1996 Chevy Turn Signal Arm

My 96 chevy seems to have short in the turn signal arm. When i move my tilt wheel my hi & low beams flicker, my air bag light will come on, my service engine light comes on, & my cruise doesn't work. If I put it in
one particular spot the air bag & service engine lights don't light up but my high & low beam still don't work properly. If i wiggle the signal arm the lights will flicker. Do i need to replace the arm & if so do i need to remove the steering wheel? Help! Inspection is up at end of February & it won't pass like this.
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Branny33 wrote:

I had a similar problem in my 95 - turned out to be a broken wire connector in the ignition switch harness. Mine crapped out in the dead of winter & I have no protected place to do repairs so I had the stealership do the job - $400.00! I asked for the bad swich & harness (one piece assembly) so I could see the problem. Could have repaired it for cost of solder. I need a garage!!!
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Makes me glad to have an older truck without all that air bag stuff. Just today I had to replace my turn signal 'guts' in the column. You almost have to take the hole thing apart to get the wires down a really small wire loom inside the column, and you have to pull the wires out of the connector to do that. So I can understand why the stealership wants so much. Small stuff in small places.
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