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Old 11-17-2002, 04:02 PM
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Cheap turn indicator fix

The dreaded 'brittle plastic' took its toll on the left front turn indicator - the squeeze tab snapped off. I super-glued the broken plastic 'ear' back on with "Plastic surgery" glue. After it dried I slid a couple of speed nuts from a previous stereo speaker instalation over the plastic at the repair - the speed nut gap was the exact thickness of the plastic! Then I applied a thin layer of JB Weld over the repair and let it sit for 15 hours, re-inserted the spring, and seems to work just fine. It slides into place and locks with a satisfying click just like new.


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Old 11-17-2002, 08:11 PM
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Ah ... necessity, the mother of invention!

Great repair!
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