Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Removal and installation

Combination flasher

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.

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 Group 8E - Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.

(3) Reach through the outboard side of the steering column opening to access and disengage the combination flasher wire harness connector retainer from the instrument panel diagnostics mounting bracket (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Combination Flasher Remove/Install
Fig. 4 Combination Flasher Remove/Install

1 - DIAGNOSTICS MOUNTING BRACKET
2 - DIAGNOSTICS SPLICE BLOCK
3 - INSTRUMENT PANEL COURTESY LAMP
4 - DATA LINK CONNECTOR
5 - OUTBOARD STEERING COLUMN OPENING
6 - COMBINATION FLASHER AND CONNECTOR

(4) Pull the combination flasher into the instrument panel steering column opening far enough to access the wire harness connector.

(5) Remove the combination flasher from the wire harness connector.

(6) Remove the combination flasher from under the instrument panel.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the combination flasher under the instrument panel.

(2) Align the combination flasher terminals with the terminal cavities in the wire harness connector.

(3) Push in firmly on the combination flasher until the terminals are fully seated in the terminal cavities in the wire harness connector.

(4) Install the combination flasher wire harness connector retainer into the mounting hole of the instrument panel diagnostics mounting bracket.

(5) Install the knee blocker onto the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8E - Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.

(6) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Turn signal switch and hazard warning 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.

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 Group 8E - Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.

(3) Remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Steering Column Shrouds Remove/Install
Fig. 5 Steering Column Shrouds Remove/Install

1 - UPPER SHROUD
2 - SCREW (3)
3 - LOWER SHROUD
4 - STEERING WHEEL

(4) If the vehicle is equipped with a standard nontilt steering column, loosen the two upper steering column mounting nuts. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, move the tilt steering column to the fully lowered position.

(5) Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.

(6) Remove the two screws that secure the multifunction switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column (Fig. 6).

Fig. 6 Water Shield Upper Screws Remove/Install
Fig. 6 Water Shield Upper Screws Remove/Install

1 - MOUNTING SCREWS
2 - HAZARD WARNING SWITCH KNOB
3 - MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH LEVER
4 - WATER SHIELD AND BRACKET
5 - WIPER SWITCH LEVER

(7) Remove the one screw located below the multifunction switch control stalk that secures the multifunction switch water shield and bracket to the steering column (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Water Shield Lower Screw Remove/Install
Fig. 7 Water Shield Lower Screw Remove/Install

1 - MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH LEVER
2 - WATER SHIELD AND BRACKET
3 - LOWER MOUNTING SCREW
4 - LOWER MOUNTING TAB

(8) Gently pull the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket away from the steering column far enough to clear the screw boss below the multi-function switch control stalk.

(9) Lift the water shield and bracket with the multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column far enough to access the two multi-function switch wire harness connectors. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease multi-function switch removal.

(10) Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the multi-function switch connector receptacles.

(11) Remove the multi-function switch and water shield from the steering column as a unit.

(12) Gently and carefully remove the water shield from the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the multi-function switch control stalk.

INSTALLATION

(1) Gently and carefully install the water shield onto the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the multi-function switch control stalk.

(2) Position the multi-function switch and water shield near its mounts on the steering column as a unit.

(3) Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the multi-function switch connector receptacles.

(4) Position the multi-function switch onto its mounts on the left side of the steering column. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease multi-function switch installation.

(5) Position the lower mounting tab of the multifunction switch water shield bracket to the steering column screw boss below the multi-function switch control stalk.

(6) Install and tighten the one screw located below the multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column. Tighten the screw to 1.1 N·m (10 in. lbs.).

(7) Install and tighten the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column. Tighten the screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

(8) Position both the

(9) Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud. Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (18 in. lbs.).

(10) If the vehicle is so equipped, tighten the two nuts that secure the non-tilt steering column upper mounting bracket to the dash panel steering column support bracket studs. Tighten the nuts to 22 N·m (200 in. lbs.).

(11) Install the knee blocker onto the instrument panel. Refer to Knee Blocker in the Removal and Installation section of Group 8E - Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.

(12) Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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