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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Reg Cab 119.0 WB

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Fleetside
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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August 15, 2013, 8:22 pm

Anthony A

Question: any way to disconnect tow package

my Z-71, I cant get the tow package to turn off. is there any way of disconnecting it or "turning it off"??? ive looked for a way to get into the steering column without removing the steering wheel and cant figure it out. do I HAVE to remove the steering wheel???

August 16, 2013, 4:48 pm

Richard W
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The button on the end of the shirt. You need to replace the switch in it. I am not sure how they sell them now. You mite have to buy the hole shifter. If that is the case. The rubber at the beginning of the shifter at the steering column need to be removed. You just pull it away from steering column. There is a plastic ring on the rubber. So you have to get that to come though the hole of the plastic on the steering column. Then there is a roll pin. Punch the roll pin out and the shifter will come off. There will be a toe wires. Pull them a little and the connector will come out. disconnect the connector. Then replace the shifter. You could also try to just disconnect the connector and see if the light goes out.

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August 21, 2013, 4:28 pm

Anthony A

do I have to pull the steering wheel to access the inside of the steering column?

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August 21, 2013, 6:12 pm

Richard W
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No you don't have to remove the steering wheel. Take the bolts from the bottom of the steering wheel cover off. Then remove the lower panel on the dash. Pull the bottom cover off. Then the top will come off.

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