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Old January 11th, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Got a weird thing with my turn indicator switch on the steering column:

When I go to turn, say I am stopped at a light... I press the turn switch down, which activates the turn signal and sticks... then when I go to turn, as soon as I turn the steering wheel, the lever pops back up as opposed to what I think should happen which is pop back up AFTER I have turned AND then straightened the wheel.

Anybody have this happen? Is it not installed right? Or something broken? It's been like this since I got the truck 2 months ago and just didn't feel right. Happens indicating both left and right.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:16 AM
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There is a ring that controls when the indicator turns off. You'll need to get the wheel off to adjust it, I believe. It's probably not set correctly.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:23 AM
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there's a little arrow on the ring that should point towards the indicator stick. it's probably reversed. good luck getting the wheel off, bring a lump hammer and 2x4 and some anti-seize for when you're done.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:30 AM
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Thanks! From the threads about removing the steering wheel... sounds like I'll need an ice pack too.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:58 AM
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I posted my method awhile ago. I made a homemade puller. You can rent one cheap enough though
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Old January 11th, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Just an update... so I built a steering wheel puller like Barry... cost 1.50 at the hardware store. Two bolts of the right size and a piece of metal reinforcment. Drilled a hole in the metal piece so the bolts lined up right.

Got the steering wheel off (left nut on flush with bolt to give it a bit more surface area to pivot against). Not tooo bad but did have to crank on those bolts pretty hard.

And saw the blue adjustment ring. Fitted that right but looks like my switch might be wonky. Using the blue ring to test, it works sometimes and doesn't others. It only happens when turning right... turn left is perfect. My guess is a spring mechanism in the indicator switch... might need a new one.

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Old January 11th, 2012, 05:39 PM
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i have the original one i took off mine, it works fine and cancels perfectly. there is a little wobble in the stick. previous owner suspected it would give out and carried a brand new spare for many years waiting for it to fail. it never did, and if i have new spares kicking around, i'd rather they be installed on my truck than sitting in boxes

you're welcome to it if you cover shipping.

(http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ight=indicator)
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Thanks Brett! You are awesome!!
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