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Removing Steering Wheel Column

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Could you guys tell me how to do this? I don't even see where to start..

My turn signal has been broke for a year now. I got it "fixed" yesterday, but it broke again after about 30 minutes. The mechanic had fixed it to the point that the turn signals worked but the high beams did not. He said something about needing a metal piece in the back of the switch.

When he finished the repair it was hard to switch the signal between left and right flashers and eventually it snapped. I kinda knew it wasn't fixed because the turn signal isn't supposed to feel that stiff.

If you guys tell me how to remove the steering wheel, then I can go to Pick a Part and remove the parts I need and have the mechanic install them. The guy at the wrecking yard wanted to sell me the whole column but then I'd have to switch the ignition and get new keys, right?

I also need to know how to remove the air bag. I had to remove the fuse to the horn since it kept beeping on its own. Come to find out, my air bag is faulty.
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Don't buy used parts for that. New are cheap. You take off the bag with screws from the back, then unplug the bag and horn. Then you need a steering wheel puller to get the wheel off. I'll find you another thread with the pics...
This is how to replace the stalk

This is the turn signal switch:

Note that if the only problem is that it won't cancel, all you need to replace are the springs:

If the high/low beams don't work it is this switch. However, if the mechanic was screwing around with the turn signal, it is entirely possible that he dislodged the rod that goes from the turn signal stalk to the dimmer switch.

All parts are available from any parts store.
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Just swap your old ignition cylinder into the new column, and install the whole thing.
lol, I'm no expert.

You can change the gear indicator cord. It just clips on the column. Grab one at a junkyard...

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No, I teach Science (among other subjects). Shop is fun time ;)

Sting, you probably know more than I did at your age. You have no idea how lucky you are to grow up with internet access.
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