1994 Chevy Suburban headlight dimmer switch

Tiny
SHANAHAN05
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 183,000 MILES
The dimmer switch wont switch from high to low, the blinkers work and the wipers work. I need help. I bought a new turn signal handle but that didnt fix the problem, how do I change the dimmer switch? There is no way that I have found to get cover off behind the steering wheel to get to the dimmer switch, I pulled the steering wheel off but dont know how to get plastic cover off any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 10:42 AM

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Tiny
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Is your vehicle equipped with the tilt column or the standard column? Which lights are working, the high beam or lo beam? May be a faulty fuse or relay instead of switch.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 10:46 AM
Tiny
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It has the tilt column, the lights are always on dim, when I pull the handle back to engage brights nothing happens. No click nothing. I have checked all fuses and all relays are in good woking order, checked that already, I need to know how to pull the cover off of the steering wheel column so I can get to the switch that controls bright/dim. The plastic piece is broken. That switches back and forth. The column is all one piece. No screws to take out, I need to know how to get that off so I can replace that broken part

thanks.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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You will actually have to remove and disassemble the entire steering column to replace the switch. I can give some detailed steps if you would like. Does it have the column shift or the floor shift?
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 10:53 AM
Tiny
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Column shift.I would appreciate any help available
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 10:55 AM
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for all the help, I can now fix my wife's suburban.

Thanks again.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 10:00 AM

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