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Good to hear Keith! Yup, I was amazed.
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Panic! How on earth do I get this arm out from the steering column? The Shop Manual is no help, and the only Picture/Drawing don't show this piece
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You need to remove everything from the top (steering wheel end) of the column and then slide the center tube out of the main column. Then the shift lever will come out. Take careful note where the spring and spacer are located.
Start by removing the turn signal switch and all wiring from the column.
Then remove the chrome collar above the shift lever housing. I think there are 3 nuts with blind bolts.
Remove the detent plate.
Remove the shift lever collar. It just slides off now.
Then the entire shift tube can be removed and the shift lever will slip out of the housing.
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Alright! I though this came out from the bottom, and all the wires are sitting "half tight". Can not really see how I will manage to put them back though. The chrome collar and what´s inside there is already out. The collar just hangs in wires right now.
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This is how it looks from the other side.
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Looks like it's stucked because of some burr where the gear lever gets in Any tips on how to sort that out?
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Yes, the turn signal wires are a tight fit. I wrapped mine in electrical tape, with the bullet connectors "stacked" end-to-end to keep the assembly as narrow as possible. Still ended up needing to fish it through with some stiff wire.

Maybe there is a better way...
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Got it out I just needed to hold the tube with a finger and very gentle tap the housing with a plastic hammer. No force at all Now, if I only found that article I found a few years back when someone restored this piece. i remember it well because the writer looks like was arguing a lot with the founder of this web site Alexander about if the play and problem with our cars was going reverse because of the detent plate or this metal piece on the tube. Anyone who might know this article? My detent plate is changed, but it looks like restoring this also seems to be a good idea.
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A close up. Funny, it does works fine, but it sure looks ugly.
Btw; What is the correct word for this tube and part?
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-Back from the garage and posting from my iPhone. Just for the record: THANKS Niles and Todd for the tips. It helped a lot
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