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Unread 11-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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XJ Turn Signal Lever Wont Stay Down

I looked around on the forum and haven't found anybody with the exact same problem as I have.

Whenever I try to use the turn signal when I go left, the lever doesn't stay down. There are no problems when I want to go right. It doesn't stay on when I finish turning. Only when I push it down it doesn't lock in place? Anybody know what the problem is?

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Unread 11-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #2
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So what do y'all think?
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Unread 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Sounds like your turn signal switch is going out. They are a common weak point on 97+ XJs. They either wear out the contacts so the flashers turn on with the blinker or they won't stay in the selected position.

Here is how to fix it:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/w...-97-xj-620147/
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Unread 11-28-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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What about fixing it instead of replacing it?
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What about fixing it instead of replacing it?
Its a cheap little plastic part. I'm not sure trying to fix it is worth it. You may do more harm than good taking it apart.
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I tried to take the switch out. I took out the three screws as was directed in the writeup you gave me. I can't separate the two shrouds. It feels like there's another internal screw or clip that's holding it in. Where would it be? It feels like it's coming from the middle of the two shrouds.
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I tried to take the switch out. I took out the three screws as was directed in the writeup you gave me. I can't separate the two shrouds. It feels like there's another internal screw or clip that's holding it in. Where would it be? It feels like it's coming from the middle of the two shrouds.
when i took my subie apart to put an alarm in i had to take the shroud off my steering wheel and it was a PITA. try yanking it firmly but carefully. mine was really stuck together with tiny little clips... then again it wasn't a jeep...

EDIT: nevermind...
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Thanks. I got it. When I push the lever down, it stays down sometimes but the turn signal light does not come on. I have to put the lever down again for about four times for the light to start working. I know it's not the flasher relay. I just got a new one that is supposed to be the best. It is the heavy duty ep 27 from napa. It sounds like I have to replace the switch. Would the switch affect the turn signal lights not turning on too?
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Thanks. I got it. When I push the lever down, it stays down sometimes but the turn signal light does not come on. I have to put the lever down again for about four times for the light to start working. I know it's not the flasher relay. I just got a new one that is supposed to be the best. It is the heavy duty ep 27 from napa. It sounds like I have to replace the switch. Would the switch affect the turn signal lights not turning on too?
It is possible, yes.
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