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How to remove a turn signalcam from a steering wheel shaft,behind the clockspring? On a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis. Does the whole steering column need to be removed? Does it come off from the backto frontof shaft? Or do I need to drop the whole steering column?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 12-11-2018

Answers :

Step by step (with airbag):
1. Disconnect the battery
2. Remove the airbag by removing to the 2 bolts that secure it (one on each side)
Disconnect the horn wire and the connector from the clockspring to the airbag
3. Remove the nut securing the steering wheel and remove the steering wheel.
4. From the bottom of the column, remove the 3-4 screws holding the 2 covers together.
5. Remove the lower cover.
6. Rotate the key to the “On” position and using a probe or punch, push in the release pin on the bottom side of the lock housing. This will allow you to remove the lock cylinder by simply sliding it out.
7. Remove the upper cover
8. With a small angle pick, remove the green plastic retainer--it simply snaps off, the next piece is called a thrust washer and rotates 90 degrees and then comes out. The last piece is the important piece; the gear. It will just fall out
9. Remove the clockspring and the key warning buzzer contact. The clockspring has snaps that need to be released. Let it hang.
10. Remove the turn signal multi-switch by removing the 2 screws that secure it to the housing
11. Remove the turn signal cancel cam—it slides off the shaft
12. Remove the snap ring, spring, spring seat and inner race retainer form the upper end of the shaft.

13. To remove the housing, you will need to remove the large spring on the lower right side of the housing (be careful-it's a strong spring), then remove the 2 pivot pins on each side of the housing (the pins that allow the tilt housing to pivot).

14. Once the housing is off, you will be able to remove the old rack. You will also need to find the pin that fell out so it does not jam or break anything by being left inside the column.

As always, getting it apart is the easy part. Putting these parts back together correctly and safely is the hard part.
\015\012\015\012\015\012so before removing the parts please take care and have a look at the adjustment of the parts so while reassembly you dont face any problem.\015\012This will help. Thanks please keep updated.\015\012please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya
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