install:


NOTE
Before installing combination switch, check to ensure that combination switch is off and front wheels are set in the straight ahead position.

  1. Install the combination switch.
  2.  
  3. Install the steering column covers.
  4.  
  5. Install the steering wheel.

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    Fig. Remove the mounting screws to remove the combination switch-1998-2005

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