Depending on skill level, it is relatively easy to replace a GM tilt steering column. SteeringColumnServices.com provides a complete replacement guide for a GM tilt steering column. This guide consists of 51 steps broken into four sections. The time required to complete this project is estimated at about two hours.
To replace a GM tilt steering column, various parts must be removed first, including the steering wheel and lock plate, the signal switches, the lock cylinder, the upper lock cover and the tilt housing. In addition, the dimmer cap and actuator must be removed before replacement parts are installed. Special tools such as a steering wheel puller set and a pivot pin puller are required for this project.