Tercel 1995-1996

Ignition Switch

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable to the battery.
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  3. Remove the instrument lower finish panel from the drivers side of the vehicle.
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  5. Loosen the four steering column assembly set nuts. Lower steering column enough to remove the column covers.
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  7. Remove the steering column covers by removing the screws in the lower cover.
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  9. Remove the ignition switch electrical connector.
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  11. Remove the column upper bracket and column upper clamp as follows:
    1. Using a punch, mark the center of the two tapered head bolts.
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    3. Using a 0.12-0.16 inch (3-4mm) drill, drill into the two bolts.
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    5. Using a screw extractor, remove the two bolts.
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  13. If replacing the key cylinder, follow the following steps:
    1. Place the ignition key at the ACC position.
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    3. Push down the stop pin with a thin rod and pull out the key cylinder.
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  15. Remove the ignition switch by removing the two screws at the bottom of the column upper bracket.
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  17. Remove the ignition key from the column upper bracket.

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    Fig. Push down the stop pin with a thin rod and pull out the key cylinder

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To install:

  1. Install the ignition key to the column upper bracket by installing the two screws.
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  3. With the ignition switch is the ACC position, install the ignition key to the column upper bracket.
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  5. Place the upper and lower bracket in place and install the two tapered head bolts until the bolt heads break off.
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  7. Install the ignition switch electrical connector to the ignition switch.
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  9. Install the upper and lower column cover and then install the screws.
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  11. Tighten and torque the steering column assembly nuts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  13. Install the instrument lower finish panel to the drivers side and install the screws.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery
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