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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.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel. See Knee Blocker in 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. 12).

Fig. 12 Steering Column Shrouds Remove/Install
Fig. 12 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 switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column (Fig. 13).

(7) Remove the one screw located below the multifunction switch lever that secures the switch water shield and bracket to the steering column (Fig. 14).

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

(9) Lift the water shield and bracket with the multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column as a unit and move it out of the way. 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

Fig. 13 Water Shield Upper Screws Remove/Install
Fig. 13 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

Fig. 14 Water Shield Lower Screw Remove/Install
Fig. 14 Water Shield Lower Screw Remove/Install

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

(10) Gently pull the windshield wiper and washer switch up and away from the right side of the steering column far enough to access the wire harness connector.

(11) Unplug the wire harness connector from the windshield wiper and washer switch.

(12) Remove the windshield wiper and washer switch from the steering column.

(13) Reverse the removal procedures to install.

Tighten the upper switch mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.). Tighten the lower switch water shield and bracket screw to 1.1 N·m (10 in. lbs.).

Tighten the non-tilt steering column mounting nuts to 22 N·m (200 in. lbs.) and the steering column shroud mounting screws to 2 N·m (18 in. lbs.).

REAR

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.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.

(2) Remove the center bezel from the instrument panel. See Instrument Panel Center Bezel in Group 8E - Instrument Panel Systems for the procedures.

(3) Remove the three screws that secure the accessory switch bezel to the instrument panel (Fig. 15).

Fig. 15 Accessory Switch Bezel Remove/Install
Fig. 15 Accessory Switch Bezel Remove/Install

1 - ACCESSORY SWITCH BEZEL
2 - SCREW

(4) Pull the accessory switch bezel out from the instrument panel far enough to access the wire harness connectors.

(5) Unplug the wire harness connectors from the rear of the accessory switches, the cigar lighter and the power outlet.

(6) Remove the accessory switch bezel from the instrument panel.

(7) With a small thin-bladed screwdriver, gently pry the snap clips at the top and bottom of the rear wiper and washer switch receptacle on the back of the accessory switch bezel and pull the switch out of the bezel.

(8) Reverse the removal procedures to install. Be certain that both of the switch snap clip retainers in the receptacle on the back of the accessory switch bezel are fully engaged. Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).

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