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Old 05-11-2010, 10:35 AM
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Default 89 K5 turn signal / multi-function lever replacement

So..it appears we need to replace this.

When you push it in the up position (to activate the left turn signal), it won't stay "up". It just falls back to the "middle" position.

It appears that we will have to take the steering wheel apart to replace it and it will be quite a job. Is this a fact?
 
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Yes, the steering wheel must be removed.
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:05 PM
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in theory its not that bad. the hardest part i always have with removing the steering wheel is that little clip that holds the steering wheel lock plate to the column. if that thing would come right off it wouldnt be a issue.
 
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I just replaced the turn signal and other parts in my gm tilt-steering column. Wow, what a learning experience.

To take apart the steering wheel column for the first time takes patience and time. You will also need a steering wheel puller, and a lock plate compressor tool. Without these tools, good luck. I bought both tools for $40 total at Checker, but sometimes you can rent them for really cheap from there. If you get stuck at anytime, go to the website:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/088020.html

This has a step by step picture for building a steering column. It was very helpful to me.
 
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i remember reinstalling the plate without that tool. luckily i was in a standard cab and literally just stood on it to hold it down. also that stupid little bright switch plastic thing that falls out can be kinda tricky to put back in if it falls out
 
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Ive done it with and without the compresor tool. The tool makes it so so sooooo much easier.
 
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