Originally Posted by hackshacknova
Follow the column down to the firewall, there is a plate with 3 bolts attaching it to the firewall. remove these bolts which should allow the column to drop down a couple of inches.
Perfect, thanks. Mine had a plastic shroud around the base that made those bolts inaccessible. I ended up breaking it off (it was quite fragile) and was easily able to undo everything. There were five bolts on the firewall and another two keeping a couple brackets around the column.
I've got the entire old harness out and have drawn out my own schematics of that harness to try and compare it with my new harness. I have the 21 circuit Painless harness (10101) which I've found is very streamlined, which is not necessarily a good thing. It doesn't have a bulkhead connector so I'm trying to teach myself where everything goes because the Painless instructions are less than ideal. A few pictures or drawings wouldn't kill them. And I'm coming from a position of just about zero experience with automotive wiring.
So, next question is where does this maxi relay go? I know it connects on the 10 ga. red wire between the fuse box and the starter solenoid, but should I just find an open spot on the firewall to mount it to?