Mechanics

HOW TO REPLACE TURN SIGNAL ARM ON STEERING COLUMN

1995 Chevrolet Astro • 357 miles

The turn signal lever has broken off but cruise and wipers still function.
What parts should I buy and how long is the job for a diy person?
Also, do I need to pull the steering wheel, and are there any other special tools required?

Thank you,

Steve Todd

ps it's 357,000 km on odometer
Avatar
Slmt
October 8, 2011.



Yes. You will usually need to have a steering wheel puller. There are 2 bolts that screw into threaded holes on the steering wheel and one in the center that pushes against the bolt in the center of the wheel.

TURN SIGNAL SWITCH & LOCK CYLINDER
Removal
Disconnect battery negative cable. Remove steering wheel. See STEERING WHEEL &
HORN PAD under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Remove shaft lock cover. Using Lock
Plate Compressor (J-23653-C), compress lock plate and pry retaining ring from groove in
steering shaft. See Fig. 3. Discard retaining ring. Remove lock plate. Remove turn signal c
ancelling cam.
1.
Remove upper bearing spring. Remove thrust washer. Place turn signal lever in up (left turn)
position. Remove turn signal/combination switch lever and hazard switch lever. Remove switch
actuator arm screw and remove switch actuator arm. Remove 3 turn signal switch retaining
screws. Remove steering column support bracket bolts and support bracket.
2.
Disconnect turn signal switch electrical connector. Remove 2 wiring protectors and carefully
pull wiring through steering column. Remove turn signal switch and allow to hang free.
3.
Remove buzzer switch. Place key in lock cylinder and turn to LOCK position. Remove lock
retaining screw, being careful not to drop screw down column. See Fig. 4. Pull lock cylinder
from housing.
4.
Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Install turn signal switch electrical connector through
housing. Install 2 wiring protectors. Install steering column support bracket and support bracket
bolts.
1.
To complete installation, reverse remaining removal procedure. Lubricate turn signal cancelling
cam with synthetic grease before installation. Using Lock Plate Compressor (J-23653-C), install
NEW shaft lock retaining ring. See Fig. 3. Ensure retaining ring is ful ly seated in groove on
steering shaft.
2.
Carefully pull down on turn signal electrical wiring to remove any possible kinks within
steering column. Tighten bolts and screws to specifications. See TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS.
3.
STEERING COLUMN SWITCHES -1995 Chevrolet Astro Page 1 of 3


Rivermikerat
Oct 8, 2011.