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Unread 11-19-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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Turn signal doesn't shut itself off after turn.

My left turn signal doesn't shut itself off after I make a left turn. But it does after turning right. What would cause this problem? I hope I don't have to tear my steering column apart to fix this. I have tried searching but haven't been able to come up with anything. So what say you JeepForum?

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Unread 11-19-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with my old truck... It's the turn signal switch cause they wear out over time...
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Unread 11-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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^^^what he said^^^
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Unread 11-19-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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or do what most drivers in front of me do... don't use your turn signal.

sorry had to say it.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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How hard is it to replace that switch?
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Unread 11-19-2010, 12:51 PM   #6
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i think you need to get to the canceling cam

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Unread 11-19-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
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I agree, it is not the switch, it is the turn signal cancelling cam. Kind of a pain to replace, but at least the part is cheap! :-)
I have one sitting in my parts bin. Been there for a few months now because I needed one and it was like $4 and I added it to another internet parts order. Then I found out what it requires to install... I am looking for a tilt column so I have been putting off installing this one. :-)
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Unread 11-19-2010, 01:27 PM   #8
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Is your steering wheel straight?
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Unread 11-19-2010, 02:05 PM   #9
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It sounds like the canceling cam is my ticket.

My steering wheel isn't straight but that doesn't matter because it wont shut off no matter how far I turn the wheel. I sat in a parking spot and tried to get the signal to click off and I got all the way to the steering stop and it wouldn't shut off. Regardless it just stopped working the other night.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #10
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My steering wheel isn't straight but that doesn't matter because it wont shut off no matter how far I turn the wheel. I sat in a parking spot and tried to get the signal to click off and I got all the way to the steering stop and it wouldn't shut off. Regardless it just stopped working the other night.
Well then its probably the cam. My steering wheel was about 45 degrees one way and one way my turn signal would almost never cancel. Straightened my steering wheel with the drag link and it went away.

If it just started happening suddenly its probably that canceling cam.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 02:17 PM   #11
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or you lost one of the two springs on the switch which the canceling cam uses to cancel.... Hmmm...just like mine LOL. Now, my left hand acts as the canceling cam for left turns....
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Unread 11-19-2010, 02:25 PM   #12
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I keep finding myself not realizing my turn signal is on like some of the old people around here.

On a side note, anyone know the model number of the flasher we can use that's louder than the stock one? I can't hear mine now for the life of me.
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Unread 11-19-2010, 05:00 PM   #13
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mine does the exact same thing, I just turn it off manually..
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Mine was same way, the spring worked it's way out but was not broken. Popped it back in and works great.
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How did you do that??
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