First you need to remove lower right steering column cover held in place by two 7 mm screws. Then you have to separate from the top cover by pulling down but from the back of the lower panel and it will hinge at the front and unsnap at a certain angle.
Next remove the left lower column cover, it is held in place by one 7mm screw, here again pull this panel away from the top cover by grabbing the back and pulling downward.
Then remove top cover, it just comes out since nothing holds it in place anymore.
You will then need to remove the side dash cover so you can remove the little panel that houses the dimmer left of the steering wheel so you have room to manoeuvre the switch as you pull it away from the steering column. You have to unsnap the top part of the lower dash cover to be able to pull this piece out.
Next with a small flat blade screw driver push down on retaining clip that hold the lever in place (one on top and one on bottom)
Gently pull it out of it's bottom seating position.
Now with the small screwdriver unclip both connectors, one you push on the tab and the other you lift on a tab. You will see this more clearly once you have it in front of you.
You can now slide the whole assembly out and reverse the procedure to re-install the new one. Or in this case a donor car's functionning one.
Repairing old one....
Going to take this defective one apart to see what goes wrong or what breaks.
First to remove the back cover, 4 philip screws hold the cover.
Right away I can see that the spring in charge of pushing the white teflon piece out has lost it's memory or was bent out of shape by some incident.
By removing the retaining plate you can clearly see that the spring is not even touching the white piece.
With the white teflon piece out you can see how bent out of shape the spring is.
That spring should be straight so I will remove that assembly from the lever and attempt flipping that spring 180°.
Lever with this assembly removed...as you can clearly see nothing is broken.
I flipped the spring over no problem, now you can see the bend is the other way.
Re-assembled here is the lever in detent position, notice the white teflon pin or de-actuator is barely protruding.
Now when you move the lever to either side it pushes the de-actuator out so the cam in the column can catch it and remove blinkers.