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Old 09-17-2007, 02:43 PM
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Turn signal PROBLEMs

Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the INFO on removing the steering wheel and Instrument cluster!!

The speedometer is on its way for repair on the odometer...

Next problem, the turn signal handle will NOT return to center off position???

Any Ideas???

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Old 09-17-2007, 05:00 PM
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Usually a broken switch mechanism.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:02 PM
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This can also be caused by the positioning of the steering shaft in the steering coupler. For the signals to cancel, the steering shaft needs to be exactly in the straight-ahead position when the wheels are exactly straight ahead. Sometimes the coupler will get replaced, and the shaft is inserted back into it one or more teeth off. Then this gets corrected by positioning the steering wheel off an equivalent amount. The net result is that the signals cancel too early in one direction and don't cancel at all in the other.
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:21 PM
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Chuck,

Where is the steering coupler located?

Thanks in advance.

Jim E
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:42 AM
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It's in the engine compartment right up against the firewall. There are several posts on how to replace it. If this is your problem, you will need to pull the steering shaft out of the coupler and re-insert in in the correct position. Not a fun job.
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