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Jeep wrangler s: ignition switch..1993 i know is the steering column

Customer Question

how can i replace the ignition switch in a jeep wrangler s 1993
i know is the steering column but i can not get it out
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 7 years ago.
Hi, are you talking about the actual electric switch.. or the key lock cylinder?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the ignition switch..yes the electric , i got allready most of the parts out(the wheel, the key cylinder,etc.), but the cover of the steering column i don't know how to get it out. it is just one piece with no screws on.
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 7 years ago.
OK.. here are the instructions:
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Removal

1. Disconnect battery ground cable, then remove windshield wiper intermittent control module and bracket, if equipped.
2. Place ignition lock in Accessory position.
3. Tape ignition and dimmer switch actuator rods to steering column.
4. Remove dimmer switch mounting nut, then lift switch from column while disengaging actuator rod.
5. Remove ignition switch to column mounting screws, then disengage switch actuator rod.
6. Remove ignition switch and disconnect electrical connectors.

Installation

1. Place ignition lock in Accessory position.
2. Place slider bar, in ignition switch, into Accessory detent position.
3. Connect electrical connectors to switch, then install actuator rod to switch.
4. Install switch to steering column. Ensure slider bar stays in Accessory detent.
5. Remove ignition switch actuator rod securing tape from column.
6. Install and hand tighten ignition switch mounting screws.
7. Adjust ignition switch as follows:

1. On non-tilt steering column, while holding key lock switch in Accessory position, gently slide switch towards steering wheel. Tighten mounting screws. Do not allow switch to move form Accessory detent.
2. On tilt steering column, while holding key lock switch in Accessory position, gently slide switch away from steering wheel. Tighten mounting screws. Do not allow switch to move form Accessory detent.

8. Install dimmer switch as follows:

1. Remove one screw from ignition switch. Do not remove stud/nut.
2. Install actuator rod to switch and position over ignition switch, then install switch.
3. Install and hand tighten dimmer switch mounting screws, then remove dimmer switch actuator rod securing tape from column.

9. Adjust dimmer switch as follows:

1. Depress switch slightly and insert a 3/32 inch drill bit into adjustment hole.
2. Move switch toward steering wheel, then torque dimmer/ignition switch mounting screw to 35 inch lbs.

10. Install windshield wiper intermittent control module and bracket, if equipped.
11. Install battery ground cable and test operation of ignition and dimmer switches.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

ok, but i don't know how to take the steering column cover off because it just came in one piece. could you tell me how

Expert:  ase_master327 replied 7 years ago.
The electric ignition switch is at the bottom of the steering column...There is no cover to remove.
Are you SURE you were not talking abut the key lock cylinder?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no in this model the ignition swicth is inside of the steering column
Expert:  Ramtech replied 7 years ago.
what's the chance you can attach a picture? i will be working on an answer in the mean time.
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