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Unread 09-14-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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I need help! Turn signal/ Turn signal switch problem

Hey all you Jeep Gurus,

This is my first post and I need some help. I'm a poor college student who has a great 93 Jeep Cherokee. It runs fantastic with 158k miles on it. However, one day the turn signal BROKE IN HALF while trying to signal left. It is broken right where the windshield wiper switch turns forward and backward with the wires keeping it on. Not only is it annoying and terrible looking, but I can barely use it because it takes so much to get the switch to activate. I would really like it to be fixed because this switch also has cruise control on it. I have a repair manual that shows me how to do this; I just need the turn signal and the switch along with it. Here are my options:

1: Leave it like it is and be continually annoyed with it
2: Try and fix it and spend oodles of cash trying to get the right part online

Please help! Surely I'm not the only person with this problem before!
Thanks!


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Unread 09-15-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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bump back to the top. For real, I need help you guys. Lol
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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Do you have a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee?

In either case, go to a junkyard and replace the entire assembly. It takes about 5 minutes to remove using a phillips screwdriver, and you can reinstall it in the parking lot.

Total price shouldn't be over $10-15.
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Do you have a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee?

In either case, go to a junkyard and replace the entire assembly. It takes about 5 minutes to remove using a phillips screwdriver, and you can reinstall it in the parking lot.

Total price shouldn't be over $10-15.
Thanks for the reply! What assembly? The steering column? I have looked at several junkyards and cannot find someone who won't sell me just the switch. My other problem is that the switch at the hinge itself is rickity and is very hard to get switched (e.g. hard to pull down to signal left/push up to signal right). I would REALLY like to get the new switch, but i will at least settle for the new turn stalk until it breaks again.
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Do you have a Cherokee or Grand Cherokee?

In either case, go to a junkyard and replace the entire assembly. It takes about 5 minutes to remove using a phillips screwdriver, and you can reinstall it in the parking lot.

Total price shouldn't be over $10-15.
Thanks for the reply! It's a Jeep Cherokee Sport I think. Definitely not a Grand. What assembly? The steering column? I have looked at several junkyards and cannot find someone who won't sell me just the switch. My other problem is that the switch at the hinge itself is rickity and is very hard to get switched (e.g. hard to pull down to signal left/push up to signal right). I would REALLY like to get the new switch, but i will at least settle for the new turn stalk until it breaks again.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply! It's a Jeep Cherokee Sport I think. Definitely not a Grand. What assembly? The steering column? I have looked at several junkyards and cannot find someone who won't sell me just the switch. My other problem is that the switch at the hinge itself is rickity and is very hard to get switched (e.g. hard to pull down to signal left/push up to signal right). I would REALLY like to get the new switch, but i will at least settle for the new turn stalk until it breaks again.
If its not a grand, you dont have a zj and are in the wrong forum. You have an xj and might get more accurate help over in the xj forum. Actually, with this specific problem, it should be pretty similar between an xj and zj, but still post it over there as well.

Back on topic, go to a you pull it yourself junk yard and tell them you are going in for some trim pieces and comeback with the stalk and switch assembly.
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Oooo that's embarassing. Thanks anyway fellas. I'll be over here...in the XJ forum... lol
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No biggy. Good luck with your Jeep
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It should look like the stalk (obviously) with a 1.5" cube attached to one end. That entire assembly is what I meant, it's held in place by 2-3 screws. Good luck!
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