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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-11-2006, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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blinker switch destroyed

Looks like I'll have to be taking the steering column apart pretty soon. This morning on the way to work, the column started making a cracking sound when I would release after a turn. Sounded like the blinker switch to me... on the second to last turn, it did it loud and consistently... afterwards, the horn was blowing constantly, and my blinkers wouldn't hold. Seems to me like the switch broke and is shorting to the horn circuit. I pulled the fuse, and all is fine... for now. I guess I'll call the dealer and get a price for the part. My truck has cruise, but someone cut the wires on the switch, and I'm not sure if the components are there under the hood (haven't really looked), so I'll probalby end up getting the switch without cruise.
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Re: blinker switch destroyed

Working on taking the column apart... I got everything out, but I'm stuck on the ignition switch cylinder. I can't figure out how to remove it from the column.

Any tips?
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Re: blinker switch destroyed

remove the retaining screw then useing the key turn ignition to run and remove(hope you got the key)
look at the attached pic(hope this works)
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: blinker switch destroyed

I figured it out Saturday morning, but ran out of time and had to put it all back together before I could tighten the tilt screws... at least I got the blinker switch replaced though. One of these days I'll pull it back apart and tighten those screws....

Thanks for the help.
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Re: blinker switch destroyed

Texas A&M,

Nothing to do with your post just thought I'd send you line. I Graduated from TAMU in '97. Gotta suck living around all those tu fans, but at least your still in Texas. More than I can say for myself.


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