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HiBeam rod??...steering column looseness fixed...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    I did the steering tilt column wobble fix this weekend..
    ADVICE to anyone doing this in the future...don't start it late on Saturday afternoon and then not finish and go out drinking with the fellas....On Sunday, you'll forget where everything is suppose to go!!! [​IMG]

    Anyhow, on the newer model trucks where the hi-beam switch is on the column, it uses this long rod that goes into the switch under the steering column dash. Well, I think I bent that rod somehow,b/c it's not kicking back up after I pull the turn signal to turn it on, so Hibeam would be on forever until I go under and press the switch myself.
    I tried pulling the rod out to see if I can straighten it or to see if anything is wrong but couldn't. Do they sell replacements for this?

    Other things I managed to destroy....
    Lock plate doesn't catch when key is out (engine off), so basically, you can turn the wheel always....[​IMG]
    Horn doesn't work....[​IMG]
    I think I know what to do to fix those, just hate to have to tear into this thing again.....Atleast the column doesn't wobble anymore [​IMG]
    Boss

    Pic of my truck Before N' After
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  2. look in LMC for that rod, I wouldn't buy a used one cuz you never know if the damn thing worked to begin with. They run from $20 bucks to $80 depending on your options. My Burb is an 88 and has the dimmer there with cruise, intermittent wipers and was $20. Good Luck

    [​IMG]<font color=red>BigBurb[​IMG]
    <font color=purple>I Like my Burb'n on the ROCKS !!
    <font color=black>Imported to Kentucky through military channels !!
     
  3. GONZO2

    GONZO2 1/2 ton status

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    what was causing the loose steering column?
    just curious cause mine is loose too

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  4. DesertDueler

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    wear and tear causes this, along with you pulling on the wheel to get in.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&35"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  5. Pugsley

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    There's 4 obnoxious little bolts down inside that get loose - Shoot me an EMail to pugncyn@route66web.com and I'll send you the write up on how to get in there and tighten them up, and a link to pictures of the process.

    ......And knowing is half the battle
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  6. Boss

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    Well, I checked the LMC catalog briefly last night and didn't see the rod in there. Thanks though.

    Pugs, I'll shoot you an email. Thanks
    Boss

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