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Unread 12-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Where to find turn signal cam for '76

I need a new turn signal cam for my '76. Every place I have checked does not show one for a CJ this old. Most state the part fits '81 and up.

Any ideas on where to find one? I have learned the hard way that later model CJ parts usually do not fit my '76.

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Unread 12-12-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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According to an old catalog I have, the original two numbers it could have been were:
4487711 without tilt
4487816 w/ tilt

Those numbers are still available out there though many descriptions say 81+...so, they should fit yours just fine.
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If you have your old one to compare I found mine in the help section at one of the big box stores.
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Unread 12-13-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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apparently I am calling it the wrong thing or places don't know what they are talking about.

I looked at Morris and the part it shows for a turn signal cam is what I need. However, when I contacted 2 different local autoparts store, their system keeps coming up with the actual directional switch.

I need the round plastic piece that has the spring loaded extension on it,

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/turn-si...-j4487711.html

maybe I'll just go in and look for myself.

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Unread 12-13-2011, 10:02 AM   #5
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My '78 uses a GM column so small parts like the turn signal cancelling cam should easily be available.
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Just got back from the two different local stores, Advance Auto and Autozone and neither had one.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #8
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Did you happen to look at a GM turn signal cancelling cam when you were the to see if it matched?
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I did see a GM one but it looked different from the one in my 7. Mine has a metal pin that is spring loaded in the part that sticks out from the circle.

the GM one did not have a pin or spring in that hollow shaft.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 04:20 PM   #10
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Here are some pics of the factory piece that has given up after 35 years.... can't blame it

The main difference I noticed when I compared the GM part was the fact that the spring and metal rod did not come with the GM part and the diameter of the plastic shaft seemed bigger... not sure I could even try to re-use the factory spring and rod.
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Unread 12-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #11
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You might not have the right year figured out, but it IS a GM Saginaw column.
If it were me, I'd tske the part to NAPA (where the counter guys seem to be both more knowledgeble and patient) and ask to see the cams for the GM, maybe a year or two prior besides the same year. BE SURE to tell the guy whether or not it's a tilt column.

Welcome to the world of Jeeps where finding the right part is an adventure. I drive the counter guys nuts asking them for Jeep parts, Chevy parts, Ford parts, etc, for the same CJ! Their computers aren't as understanding as that crusty old counter guy at NAPA who probably writes letters with a chisel and hammer!
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Unread 12-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #12
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go into napa and they should have this type of canceling cam hanging up on the shelf, maybe its not specifically listed for jeep. and you may have to file the horn contact pin down with a bastard file.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:57 AM   #13
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napa, autozone, advance auto....all of them have it sitting on the shelf
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Unread 12-15-2011, 05:33 AM   #14
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I will try NAPA then. There is one up the road a ways. Thanks
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