Mechanics

CHEVY TURN SIGNAL LEVER

2007 Chevrolet HHR

Interior problem
2007 Chevy HHR 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 59000 miles

'07 HHR, I snapped off the plastic turn signal lever about an inch from the attached end and now it hangs by the internal wiring to the headlamp controls at the end of the lever. How do I disconnect these wires and remove the headlamp control mechanism from the end of the lever so I can replace it? I also would appreciate steering wheel removal steps, or whatever is necessary to get to the attached end of the turn signal lever.
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Jimmiez
January 30, 2009.



Ok no need to remove the steering wheel first off. Now remove the trim from around the column and then you will see the switch and unplug it and then depress the locking tabs and remove the switch. thats it so it say's. Here is a pic


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_Graphic3_2.jpg



The switch cost about 53 dollars at your local parts store. here is a pic of the switch itself too. Hope this all helps thanks.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_746986_1.jpg


Racefan966
Jan 31, 2009.
Thanks Racefan966. What a relief not to remove the steering wheel to replace the turn signal lever. Should be a fairly easy job now. Appreciate the prompt and detailed answer with pics.

Tiny
Jimmiez
Jan 31, 2009.
No problem thats what we are here for. Thanks again and yes it should be fairly easy as it calls for about 30 min to do.

Racefan966
Feb 2, 2009.
So how did it go?

Racefan966
Feb 14, 2009.
It's my son's car and he's not reall accessable so I haven't done the fix as of yet. Don't expect any problems though. Thanks for checking

Tiny
Jimmiez
Feb 14, 2009.
I see was just following up. Thanks

Racefan966
Feb 16, 2009.
Hey racefan966.I finally got to do this repair and it went pretty well, except for one thing. The instrument panel trim that surrounds the steering column and gage cluster prevented sufficient clearance for removing the switch from its housing on the steering column. Choices were to remove this trim piece or move the steering column to the right to provide clearance to remove the switch. I chose to loosen the steering column support bolts and was able to move the column to the right (about 1/8" ) just enough to get the switch out of its housing. The $54 switch fit in perfectly and all systems work properly. Job complete. Thanks for your help.

Tiny
Jimmiez
Mar 6, 2009.