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Headlamp switch

WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY STEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, OR INSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS OR SERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.

WARNING: IF THE HEADLAMP SWITCH WAS ON, WAIT FIVE MINUTES TO ALLOW THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR TO COOL. IF THE CERAMIC DIMMER RESISTOR IS NOT ALLOWED TO COOL, IT CAN BURN YOUR FINGERS.

REMOVAL

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(3) Pull the headlamp switch control knob out to the On position stop.

(4) Reach up under the instrument panel through the outboard side of the steering column opening to access and depress the headlamp switch control knob and shaft release button on the inboard side of the switch body.

(5) While holding the release button depressed, pull the headlamp switch control knob and shaft out of the headlamp switch.

(6) Remove the spanner nut that secures the headlamp switch to the instrument panel (Fig. 11).

Fig. 11 Headlamp Switch Remove/Install
Fig. 11 Headlamp Switch Remove/Install

1 - WIRE HARNESS CONNECTORS
2 - HEADLAMP SWITCH
3 - NUT
4 - INSTRUMENT PANEL

(7) Pull the headlamp switch into the steering column opening area of the instrument panel far enough to access the instrument panel wire harness connectors.

(8) Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the headlamp switch.

(9) Remove the headlamp switch from the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the headlamp switch to the instrument panel steering column opening.

(2) Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the headlamp switch.

(3) Position the headlamp switch behind its mounting hole on the instrument panel.

(4) Install and tighten the spanner nut that secures the headlamp switch to the instrument panel. Tighten the nut to 2.7 N·m (24 in. lbs.).

(5) Insert the shaft of the headlamp switch control knob and shaft unit through the opening in the spanner nut and into the headlamp switch.

(6) Push the headlamp switch control knob and shaft unit all the way into the headlamp switch body.

(7) Install the knee blocker onto the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of this group for the procedures.

(8) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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