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Remove and replace turn signal switch '97 Cougar

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Old 03-20-2010, 01:06 PM
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I'm trying to remove and replace the turn signal switch on a 1997 Cougar. To get at the switch the upper and lower steering column panels need to be removed as well as the ignition switch cover. What do I do to get enough room to remove the panels. It looks like I may have to remove a dash trim panel below the steering column or remove the steering wheel. Is one of these correct? If so how is it done?

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Old 03-22-2010, 10:58 AM
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Wiggle, tug, bend and the upper and lower panels come out. Now can I get them back in...........................
 
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:32 AM
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If you remove the lower panel underneath the steering wheel, you can remove the lower steering column panel; after that you can lower the entire column by removing two nuts that hold the column up.
 
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:09 AM
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Thanks Michael. I tried to remove this panel once and stopped when I could not figure out how it was attached at the top. After your post I did remove the panel with a little more "tugging". It is held in by 3 "w" prong fasteners. Your post was helpful as I had not tried to reinstall the upper and lower steering column panels yet. The first replacement switch I had installed was defective, just touch it and the blinkers came on as well as the wipers and spritzers. I was waiting a few days to make sure the second switch worked OK. Again, thanks!
 
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