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Old 10-15-2010, 08:33 PM
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tilt wheel lever removal

how do i remove the tilt wheel lever from the steering column? it looks like i have to remove it in order to take the steering column cover off. i would like to replace my turn signal lever. it is worn and keeps cancelling on me early after any little movement of the wheel.
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Old 10-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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The tilt lever just unthreads like a normal bolt. I havent changed a turn signal switch, I would assume once you get the column cover off there would be four bolts and an electrical connector or two
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:18 PM
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thanks. it looks like it just unscrews, but i cant get it to move at all..... i guess i will have to find a way to vice grip it without damaging the plastic end.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:41 PM
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I would grip it on the metal shaft as close to the column as possible, and hope the little tab that it threads into doesnt break. Good luck
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:48 PM
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ha ha ha, that would be my luck.....
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:33 AM
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There is a flat part that I think a 7 or 8 mm wrench will fit on at the base of it.
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It unscrews, after you break it loose it will unscrew by hand. I have had mine off numerous times.

But last time I had the column cover off I did not have to remove it. Just remove the 4 screws that hold the cover on.

The switch is held in place by 4 torx head screws. I believe they are T-10 torx head. Then you have one electric plug.

Why are you replacing the switch
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:23 PM
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because the switch is starting to cancel early. and sometimes if the wheel is turned a certain amount, it will not stay locked in.
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It looks like some sort of loctite was used from the factory for the tilt lever. You will break it free eventually.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:37 PM
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after looking at it closer, and with the helpful insight of another member i found where there is a flat spot put into the lever, just behind the plastic knob. this will make it easy to remove it! if i quit finding other things to buy for the truck, adrenaline and grill guard, i might be able to get a new switch for it....
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