How to Replace a Wiper Switch in a Chevy Truck

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The wiper switch in your Chevy truck should give you years of trouble-free performance. However, it is an electrical component and may fail at any time. While the most common cause of failure will result from regular use, electrical shorts are not unheard of. Replacement switches can be purchased from a General Motors dealership. You can also try your local auto parts store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver (Phillips head)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pull the lever on the left-hand side of the steering wheel that controls the tilt function and move the steering wheel to the lowest setting possible.

  2. 2

    Remove the screws on the top of the steering column cover, using a screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Remove the screws on the underside of the steering column cover (you may need to adjust the steering wheel to the topmost position), using a screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Remove the steering column cover from the steering column by pulling down on it with your hands. This will remove the bottom half of the cover. To remove the top half, tilt the steering wheel all the way down, using the tilt adjustment lever on the left-hand side of the steering wheel. Then, slide the top half of the cover forward toward you and pull up on the cover.

  5. 5

    Remove the screws that hold the wiper switch (right hand side of the steering wheel) to the steering column.

  6. 6

    Pull the switch away from the steering column until the electrical connector can be removed. Then, disconnect the electrical connector from the wiper switch.

Tips and warnings

  • For specific information about your Chevy truck, consult the particular vehicle's manual (see Resources).

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