Jaguar XJ6 Turn Signal Switch Removal Replacement


Steering Wheel / Turn Signal Switch Replacement

 

This article will explain how to remove and replace the Steering Wheel  and Turn Signal Flasher on the Jaguar Series 3 XJ6.

Tools needed:

Pozi or Phillips Head Screwdriver

Flat Head Screwdriver (Small and large)

15/16” socket and socket wrench

7/16” and ½” socket and socket wrench

7/16” spanner

Retaining ring removal pliers, if available

 

Parts illustrated in this article:

Steering Wheel: CAC5885

Steering Wheel Horn Pad: CAC2418,  Emblem C40184

Horn push rod: DAC2882 ( C38916)

Retaining Ring: BD38852

Split Cone: C38528

Steering Hub: C38523

Upper and Lower Column Covers:  CAC2885 and CAC2884

Turn Signal Switch: DAC1354. AEU1621, AEU2802

Hazard Switch: AEU1338

Wiper Switch: AEU1337, AEU1734, AEU2804

 


 (Sport Steering Wheel Shown)


Replacing the turn signal flasher switch is relatively easy.
Careful attention must be paid to keep track of the order of all the small parts that fit the steering hub.

To begin with, insert the key into the ignition switch to unlock the steering.
Now,  remove the two screws that hold the horn pad in place.



While you are in the area, you may as well go ahead and take the three screws out of the lower column  cover:



Next, remove the horn push rod and  large nut that holds the steering wheel in place:



The horn push rod shouldn’t be too tight,  simply twist a few rounds, and then pull straight out. Notice that the end of the push rod goes around a corresponding rod in the steering column.

 

At this point, it’s important to take note of the position of the split cones and rubber bushings that are around the steering shaft:



After the split cones and rubber bushing are removed, you’ll see a retaining ring.

 

This is most easily removed using retaining ring pliers. But, if none are available, use a wide blade screwdriver to pry open the retaining ring, and a smaller flat screwdriver to wedge between the ring and the hub. It will take some patience, but it can be pulled off using several screwdrivers.

 

At this point, twist the hub to the fullest extended position.  This will allow access to the nuts that hold the hub on the shaft.
The stud with a nut attached just needs to be loosened quite a bit, but not removed.
The bolt with a nut on the backside needs to come completely out.

 

Now the entire hub and shaft will pull out of the steering column.

At this point, you can remove the screws that hold the upper column cover in place:

 

You won’t have to remove the upper column cover entirely,  But do need to be able to lift it slightly so that the hazard switch will clear the cover.

Now you simply pull the turn signal and wiper switch assembly straight off the column.

 

You’ll need to pull the wiring connectors out far enough to allow you to get to them at reassembly:




Replacement is pretty much just doing the above procedure in reverse.
Things to note on reassembly are the groves on the steering column that line up with the steering shaft and hub need to be aligned before the stud with the nut and the bolt with the nut are inserted and tightened. 
Also, the correct position of the split cones and rubber bushings is important, so make sure they match the photos above.
Finally, the front wheels may have moved while the screws were being taken from the horn pad. It will likely take a few tries and test drives to get the wheel  aligned perfectly straight. This is most easily done by removing and reinstalling the steering wheel itself.

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