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How to Remove a Turn Signal / Windshield Wiper Lever on a Chevy Suburban

Video Summary

1A Auto shows you how to remove a broken, damaged, faded, worn or faulty turn signal, high beam and wiper lever / switch on a Chevy Suburban.

Chevy Suburban Turn Signal Switch

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Tools Needed:

  • 8mm or 5/16 inch Wrench
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Steering Wheel Puller
  • 4mm, 7mm, 10mm and 21mm Sockets and Ratchet
  • T25 Torx Bit

Repair Steps:

  1. First, in order to remove the turn signal / windshield wiper lever, disconnect the battery using the 8mm or 5/16 inch wrench. Disable the airbag by locating the fuse panel usually located on the left side of the dashboard. Open the fuse panel and locate the fuse for the airbag. There is usually a diagram on the panel that shows which fuses are where. There is also, usually, a small plastic tool to use when pulling the fuses out. Place the fuse into one of the holders on the panel for safe-keeping.
  2. Locate the slots on the back of the steering wheel. Using a flat blade screwdriver in these slots you can pry up an the airbag compartment should pop out from the steering wheel. On the back of the airbag compartment there will be a locking tab that you must release and then you can unplug it. The airbag is now free from the steering wheel.
  3. Next you can disconnect the horn. The horn will usually be two small wires coming together and plugging into the steering wheel. This disconnects fairly easily by twisting and pulling it out.
  4. Using a 21mm socket and ratchet remove the center bolt from the steering wheel. Attach the steering wheel puller to the steering wheel by threading the two bolts on the puller into the two holes in the steering wheel and tightening them. You will then use the socket and ratchet on the middle bolt of the puller to get the steering wheel off. The steering wheel should now be free from the vehicle.
  5. Using a 7mm socket and ratchet remove the four screws that hold the lower dash panel on. There are also tabs that hold the panel on so you should pull down on it firmly once the screws are removed. Disconnect the air hose from the lower panel.
  6. Locate the two T25 Torx screws located on the bottom of the steering column. One is to the left of center and the other is in the center in the furthest hole. If you have a tilt column then the tilt lever will just pull right out at this point. Now you can work the bottom panel of the steering column off with your hands.
  7. Looking up into where the lower panel was just removed, locate two 4mm bolts on either side. Remove these two bolts. This loosens the upper steering column panel. Now using a T25 Torx bit remove the two Torx screws that hold the multi-function lever on. These are located on the front and top of the steering column. The top screw is tricky because the top panel does not allow a lot of room to maneuver. We put the Torx bit into a 1/4in wrench and use that to loosen the screw on top then use our hands to get it all the way out.
  8. Using a 10mm socket and ratchet, remove the four screws from the metal plate under the steering column. Move the black air duct out of the way and locate the red and black screws that hold the connector in. Remove these two 7mm screws and also cut any wire ties that are holding the harness together. Once you have the connector free, use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the connectors for the mult-function lever forward and out. Next unplug the cruise control wire. There is a locking tab on the back of the plug that must be removed before you can pull out the wire.
  9. Remove the electrical tape-like conduit from the wires and you should then be able to remove the multi-function lever from the steering column completely.

That is how to remove a turn signal / windshield wiper lever / switch on a Chevrolet Suburban. Thanks for watching! Please feel free to call us toll free 888-844-3393 with any questions or to order any of the parts shown in this video, or you can order a multi-function lever for your Chevrolet Suburban online right here at 1AAuto.com.

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