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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 18, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Flasher switch mechanism 1967 Camaro

Here is what I have for a problem.

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While working around the dash a while back I snapped the lever right off the column.

I have not taken the steering wheel off to visually identify the internal part and am hoping someone here has the experience to tell me what internal part I need to purchase.

Clearly the wiring should be ok, it's just the plastic mechanism piece. In the catalog there are few variations on the internal assemblies and parts.

Any easy guidance for me on this?

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Re: Flasher switch mechanism 1967 Camaro

Your gonna need the entire turn signal switch unless you can part another one out. The flasher part of the switch should be easily swapped out.

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Your gonna need the entire turn signal switch unless you can part another one out. The flasher part of the switch should be easily swapped out.
After looking at some enlarged PICs of the entire switch all the wiring seems to go into or directly under this black plastic piece.

If the wires do indeed connect into this black plastic piece I broke it would seem as you say an entire switch is going to be needed.

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Yes, it is, unless you can JB Weld it back together.

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Welding it together might work, but I'd rather get another whole switch if it was me. That plastic piece is liable to snap off again if it's just reattached.
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Welding it together might work, but I'd rather get another whole switch if it was me. That plastic piece is liable to snap off again if it's just reattached.
I would have absolutely ZERO confidence in gluing this thing back on and expecting it to be functional.
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I would have absolutely ZERO confidence in gluing this thing back on and expecting it to be functional.
Agree you may glue it in but might not work or when you pull to shut off the whole thing comes out in your hand and the flashers stay on would be my luck.

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Re: Flasher switch mechanism 1967 Camaro

I'm back to this problem folks. Over the past eight months I have simply ignored it and moved forward with other things.

Here is the question today:

In doing some reading it seems there are some real poor quality replacements out there for this switch

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I see an eight pin and a nine pin version.

I am thinking the eight/nine pin thing might have to do with column shift vs floor shift but I am not certain.

My car is a 67 with four speed on the floor.

Can anyone give me some guidance on these two situations before I start shelling out money for either the wrong or an inferior replacement part?

Guidance appreciated.

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Re: Flasher switch mechanism 1967 Camaro

I'd pull the dash panel and verify which one (8 or 9 pin) you currently have.
Simple way is count the number of wires on the harness. The colors on a new one will be close, but one or two may be substituted if you put them in accordingly.
The replacements likely won't have the connector already installed, which will possibly allow you to snake the wires through the column easier. I personally disassembled the upper column to clean up the upper column bearing, springs and locking plate.
You can still find an ac delco from various websites, or use one from a reputable restoration house.
I just did mine and it was pretty easy to swap. About 50.00, but clean and no cracks in the signal cam to worry about either as opposed to just trying to replace the flasher piece.
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As stated you may need to tinker a bit installing the harness and may need to adjust the "Harmonica". The Corvette restoration and reproduction switches seem to be thicker mil plastic housings and don't feel like cellophane in your palm. They also sound healthier and not so cheap. And the orange Boyne style still has metal threaded sleeve where the turn signal lever screws into, not plastic.

These are 8 pin switches, but some have 9 pins on the half circle "harmonica" making them "universal transmission" units with the gray wire that can be "removed" on the harmonica for vehicles with column shifted transmissions. Floor shift use 8/8 if I'm remembering right.

There are also "universal connector" that are actually the 69 - 74 straight harmonica connector and either include or require an adapter that converts to the half circle harmonica connector for 67-68.

Depending on plant of assembly most original switches were AC/DELCO - white-ish with a triangle looking turn cancelling cam or Boyne - orange plastic that has "fingers that cancel the turn. The Boyne has the horn contact at the lower and AC/DELCO style it on the top right. Note that GM Service part replacements tended to be generic black. I prefer the recent AC/DELCO units at the moment. They feel "right" for both turn and flasher function but I'm weird like that.

Early 67's had the longer chrome knob so that would be original if your 67 is "early".

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