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Unread 10-15-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Broken turn signal lever, Need to turn OFF hi-beams

ok,so I have a 91 YJ 4.0 . I while back the turn signal lever broke and now the rig is stuck on Hi-beams. I have tried turning it off with a screwdriver but it doesnt seem to want to work. Im not lookin at the rig at the moment, but is there a fuse I can pull or wire I can cut that will turn my hi-beams off and not effect my low-beams?

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Unread 10-15-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Down the left side of your steering column (internally, within the housing) is a rod, it goes into the high beam switch which is also on the left side of the column pretty far down, under the dash, but on the tub side of the column. White plastic thing, the rod goes into this switch from above. Look there, you may be able to operate the switch here. I'll look at mine tonight to confirm, but try this first as a fix--it gets dark for you sooner than for me, and you gotta drive home before I do.
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Unread 10-16-2008, 01:32 AM   #3
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Confirmed. The switch itself is white plastic, has a metal rod approx 3/16 dia, round (rusty...) that comes into it from further up the inside of the column. It is directly underneath, and just slightly to the left of center of the steering column, JUST after it goes under the dash. You can push in the top of it with your thumb and click on, click off the highbeams.
Let me know if you can't find it. If I can get outta work while it is still light enough I can take a photo tomorrow evening, but me getting out before dark is sorta rare, until perhaps the weekend.
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Unread 10-16-2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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OR, if you would like to fix the problem, get a new stalk at the dealership for under $20 and tear down the column. Here is a great link on how to fix it.http://www.epiccomputer.com/dale/jee...tilt/tilt.html With a wheel puller and lock plate depressor rented from autozone (you get your money back), I had it done in about an hour.
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Unread 10-16-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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Well, I already tore up the column a year or so ago, so accessing the switch wont be too hard. Also, when I looked at it last night, I saw the white plastic switch he was talking about then noticed the push rod he mentioned and I can grab the head of that with ease and turn the brights on and off at will.
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Unread 12-16-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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mine too broke a couple of weeks ago and stuck on high beams... today I was able to place the lever back in the hole and pull it towards the steering wheel and was able to go back to low beams. Is there a part # for the lever?
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Unread 12-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #7
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Easy fix.

Go to the connecter plug at the head lights. Being that yours is a 91 you can probably remove the wires from the connector and rearrange them so that the hi beam wire is now connected to the low beams.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 01:19 AM   #8
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Im with Rusty. Do it right the first time.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 05:31 AM   #9
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i've never broke mine, but i'm surprised at how cheap the turn signal arm feels.....
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Unread 12-17-2008, 01:33 PM   #10
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Please fix it so you can use your blinkers! I hate people that do not have the common courtesy to use there blinkers.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #11
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Its true, the stalk is cheap. But..if you ever need the switch inside the column get ready $$$$.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 03:43 PM   #12
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Its true, the stalk is cheap. But..if you ever need the switch inside the column get ready $$$$.
Agreed, mine broke on my old jeep and it cost about 120 just for the stupid switch. Is there any way to beef up the blinker lever cause it feels like im just gonna snap the thing everytime I use it,
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hi. my turn signal stalk broke tonite

Hi I have a 91 cherokee and the lever broke, and it does work if I put it loose in there and move it up and down for turning and back and forth for high beams etc.

Where do I get the lever, and do I need to take the whole column apart to replace the lever..

When I hold the stalk in my hand, there is a metal tip (no threads or anything) at the end, and the end looks smooth, when I look in the hole I see a piece of smooth metal it looks like it lines up with, and on the black plastic I can see where it lines up, but it wont stay in, and I think I felt something break when it went last night.

So, what do I do? Also any good places to order the stalk from?

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Mine broke as well. I got a new one at the dealership and was able to remove the stub left in the switch by drilling a very small hole in the stub and using running a small machine screw into the hole and pull the stub strait out.
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Mine broke as well. I got a new one at the dealership and was able to remove the stub left in the switch by drilling a very small hole in the stub and using running a small machine screw into the hole and pull the stub strait out.
When mine broke, I used a couple of dentist picks, and got the remains of the stalk out of the turn signal switch. As far as getting the high beam to work, I gave up. There is a plastic piece at the top of the column that attaches to the stalk as well as the top end of the rod. I just don't have enough fingers to hold it in place while I get the column back together, so, just be careful!!

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