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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 00, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, in troubleshooting my horn, I took off my steering wheel and got all the way down to the turn signal assembly. On this assembly, I noticed it had a pin with a spring behind it.

In testing the spring, I depressed the pin all the way back into the plastic housing. Guess what, in won't spring back out of the housing. The spring appears good. I think it might have locked in the plastic housing.

How do I get the rod out of the housing? I imagine it has to press against the plate above it for a good signal.

Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 00, 04:10 AM
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You will need to remove the turn signal switch asm. By removing 3 screws, the flasher knob and the turn signal lever.
Pull the assembly toward you.
You likely knocked out the brass tab that holds the spring in. It might press back in, or you might need to replace the switch asm.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 00, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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No, the spring is still in there. I can press down on the pin and it springs back but it doesn't come further than the edge of that plastic housing it sits in. I sure hope this doesn't mean replacing the assembly. What a pain in the ... that will be.

Unfortunately, the plastic housing is enclosed so I can't push from the backside. I looked yesterday.

I'm thinking about cutting 1/16" off the top of the plastic around the pin and pulling the pin out with a pliers.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 00, 09:31 AM
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The brass pin should stick out 3/8" under spring pressure. I don't think cutting the plastic will help. The pin will not stay in then. It seems like the pin is binding in the plastic. I would try bending the tabs that hold the spring in from behind and removing the retainer, pulling everything out from behind and examining to find the problem. I may be melted, which would be the horn problem.

Don't worry you've done the hard work. disconnecting the wiring and pulling the turn signal switch asm out is not that hard at this point, actually it would make it easier to fix the pin.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 02:17 AM
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Just a note. on my 67 convertible I removed the turn signal assembly to replace the bearings in the column. To remove the complete hub remove the clip on top of bearing, loosen the three screws and turn the hub ccw and the complete assembly will come off. othewise when you remove the screws the three springs behind the hub come off and is impossible to put them back in place. Good Luck

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses guys! By getting some slack on the harness, I was able to pull out the assembly and use a flathead screwdriver to push the pin back out.

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