Are you working on the standard style column? I believe that is a tool or component for the tilt style column only.
December, 17, 2009 AT 4:46 PM
I'm working on a tilt-wheel column.
Any guess what the wire is for?
December, 17, 2009 AT 4:52 PM
Have you already removed the old switch? it looks similar to the wire bale in the picture below..i'm not sure if thats what it is supposed to be or not? other than that my only thought is that its some sort of special service tool for disassembly of the tilt column. none of my sources say anything about a special service tool for this procedure though..
December, 17, 2009 AT 6:09 PM
My switch is rectangular, not round like your illustration. Here's a picture from an eBay seller.
FWIW: They show the wire in a completely illogical position, since it shorts one of the blade contacts, and prevents the wiring harness connector from being plugged in. Also, it just doesn't "feel right" in that position.