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How to replace a turn signal switch in buick century 2002

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How to replace a turn signal switch in buick century 2002
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Buick
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5/8/2009
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
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Is your vehicle equipped with a column shift or a floor shift?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am sorry. What's the difference between Column or Floor Shift? How Can I notice?
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
When you shift the transmission is the shifter by the steering wheel or down by the seats?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My car is column shift
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
  • Remove the tilt knob from the lower trim cover.
    Object Number: 415298  Size: SH

  • Remove the 2 pan head tapping screws (1) from the lower trim cover (2).
    Object Number: 328807  Size: SH

  • Remove the lower trim cover from the upper trim cover.
  • Tilt the lower trim cover down.
  • Slide the lower trim cover backward in order to disengage the locking tabs.
    Object Number: 368494  Size: SH

  • Remove the trim cover protector (1) from the lower trim cover (2).
    Object Number: 419648  Size: SH

  • Slide the shift lever seal (2) up the shift lever (4).

    Remove the shift lever screw (3).

  • Remove the shift lever assembly (4) from the upper trim cover (1).
  • Remove the shift lever seal (2) from the shift lever assembly (4).
    Object Number: 415299  Size: SH

  • Remove the 2 TORX® head screws (1) from the upper trim cover (2).
  • Remove the upper trim cover (2) from the steering column.
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    Customer reply replied 8 years ago

    David,

     

    But I don' t know how to remove the steering wheel. I guess this is my first step and how can I remove the airbag system? Please let me know before I give the accept.

     

     

    Thanks

    Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
    Object Number: 322946  Size: SH

  • Remove the wire harness strap (2) from the wire harness assembly (1) and the steering column.
  • Disconnect the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly connector from the inflatable restraint steering wheel module coil connector.
    Object Number: 306234  Size: SH
  • Slide the 2 connectors (2) of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly out of the bulkhead connector (1).
    Object Number: 322982  Size: SH

  • Remove the 2 pan head tapping screws (1) from the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2).
  • Remove the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2) from the steering column tilt head assembly.
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    Customer reply replied 8 years ago
    How I can remove the steering wheel? Please
    Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago

    Removal Procedure


      Object Number: 640349  Size: SH

      Caution: When you are carrying an undeployed inflator module:

      Do not carry the inflator module by the wires or connector on the inflator module
      Make sure the bag opening points away from you
      When you are storing an undeployed inflator module, make sure the bag opening points away from the surface on which the inflator module rests. When you are storing a steering column, do not rest the column with the bag opening facing down and the column vertical. Provide free space for the air bag to expand in case of an accidental deployment. Otherwise, personal injury may result.

       

     

    1. On the back side of the steering wheel are 4 openings for removing the driver inflator module.
    2. Turn the steering wheel until 2 of the openings are on the top.
    3. Adjust and install J 44298 into 2 of the holes.

      Important: Seat the air bag removal tool all the way in to perform properly.

    4. Push the handle back towards the instrument panel (I/P) releasing the 2 spring loaded fasteners at the same time.
    5. Turn the steering wheel and repeat the same steps for the other 2 openings.
    6. Pull the module gently away from the steering wheel.
    7. You can use a small flatblade screwdriver in place of the special tool.
      Object Number: 294362  Size: SH

      Important: Note the driver inflator wire routing positions, the redundant control routing positions, and the horn wire routing positions for the correct re-assembly.

    8. Remove the connector position assurance (CPA) and remove the inflator module electrical connector.
    9. Remove the horn contact lead.
    10. Remove the inflatable restraint steering wheel module.
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    Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
  • Scribe an alignment mark on the steering wheel hub. Align the mark with the slash mark on the steering shaft.
    Object Number: 294367  Size: SH

  • Loosen the steering wheel nut.
  • Position the steering wheel nut flush with the end of the steering shaft.
    Object Number: 255213  Size: SH

    Use a steering wheel puller to remove steering wheel from shaft.
  • Remove the steering shaft nut.
  • Remove the steering wheel from the steering shaft.
  • Unroute the SIR connector from the steering wheel.
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