Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby wt4speed#2 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:42 am

Wow excellent article.
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby Kansas 72 Ford » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:34 am

Just did this last week. Excellent tutorial!

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby stephen44 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:26 pm

Nice !!!!! - ty

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby TheEskimo » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:32 pm

Very nice tutorial, this will come in very handy.
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby robroy » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:45 pm

Good afternoon M-MMan,

Thanks for photographing this and explaining how you did it!

I'm looking in to a turn signal problem and may need to pull the switch out to figure out what's going on, and I read your article to refresh my memory about how that stuff's put together.

I especially liked your note about how many turn signal switches are replaced by cutting the wires and crimping on new ones. That's how mine is currently! And all those clunky crimp-on connectors really take up a lot of space in there and crowd things even more than they already are. I should probably just pull the wires out and find a complete replacement, but I'll monkey around with this setup first to see if there's any easier fix.

Thanks again for taking the time to explain this M-MMan,
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby gleno » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:33 pm

Wonderful article! Your energy and dedication are making truck ownership a pleasure. The two 1/4" square bolt that secure the head casting holding the turn signal switch were giving me fits. Ultimately, I used a hybrid method to reassemble the pieces, which may help someone else.

Having no luck with the two bolts started with a turn or two on the nuts, I used the suggested tip of starting only a thread or two for the bottom bolt only, but for the top bolt, I put it into the steering column in anatomical position, with a smudge of grease to stick it a little. I then taped the nut for the top bolt to the tip of one of those pen-shaped mechanics magnets. Then I assembled the pieces enough to stick the magnetized nut onto the tip of the top loose screw, carefully beginning the threading. After snagging a thread, I pulled off the magnet and tightened up both bolts.

But I still could not have assembled the parts without the original tip. Great photos, and I can really appreciate the quality of your composition. Gleno

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby Hemmi06 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:54 pm

Great writeup....
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby jthulan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:23 pm

Thanks for the awsome article. I should have read this last night as I replaced my TSS today, before reading this. lol
I have an auto shifter in the floor, and an "abandoned" manual shift collar I dealt with on my 71. My wires had been cut and respliced many times, and I just bought an entirely new switch from LMC. The new wires ended with the correct metal terminals, and each wire was slightly shorter than the next. When I was fishing the new wires though the steering column, I taped them as one to feed them down. This did not work. I then fed a stiff wire up through and then taped the new wires to it to pull it down through the column. This did not work ethier as I kept hitting something inside the steering column sleeve. What did work for me was to feed each new wire down individually.
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby fordman » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:47 am

thats the way i had to do the last one. i got most of the wires through by sending them down the tube by twos and threes.

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby classic67 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:28 pm

does anyone know where i can get those springs
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby 91Bear » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:43 pm

Which ones? The brushes? Dennis Carpenter sells them.

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby fordman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:02 am

the steering shaft spring. have you checked with the vendors to see what they have. i think they have them.

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby 91Bear » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:02 pm

Dennis Carpenter has the horn ring spring (C0DZ-13A807-B) for $3.00. The contact brushes (C20Z-13A821-A) are $5 each.

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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby JL100 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:30 pm

Wow, thanks so much for taking so much time to do such a fantastic and detailed write up. For new owners like myself, this is going to just increase my confidence when I am taking apart my steering column. Two Thumbs WAY UP! :thup: :thup:
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Re: Turn Signal Switch Replacement - tutorial

Postby elgemcdlf » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:08 pm

A suggestion that may help folks. When you are ready to pull the turn signal switch out cut the wires at the top of the column. Now attach your new switch wires either singly or as a unit to the old harness. Pull it down through the column taking the new wires with it.


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