Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Turn Signal (Combination Switch)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before working on the vehicle.
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CAUTION
Some models covered by this guide may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in CHASSIS ELECTRICAL .

  1. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in this section.
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  3. Remove the instrument lower finish panel (as required), air duct and upper and lower column covers.
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Fig. Exploded view of the common combination switch

  1. Disconnect the combination switch wiring.
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  3. On air bag equipped vehicles, disconnect the cable wiring, remove the spiral cable housing attaching screws and slide the cable assembly from the front of the combination switch.
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  5. Remove the screws that attach the combination switch to its mounting brackets and extract the assembly from the vehicle.
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Fig. Most combination switches are attached with several screws

To install:

  1. Position the combination switch onto the mounting bracket and install the retaining screws.
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  3. Connect the electrical wiring.
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  5. Install the upper/lower column covers, air duct and instrument lower finish panel.
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  7. Turn the spiral cable on the combination switch counterclockwise by hand until it becomes harder to turn. Then rotate the cable clockwise about 3 turns to align the alignment mark.
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  9. Install the steering wheel onto the shaft and tighten nut to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  11. Connect the air bag wiring and install the steering pad.
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  13. Connect the battery cable, check operation and the steering wheel center point.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable. Check all combination switch functions for proper operation. Check the steering wheel center point.
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