We remove the steering column switches for replacement, as well as when removing the steering column and instrument panel.
Preparing the car.
Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
Using a Torx T-20 wrench, unscrew the two screws securing the steering column covers
Remove the upper casing of the steering column
Remove the lower casing of the steering column, disengaging the casing hook (shown by the arrow)
Turn the steering wheel to the left and use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws securing the left steering column switch
Remove the left switch from the connection
Squeeze the two clamps of the wire block
Disconnect the wire block from the switch connector
And remove the left steering column switch
To remove the right stalk switch, remove the immobilizer coil (Replacing the ignition switch and immobilizer coil Nissan Almera)
Turn the steering wheel to the right and use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the two screws securing the right steering column switch
Remove the switch from the connector.
Squeezing the two latches of the wire block, disconnect the block from the switch connector
Remove the right steering column switch.
Installing paddle shifters
Install the steering column switches in reverse order
When installing the steering column covers, we pass the screws for fastening the covers through the holes in the bosses of the housing of the steering column switch connector (Fig. 15, for clarity, shown on the removed covers and the steering column switch connector).
To remove the switch connector with the drum device, set the front wheels to the position corresponding to the rectilinear movement of the car.
Remove the steering wheel
Before removing the connector of the steering column switches with the coiled cable drum device (for the convenience of subsequent assembly), it is better to block the device drum from turning.
To do this, if necessary, we turn the drum by a small angle, aligning the cavity between the two protrusions of the drum with the groove of the body
And insert the plastic plate.
You can also insert a wooden wedge.
Using a Torx T-20 wrench, unscrew the connector fastening screw a few turns
Move the switch connector from the steering column
Having disconnected the wire pads and steering column switches, remove the connector with the switches assembly.
Install the connector with the drum device and switches in reverse order.
When installing the connector, we combine the protrusion in the socket of the connector housing with the groove on the end of the steering column pipe.