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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
allengba
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Need Help With Whole Steering Column (Turn signal/windshield wiper, ignition switch)

I own a 1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande. I'm in the middle of replacing some parts on my steering column and im stuck with trying to get the ignition switch out. I have the Haynes manual but it gets very flip-floppidity and i cant find where to go next or what its saying. I've pulled the steering wheel, took off the plastic pieces in the steering wheel itself for the turn signal/brights/windshield wipers and fluid, but i cant find out how to remove the lever for the turn signal/brights/windshield wipers and fluid or the ignition switch (whatever the key goes into), and i still have one of the two rods that run from the steering wheel area to the back of the column. The one thats still there is the one that is on top.
If available pictures would definitely help. More so if you can point me in the right direction with mine.
The pictures are where i am at now.
and that last picture is a piece that randomly fell out as i was trying to shake the column free....
would like to know where that goes later.
Sorry for the massive photos also. Just took them from my phone and uploaded them. At least it shows detail!

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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Unread 04-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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the turn signal lever just pulls straight out, the lock cyl simply slides out.... you already removed the torx head retainer screw as evidenced by your photos
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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
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i tried that and it wont come loose.. It still feels like theres something keeping it in.
I mean any help with which way the key has to be positioned? or maybe something that still has to be disconnected further down the column?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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If you know any GM guys, I think you will find that your steering column is exactly the same as what was in an S10. I have a friend that is a former GM mechanic who picked right up on that for my 94 when I broke the turn signal lever off trying to work under the dash.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #6
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No, unfortunately i do not. I mean i cant see at all how the outside lever slides out with the way i have it. And neither the ignition. I cant find out how to get the rod to disconnect from the upper portion of the column either. As i figure is the only thing keeping this piece in. I just need detail, with what to do first and which way it needs to come out, you know, which way to hold my tongue and position my eyes according to the stars >.<
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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:28 PM   #7
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Alright, got the ignition switch out. still working on the top rod and the windshield wiper and fluid/brights/turn signal lever. Now i have a Nineteen-Ninety Five (1995) Jeep Wrangler. So its different from the 1994s and 1997s (obviously). And for some reason there was no "torx head retainer screw." I simply needed to push down the release knob on the ignition switch.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 12:43 AM   #8
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and finally got the knob to come out So when everyone says "it just slides out" that is an understatement you actually have to yank that thing out..... It would of been nice to know that you actually have to do more then pushing a cart down a hill to get it to come out

And to anyone going deeper you do have to detach the top shroud from the middle one to get the unit that the windshield wiper/brights lever attaches to inside the column.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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I know I'm late to this thread, but look here, it has all you need to know

http://www.epiccomputer.com/dale/jee...tilt/tilt.html
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #10
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Yeah I already looked at that before I posted the thread but I didn't have that screw in there that's on that one. Plus that's definitely not a 95' even though the steering column looks the same.
What I had to do was press the button on the ignition switch through a hole that was to the left of the little thingy mcbobber that l looked like the second picture. Which I had to remove with a paper clip.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #11
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i opted to change the entire steering column... Took me @ an hour total. Just sayin...
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