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NEED HELP! Steering Column!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    How do I re-install the little white plastic jobber that is found under the locking cylinder? Its the thing with the two long metal tabs that stick out the left side...

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    <font color=red>GOT MUD???</font color=red>
    My license plate reads:<font color=blue> 8 YR SUV</font color=blue>
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  2. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    check out dyeager's site I think he did a complete tear down and write up...

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  3. outlaw612

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    It just slides back into the hole it came out of. That's the switch that closes when the key is in the cylinder, to make the buzzer sound.

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  5. StoneyK5

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.dorianyeager.com/column.html>http://www.dorianyeager.com/column.html</a>

    clicky

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    What was that bump?
     
  6. KRAZIE87K5

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    OK, I have bigger problems now... I was going into the column to replace the turn signal lever, the ignition switch, and the cylinder itself. Now that I have the column down, I noticed that the existing (broken) turn signal wires were just dangling there, not connected to anything. I have searched under the dash, but can't find the correct wires or the connector... Where they went, I have no idea. Does anyone know what I am looking for? My manual shows 4 wires... none of which are anywhere I can find them!

    Any ideas?

    Also, does it make any difference if the truck was trobably a stick originally? I think the auto column was just dropped in right before I bought the truck... Could that be the problem?

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  7. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Sounds like someone probably didn't want to go through the effort of matching the plugs up, if the wiring was different, or fixing the broken wiring. There should be a plug at the base of the column (actually a few) but the one you want is flat, with about (total guess) 10 wires going into it. The turn signal switches I have dealt with had more than 4 wires, thats for sure. If you have a wrecking yard nearby, you might want to check out one of their columns, tear it down (say, a broken one) and compare the switches/wiring. Manual/Auto shouldn't matter for turn signal switch wiring.

    Dorian
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