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Old 08-07-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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This evening I tried to activate the turn signal for a right turn and the signal stalk just kind of flopped and no right turn signal. The left worked OK at first. A little later I signaled a left turn. The signal worked but now the lever is flopping in both directions. High beams and washer functions still work. Do I replace the ring and connector arrangement that is offered by Ecklers and others as a replacement turn signal switch, or do I have to replace the turn signal lever as well? TIA!
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:58 AM   #2
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Just did mine and it's a major PITA. I'll bet it's not the switch. What happens is a raised piece on the WIPER switch that activates the turn signal switch breaks off and the stalk wont activate right turn, left turn works but won't cancel manually. Sound familar?? The fix is pull the airbag modual, steering wheel, airbag coil, lockplate and canceling ring, pull the turn signal switch as far as you can after removing the metal wishbone piece attached to it. pull the ignition cylinder key switch, then the upper housing cover and then you can remove the broken wiper/ pivot switch. Ecklers has the best price on the switch you need. Good Luck to you.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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Green Hornet, thanks! Your description is exactly what I experienced. I'll be ordering the wiper switch in a few minutes. Based on your description of the work involved I haven't decided if I will do the work or have it done.
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mine is the same way ...whats the part number?
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mine is the same way ...whats the part number?
Ecklers item # for 90-93 wiper switch is 37478
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Green Hornet, thanks! Your description is exactly what I experienced. I'll be ordering the wiper switch in a few minutes. Based on your description of the work involved I haven't decided if I will do the work or have it done.
If you have a Factory Service Manual, you can tackle this job. If you have any questions along the way just pm me and i'll help you any way i can, heck, if you were closer i'd come over and do it for you. I learned a few tricks about getting everything back together after doing mine.
Let me know how things work out for you.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:19 PM   #8
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sounds like a lot of work for a turn signal. Best of luck!!!! Let us know how it goes. I agree with with green hornet, grab an FSM if u dont already have one, makes every job 100 times easier.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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Sorry it took so long to reply I've been away from the computer for few days. I ordered the part from Corvette Central (they had it in stock), and the car is going to the shop in the AM. I will invest in the manual soon but based on the description of the work involved, and demands on my time I decided to follow the path of least resistance and pay to have the work done. I'll post an update when the work is done.
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