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Username Post: Remove Turn Signal Switch 65        (Topic#349060)
srwhite57 
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Loc: Tyler, Texas
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01-07-18 06:01 PM - Post#2720377    

This should be simple but we cannot figure it out. We need to replace the turn signal switch and the old one does not want to come out. How does it come out? Any help appreciated. It is a nice 7,000 mile original 65 truck and the plastic switch became brittle and broke.



 
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hilandr451 
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01-08-18 12:14 PM - Post#2720444    
    In response to srwhite57

This should help: Highlander's 60-66 Chevy Truck Information Site

-The Hilander.
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srwhite57 
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01-08-18 03:03 PM - Post#2720467    
    In response to hilandr451

Thanks for the reply, but the post does not help. My problem is that the switch will not come off the steering shaft. Is there any special trick or is it just supposed to lift off?



 
hilandr451 
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01-09-18 11:15 AM - Post#2720564    
    In response to srwhite57

can you post a pic? as soon as you remove the screws, it should just lift off the plate.

-The Hilander.
Silver 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab 2WD 5.3L,
1966 C20 Custom Camper "Rattle can primer red" 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
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srwhite57 
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01-09-18 04:12 PM - Post#2720592    
    In response to hilandr451

Thanks for taking a look. If I were to guess, it looks like the ball bearing is stuck on the shaft.

Oh, the center screw of the 3 that hold the switch in is totally unscrewed, just did not have a magnet to get it out of the hole. It is NOT holding the switch in place.





Edited by srwhite57 on 01-09-18 07:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
62ss409 
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01-10-18 01:29 PM - Post#2720701    
    In response to srwhite57

I believe there is a clip at bottom of the column that holds the harness. unclip that first, then lift out the switch.

fyi. .. the new switches are not bent proper at the horseshoe clip, you will have to slightly bend it to work properly.

62 SS 409 Conv, 60 Impala Conv, 72 LT-1 Conv, 65 C-10, 92 k10 sportside, 2011 sierra


 
srwhite57 
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01-10-18 09:17 PM - Post#2720743    
    In response to 62ss409

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately the harness is loose. Maybe I should have mentioned this is for a C50 1 1/2 ton truck. Anyone know if they had different switches for the heaver trucks, or anyone have a parts manual reference that can look it up? Thanks in advance.



 
joek3167 
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01-10-18 09:51 PM - Post#2720748    
    In response to srwhite57

Switch is the same in the medium duty trucks



 
64ss409 
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01-11-18 07:44 AM - Post#2720769    
    In response to srwhite57

With that remaining screw loose, can you remove that switch arm? I would like to see what is under it.
Ron

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srwhite57 
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01-11-18 01:22 PM - Post#2720787    
    In response to 64ss409

That is the problem, nothing will come out. I can rotate it a few degrees but it will not lift out.



 
srwhite57 
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01-21-18 02:30 PM - Post#2721678    
    In response to srwhite57

We found the reason the turn signal switch will not come out. There is a round wire retainer that fits on the shaft holding the turn signal switch in. Not sure it's really required and not sure people put it back in if they have taken out the switch before. This was very difficult to see because this is the first time the steering wheel has been off since 1965 and it looked like part of the bearing.



 
hilandr451 
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01-22-18 11:45 AM - Post#2721767    
    In response to srwhite57

ahhh! mystery solved!

-The Hilander.
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1966 C20 Custom Camper "Rattle can primer red" 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
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