2004 Chevy Impala steering column trim

Tiny
LITTLEVALLEY
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
I have to replace my GM Combination switch in my car. Its the switch in the steering column that has the wipers high beam turn signals etc. I have removed the bottom trim cover on the steering column but the top one will not budge. I really don't want to break it but no matter which direction I try to move it it just doesn't even want to move. It is really hard to see inside of the trim to look for screws but there are none that I can see.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 10:46 PM

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You need to be real careful working around the Airbag. It has explosive force.

Multifunction, Turn Signal Switch Replacement

Removal Procedure

Caution: Refer to SIR Caution in Service Precautions.

1. Disable the SIR system.
2. Remove the upper and lower trim covers.

Important: The abrasion sleeve located on the steering column wire harness assembly must be reinstalled. Make note of what connector is coming out of the abrasion sleeve for installation purposes.

3. Remove the wire harness assembly (1) from the wire harness strap (2).
4. Disconnect the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly connector from the SIR system coil connector.

5. Slide the 2 connectors (2) of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly out of the bulkhead connector (1).

6. Remove the 2 pan head tapping screws (1) and (3) from the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2).
7. Remove the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2) from the steering column tilt head assembly.

Installation Procedure

1. Install the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2) onto the steering column tilt head assembly.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Important: Be sure that the electrical contact of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly (2) rests on the turn signal cancel cam assembly.

2. Screw the 2 pan head tapping screws (1) and (3) into the turn signal and multifunction assembly (2).

O Tighten the top pan head tapping screw (1) to 3 Nm (27 in. Lbs.).
O Tighten the side pan head tapping screw (3) to 7 Nm (62 in. Lbs.).

3. Slide the 2 connectors (2) of the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly into the bulkhead connector (1).

4. Connect the turn signal and multifunction switch assembly connector to the SIR coil connector.

Important: The abrasion sleeve must be installed back onto the steering column wire harness assembly. The ignition lock cylinder case wires and connector must be hanging out of the middle of the abrasion sleeve.

5. Install the wire harness assembly (1) into the wire harness strap (2).
6. Install the upper and lower trim covers.
7. Enable the SIR system.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 10:56 PM

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