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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Dimmer/Signal Selector Broke last night, need advice

I am in the process of putting back together my '89 YJ from being painted and last night I drove it out of the garage last night for the first time since last October. I noticed the dimmer switch wouldn't click when I pulled back on the selector.....well when I got it back to the house it just fell off in my hand. The stalk had broken off inside of the plastic mechanism that is in the steering column. How do I go about fixing this? Do I need an entire upper steering column assembly? Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 07:48 AM
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Just go to Autozone and get a new one.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 12:41 PM
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Here is a link on how to take the column apart. This is going to be your first step take it all apart and find out what all is broke.

Inside the GM tilt steering column - Pennock's Fiero Forum

I just went through mine about two months ago. I work at a shop so i get a pretty significant discount on parts so i bought all of mine at the dealer. I guess if Autozone has it you could buy the parts there but i would not recomend them to anyone but, thats just my opinion.

Good luck its really not that hard send me a message if you have any questions.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 04:34 PM
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did just the handle break or is it the switch itself?

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 05:38 PM
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If the handle isn't "broken" try just pressing it back in.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-29-2010, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
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No.........the handle itself broken. I going to take a small drill bit and drill into the piece still in the column, thread a long screw into it and try pulling it out tonight. I hope it works
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