So I have made a bunch of progress. The cold column piece is out and the new one is now in place. To help others in my spot, you have to take out 2 of the 3 bolts that hold the steering box in place so the column have change angle enough to allow the column to clear the dash. Once you do that, you have more than enough room. In my case, my column cover would still not come all the way off. Because of the locked steering mechanism, I had to break away all of the old steering column (hammer and screwdrivers) shatter it all. In order to get the new cover over, you have to widen it by putting a screwdriver in the slot on the drivers side. It runs horizontally at the front, from front to back. A bolt goes thru it to pinch it closed. It would not allow the column cover to slip over the steering rod unless I pried it open.
Although the auction said my column came from a 1986, same as mine, there was a different connector coming out of the cylinder itself. The page one is the same, but the smaller harness, the one with two thinner wires is different. Took me a few minutes of looking for the female part to that connector without luck before I looked at my old and found I had no plastic connector coming off the old, just two individual wires. HERE IS WHERE I COULD USE SOME INFO. Like I said, my old harness had 2 smaller wires coming out of the column for the lock cylinder. One has a larger sad lug end which goes to a female connection in the car. The other is a smaller FEMALE end. I do not know where this one goes. Can anyone tell me?
2012 Subaru WRX STI Limited • 2006 VW Touareg V-8 • 1998 Mercedes e320 Wagon 4Matic • 1986 Alfa Spider Quadrafoglio • 1970 1/2 Pontiac Firebird Trans-am