HOW TO install the Column Lock
Bypass sold by C5Solutions
Installing The Bypass
you are ready for the electrical work.
Identify the harness containing the BLACK, GREEN, ORANGE and PURPLE wires. Please note that the 4 wires are located towards the left/upperleft side of the steering column. Some folks find it easier to look under the steering column from the left side once the knee bolster has been removed and locate the black, green, orange, and purple wires and follow them down.
best work can be performed while working under the dash. You can
see the connector, in the upper middle screen shot (with green wire closest
to you). The connector is attached to the metal bar under the dash.
Be very careful of the large yellow cable. This controls your air
bag. Do not cut or disconnect it by accident.
your fingers on the bottom side of the connector, gently pulling down on
the wire harness. Then, place a flat blade screwdriver on the right side
of the connector. Release the connector by prying the retainer to
the right. Pry gently, as this retainer will later hold the connector
from the column lock bypass. The connector should release.
the connector down and away.
the C5Solutions bypass connector to the vehicle's connector, you can see
that they are the same.
turn the vehicle's column lock connector so that the ORANGE and PURPLE
wires are facing you. These are the wires that you will connect 12
Volts to, in order to force the column to unlock.
the supplied 12 Volt cigar adapter to unlock the column. There is
a stripe on one wire of the 12 Volt adapter, which identifies the
positive or HOT lead. The plain black wire is the negative or GROUND
lead. Strip about 1/4 inch of insulation from the end of the adapter
which will be used to insert the wires into connector, but don't allow these 2 leads to touch!
Plug the adapter into the cigar lighter. Then, simultaneously connect
the HOT lead to the PURPLE wire connection, and the GROUND lead to the
ORANGE wire connection. You should hear the column lock retract. Promptly disconnect the adapter from the cigar lighter. A safer way to disengage the lock would be to hold the adapter leads and connector together while having a friend insert, and quickly remove, the adapter from the cigar lighter.
check to see if you got it right by turning the steering wheel. If
the wheel is still locked try the above step again. If you cannot
get the column to unlock, check to make sure your HOT and GROUND leads
are touching the right parts of the connector. Also, check to make
sure you didn't blow a fuse, by accidentally allowing the adapter leads
to touch each other. Some 12 Volt adapters include a fuse in the
plastic piece that slides into the vehicle's cigar lighter. Check
that fuse along with your vehicle's fuses in case your shorted the system
slip the column bypass connector into the existing vehicle harness which
is attached to the metal bar under the dash. It should snap into place.
into the dash, from the driver's side, you can see where I mounted the
bypass box. I attached the box to the metal "well" that encases the
steering column with the double stick adhesive attached to the bottom side
of the bypass box.
secure the existing harness to other under dash wiring. I used a