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Old September 22nd, 2004, 05:56 PM
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Head light switch repair - Is this 4 real?

The holding nut for my headlight switch has come off again. This is the switch on the lft side of the wheel.
To really tighten the nut correctly - do I really have to unscrew the 4 screw holding the housing on the bottom half of the steering wheel column, take that off and then fix my problem?

On the positive side, the non functional lights keep my wife out of the vehicle.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 07:43 PM
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just to remove the bottom half of the plastic column, yes. It's not that big a deal. Be happy you haven't burned out the switch like most of us
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 12:15 AM
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and still I smile and am glad for these wheeellsss..
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 11:00 AM
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is the headlight switch a bitch to replace or just expensive?
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Less than $50 if I remember. It's a simple plug in unless someone rewired it years ago (someone at the old Off Road Shop), so last time I was splicing and soldering to get everything to work.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:33 PM
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is the headlight switch a bitch to replace or just expensive?
Neither
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Just think, those four screws are the only thing preventing someone from stealing your truck.

Secretly I think Jim C. is starting up his Russian d-90 import business...
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:02 AM
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Secretly I think Jim C. is starting up his Russian d-90 import business...
I wish, there's a beautiful oslo blue TD5 in my parking lot, all covered with ARB stuff.
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And to think, only four screws between you and.............
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This will sound dumb and probably a little obvious, but just to save someone the trouble.

I replaced my headlight switch yesterday and after putting everything back together I found out the steering wheel was rubbing on the plastic shroud around the steering column. Turns out if you tighten the two longer screws on the bottom half of the plastic shroud near the sterering wheel it compresses the plastic and makes it rub on the steering wheel. Just back off the screw a little bit and no more rubbing.
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