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Unread 11-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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Turn signal indicator problem

I have a 1986 Jeep CJ7. I had to replace my turn signal piece in the steering column with a turn signal rebuild kit. Now when I put the turn signal to go left and I turn left it works fine. But when I correct the wheel the left turn signal does not turn off. Same with the right indicator. Any suggestions or pictures as to where I need to check?

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Unread 11-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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What tells the turn signal to reset after you complete your turn?
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Unread 11-23-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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I would take it back a part and make sure that the springs are seated correctly in the turn signal plastic switch thingy. the springs tell it to snap back to its original position. They should look kinda like this, they are the circular shiny things in the pic.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 02:07 AM   #4
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It'a a cam on a plastic thing-a-ma-bob that pushes against the spring doo-hickey that makes it turn off when you turn the wheel.

You can see the two little bumps on the underside of horn contact ring. Did you remember to put it back in? :
tscancelsprings.jpg   horncontactring2.jpg  
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Unread 11-23-2011, 08:18 AM   #5
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I will take it apart this afternoon. How does the plastic thing-a-ma-bob supposed to be inserted into the column. meaning its placement. where does the flat outer edge supposed to rest in the column. any pics?
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Unread 11-23-2011, 09:57 AM   #6
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Right here. Probably the first thing you put in after the turn signal switch
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #7
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I will have to check the pins. They looked correct when I installed them but maybe I did something wrong. Could there be any other possibilities as to why the turn signal doesnt reset? Just trying to cover all my boundries so I dont have to do this another 5 times. LOL
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #8
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I put in a new ignition switch and when I finished, my right side blinker light now blinks very slowly, but the left one is fine. Anyone had this problem as well?
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #9
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I will have to check the pins. They looked correct when I installed them but maybe I did something wrong. Could there be any other possibilities as to why the turn signal doesnt reset? Just trying to cover all my boundries so I dont have to do this another 5 times. LOL
I had the problem in one direction when my Steering wheel was off center from putting on a lift. Re-centering the steering wheel fixed that. But like I said, it was for only one side that I can recall.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #10
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yeah my reset worked fine until I installed the rebuild kit.
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Unread 11-23-2011, 05:51 PM   #11
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In Jeeps as old as ours the turn signal cancel cam in the steering column probably has a groove worn so deep it doesn't work any more or it may work in one direction but not the other.

I had to buy a new cancel cam at Autozone.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 03:35 AM   #12
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its low on turn signal fluid i bet
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You can buy those cams at AutoZone in their 'HELP!' section.
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Unread 11-24-2011, 09:45 AM   #14
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i got the replacement switch from advanceauto a few years ago but it has the hazards on it as well and the knob sticks in if i graze it with my leg and it so tight to pull back out you need needlenose piers to pull down on it.

i love my cj but little bs aftermarket replacement parts like these leave a bad taste in my mouth i'm thinking of getting a differnent more current gm style column all together without tilt wheel as mine is warn and shakes with about 2 inches play on the wheel.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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Is there supposed to be a spring underneath the turn signal cancel cam?
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