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Old 10-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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replacing the turn signal switch.

ok guys, im finally getting around to something that I broke about 6 months ago. can anyone tell me how to pull the column for the steering wheel so I can replace the turn signal indicator/wiper blade switch?

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Old 10-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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you shouldn't need to pull the column to replace it. If I remember correctly, pull the steering wheel, and horn disc. unplug the wiring below and it is made to lay flat and pull up from the bottom through the column. Hint... when you do this. tie a sturdy (kite) string to the connection at the bottom. This will make it easier to pull the new switch wire back through.

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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I actually have the same problem and when i bought my 91 jeep, the turn signal lever was broke off at the very end inside the wheel column. Looking to buy a new one this week.

I am very interested in the outcome and if you could take pictures of the process, that would make my life a whole lot simpler. Good luck.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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i'll take a look and see how its done. thanks guys! i'll try and get some pictures as it get it taken apart and put back together. I ordered it just the other day but it may take a few days to get in. I can still use the turn signals (barely) and the wiper blades are a no go (unless you use the mist delay, which is a pain in the ass when its raining steady).
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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You have to pull the horn straight off with your hands. Unscrew a couple of assemblies. Use a puller and pull the steering wheel (after the center bolt is removed). Use a pressure puller at autozone to remove the metal plate under the steering wheel. Remove screws from blinker relay, remove screws from wiper relay, remove keyed barrel assembly, remove plastic shroud. Then go to where the steering column bolts under the dash, like 6 bolts. 4 on the column 2 on the dash. Slide bracket around to remove wire protector. Once that plastic wire protector is removed you can fish the wires through the steering column to pull the relays.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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cool cool. i can still press the inside of the turn signal up and down to make it light up, but in order for my wipers to work, i have to put the whole turn signal lever inside and twist it. but the lever doesnt stay in so its a pain in the butt when it rains. My advice is to use rain-x on the windshield so the water drops kind of slide right off while driving. barely even need to use the wipers unless your following someone.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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I plan on doing the signal switch as well. Every time I put the blinkers on it feels like the stalk is going fall apart. I need to replace the hi beam rod as well while I'm in there.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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I just replaced both relays 4 days ago. Took the steering column apart and put back together 3 times before I figured out that the plastic shroud cable retainer (I don't know it's official name) had to come off to get the cables through and is attached to the steering column at the dash. I can take this thing apart in about 8-10 min now lol.

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