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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-20-2003, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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steering wheel removal question

Hi folks,
Taking my wheel off to tighten the play in it. Have removed the wheel so far but there is a black dust cover that sits just above the turn signals. I can't seem to get by it. Don't want to pry it to hard and snap something. How do I remove this cover and continue on my way to securing the three screws that need tightening?

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Re: steering wheel removal question

What you have run into is the locking ring that the ignition key tabs into to lock the wheel in place. There is a special tool to remove it. Go to the local parts store and rent it or buy it they are cheap. It looks like a U shape with a "t" handle peircing it at the bottom of the U. this "T" handle screws on the steering post and the nut on it is turned to drive the legs of the U down on the plate. It will only need to push the plate down far enough to allow the "C"ring to be removed fron the steering post. It will slid up the shaft with a little effort (small screwdriver). let it remain on the "T" handle. loosen the nut and the plate will come free up the shaft. unscrew the u shape tool from the shaft (steering) and the plate will come off. To replace it screw the tool back on the shaft (steering) and push the legs back down on the plate until u can slide the "C" clip back into the slot it came out of. Simple, if you have the right tool. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: steering wheel removal question

Are you talking about a black thin plastic cover, has a big hole where the steering shaft comes through and another maybe 3/4" hole? It's been a while since I replaced my turn signal switch but I seem to remember something like that. If I remember correctly, it's got 3 or 4 tabs around the circumference that pop into slots in the top of the column. Just slip a thin knife or screwdriver blade down between it and the column to release the tabs. I broke one of the tabs off mine, but it wasn't a big deal.

Sorry, if I'd have known you were going to ask this question, I'd have paid more attention when I had mine apart.
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