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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-02-04, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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tilt/telescoping steering column transplant

I'm going to swap a tilt/telescopic steering wheel into my 91 LS sometime in the near future and I know it can be done. What other parts would I need to complete this job?

So far I've got:

-Steering column
-Key
-Ignition wiring harness
-DMPS reciever
-Patience


anything else I might need?

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-02-04, 12:54 PM
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i think you're set.

make sure you have a beater to use, because it should take longer than a day unless you work around the clock.

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Do you have the complete ignition keylock assembly? I notice you mentioned the key, and the ignition wire harness only.
According to a few other members who have done this, the assemblies are different.

And ya, this will probably take you much longer than you think. Please keep us posted.
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well most steering columns should come with the complete ignition keylock assembly. why send him the key then?


i've been trying to do this mod for awhile, but i haven't been able to find a donor car to take the wires and the dmps reciever

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most of them should, but the key is different on the electronic t/t column vs. a non t/t column. since I have a 91, my key would not work with the column from a 94 or 95.

i know its gonna take awhile, doing all the transplanting. I'll get my dad to help me out with it and it'll probably go a little faster. while we're working on it, ill probably be driving his thunderbird SC or Lincoln MarkVIII both are fun cars

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-03-04, 04:19 AM
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I'm still interested in this mod, too. I have had a 95 t/t column rolling around in my trunk for like 3 months now... I never get around to tearing into it.

Does anyone have the Helms pages for a 94-95 column and wiring? It would help me greatly to see this posted for comparison. That is gonna suck having 2 different key patterns, good excuse to shave all the keyholes and get door poppers

So far I have the complete column, and a few modules, I think DPMS, and a relay box. Is the wiring needed all one piece with the car's main harness?
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i was looking to approach it as a complete conversion. instead of splicing wires.

i would suggest taking out your seats and carpet (good time to clean it), and do the correct wiring.

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post #8 of 13 Old 09-03-04, 07:57 PM
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yeah, I didn't plan on doing a "hack-job" either... but my question is can you get the wiring just for the steering column conversion out in one neat little bundle, or are the wires so integrated into the main harness that you have to change out the entire car's harness. It seems alot harder to do than it looked like at first...
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once I get my lower dash panel off, I'm going look up under there and see if it's a bundle of wires. I would think so, but I won't be sure until I can get the panel off.



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post #10 of 13 Old 04-08-05, 09:48 PM
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so whats the latest? has this been finished yet?
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i coulda SWORE somebody tried this already with their GS conversion and failed miserably because they found out the column wouldnt fit or somethin...

was it you ballistic?? lol

i tried searching for it on A-L.com, but the search feature is still down

but im DAMN sure somebody tried it already and posted pics of everything and established that somethin wouldnt fit at all, and how it wouldnt work...


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yeah, i attempted it but passed. steering column is different. you'll need many modules and wires will be a btich. I had everything but wasnt going to work day in and day out forever

one dude did it though... took him 6 months.

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