Turn Signal cancel

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  1. nuhmizer

    nuhmizer Veteran Member

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    Not sure if this is the best forum for this topic

    My turn signals don't turn off when I turn the steering wheel. I replaced the turn signal cam even though the old one looked fine but it still doesn't work.
    Is there another mechanism in the column that is broken?
    It's a 71 with the original column
    thanks
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Cancelling is all handled in the column by the cam and all its associated parts. They have to be assembled correctly and all working together. I once found that the cheapie replacement springs in the cancel assembly weren't right to do the job and needed some adjustment (bending) to make them work.
     
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    If you turn the wheel lock-to-lock they never cancel? Mine would cancel @ 180° out, or when the steering wheel was upside down. Shaft was upside down when installed.
     
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    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The horn contact (black plastic ring with brass terminal strip on it that makes contact with the brass spring plunger horn contact) has a "nub" on it that hits the turn signal cancelling mechanism. Don't know if that can get worn down or if maybe the wrong one is installed. I have problems with mine not cancelling all the time. Have replaced same parts as you and the horn contact button. Seem to happen when I put my ARG quick ratio steering box in. Thought it had to do with taking less steering wheel input, (left didn't want to cancel right did), I sat in the garage one day cycled wheels back and forth worked 100% of time, go out on road, I look like some old guy (I am but that is beside the point) driving around with my blinker on. aaargh!
     

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