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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 07:39 PM
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turn signal switch

I am trying to replace the turn signal switch in my 76 cj-7. I ordered a replacement switch from four wheel dirve hardware. It fits in the column just fine the problem is in the connection under the dash. The new male end does not match up to the female end. I called the tech line and they said to trim the male end. Well I tried that but it just does not match up. There are ten wires on each labeled E,F,G,H,L,M,N, & P. So i figured cut the wires and splice the old male connector to the new switch. Well that ended in tradgedy. The left turn signal turns on the flashers, the right turns on nothing but the indicator in the dash. And neither turn on the front turn signals. If anyone has any ideas or has encountered this problem please respond.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 07:55 PM
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Re: turn signal switch

did you find the correct connector at the bottom?
you had to feed the wores down thru the colum shroud right?

Ive replaced a few , just from local stores,and they always mate up fine? its a GM column right?

or is your Cj so early thats not actually a 76-86 style?



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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-14-2000, 08:11 PM
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Re: turn signal switch

Yes it is the right connector. Yes I did have to feed the wires down the column. How can I tell it it is a GM column? It is a early 76 because it has a points ignition yet the parts store tells me it is supposed to have a electronic ignition. But I thought 75 turn signal was mounted on the outside of the column.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2000, 01:51 PM
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Re: turn signal switch

When I replaced mine the connectors lined up perfectly. You might try rummaging through some different application years at the parts store. Oh yeah, be sure to gob up the elec. connections that the lever slides on w/ some dielectric grease when you finally find the right one. I didn't and it was like trying to shift a gear box w/ a Q-tip.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-15-2000, 07:47 PM
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Re: turn signal switch

Here is a wiring diagram for a 76 CJ it might help


The one you want is listed as 76_77_full.JPG

the connector is in location D-8 on the map. This shows the connector and the wires for the harness.

this should help you out

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