The wheel doesn't have to come off on a 2000 to change the switch or the
tumbler section, it is easier but there is plenty of room to do it with
the wheel on.
Look under the column trim and you will find two torx headed screws.
Remove them and then GENTLY push the plastic in at the top while pushing
down, that will release the two upper tabs. Now to release the lower
ones you pull the housing toward the wheel. That removes the bottom trim
cover. To remove the top cover you need a SMALL torx socket. There are
two screws that go up into the plastic. To remove the tilt lever just
pull it straight out of the socket it is in after you tilt the wheel
down. Now remove the upper cover by twisting it toward the key lock (if
you have column shift put the trans in low for more room). Once you have
it off tilt the wheel back up. Now look on the right side below the key.
There are two screws that hold the switch itself there. Make sure the
key is OFF. Remove the old one and install the new one. Then reverse the
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