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Unread 02-07-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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replacing turn signal switch

Are there any surprises that I may run into while replacing my turn signal switch on my non-tilt column or is it pretty straight forward with the steering wheel puller and lock plate press tool? Also while im in there I will grease the upper steering column bearing.

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Are there any surprises that I may run into while replacing my turn signal switch on my non-tilt column or is it pretty straight forward with the steering wheel puller and lock plate press tool? Also while im in there I will grease the upper steering column bearing.
Standard GM model from the 1980s. Just keep tract of the springs and which way the horn contact assembly is oriented.
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Unread 02-08-2014, 04:42 AM   #3
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There are subtle alignment marks you should note as you take it apart but otherwise it's pretty straight forward. Take pictures.




This also lines up the horn ring slot




The lock ring plate also has spines to align it up to the shaft. It can be forced on the wrong way and then your horn contact won't be installed properly





Here is the horn contact missing the contact button.





The hazard button unscrews and not pull apart as they often do.





You might want to tie a string around your old electrical connection before you pull it out to make it easier to pull the new plug back down.





Write "TOP" on the horn plate before you take it out so you know which way is up. If you mount it upside down, your horn will randomly sound.

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Thanks John, I think I know why my horn randomly goes off now.
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Thank you
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