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Old 03-17-2005, 00:12   #1 (permalink)
Dinsdale
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Re: Turn signal switch problems in '97 Cobra...

The same thing happened on my '97 convertible. The multifunction
switch's internal contacts need cleaning.

Take off the trim around the column...then take off the switch. There
may be a little fussing to get it out, but it's not a problem. Hey, I
tend to to break every plastic thing I take off a car, but nothing
broke here.

Once you get the switch out, take it to a table and start removing
screws. Take note of where each screw came from (if they happen to be
different).
MOST importantly, when the pieces are actually coming apart, go slow
and check for any loose items...detent balls, springs, etc.

Once it's apart, clean the contacts (I used fine steel wool) and coat
them with di-electric grease.

It's been a couple years since I fixed mine, but it took less than an
hour and the signals are still working fine....the wipers work too.

Hope that's useful.

On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:45:28 GMT, "JS" <not@home.now> wrote:

>Mine doesn't blink at all on the interior light... it just clicks real fast
>with no outside or inside signal... which is why I'm guessing it's a bad
>switch. That and all of the other people who've had problems with their
>multifunction switch.
>
>Hmm.. there's a repair on the PATS ponytail? What's that involve?
>
>I had the ignition swapped after the car was stolen... think they might have
>fixed whatever ails it then or is this something I should be checking?
>
>BTW, my car's got about 56k on the clock right now... so I'm right about
>there.
>
>JS
>
>"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
>news:nHOUd.10655$Ba3.7410@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>I don't know. I know mine started acting weird around 50k miles. Most of
>>the
>> time it was ok, and every now and then it would just act like a bulb was
>> fried on the left side. Blink really fast .... So I had it swapped then I
>> did the repair on the PATS ponytail in the column.
>>
>> Kate
>>
>> "JS" <not@home.now> wrote in message news:cMNUd.73285$g16.6448@trndny08...
>> | K... I'll check 'round the Ford dealer. Did they ever update it? This
>> | isn't something I'd typically consider a wear item...
>> |
>> | JS
>> |
>> | "SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
>> | news:9IEUd.9777$Ba3.2632@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> | > They aren't that expensive new!
>> | > I replaced mine last year..
>> | > It was $60
>> | >
>> | > Kate
>> | >
>> | > "JS" <not@home.now> wrote in message
>> | > news:ebvUd.66319$8a6.49439@trndny09...
>> | > | Anyone know where to get ahold of a turn signal switch
>> (multi-funciton
>> | > | switch) for a '97 Cobra? I believe the switch is the same as the
>> GT's
>> | > | switch would be. Mine's dying a slow and painful death (RH turn
>> signal
>> | > | functions about 30% of the time) and I'd like to pull it before I
>> have
>> | > no
>> | > | headlights or something like that.
>> | > |
>> | > | Is there an updated switch, as this is a known problem, or am I
>> stuck
>> | > with
>> | > a
>> | > | stock replacement?
>> | > |
>> | > | Thanks,
>> | > |
>> | > | JS
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>

>


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Old 03-17-2005, 00:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Turn signal switch problems in '97 Cobra...

Helluva lot cheaper than replacing it, if it works

Kate

"Dinsdale" <notnew@this.game> wrote in message
news:iuue21hbf4rj58e2p2ggphejtomute2mcr@4ax.com...
| The same thing happened on my '97 convertible. The multifunction
| switch's internal contacts need cleaning.
|
| Take off the trim around the column...then take off the switch. There
| may be a little fussing to get it out, but it's not a problem. Hey, I
| tend to to break every plastic thing I take off a car, but nothing
| broke here.
|
| Once you get the switch out, take it to a table and start removing
| screws. Take note of where each screw came from (if they happen to be
| different).
| MOST importantly, when the pieces are actually coming apart, go slow
| and check for any loose items...detent balls, springs, etc.
|
| Once it's apart, clean the contacts (I used fine steel wool) and coat
| them with di-electric grease.
|
| It's been a couple years since I fixed mine, but it took less than an
| hour and the signals are still working fine....the wipers work too.
|
| Hope that's useful.
|
| On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 00:45:28 GMT, "JS" <not@home.now> wrote:
|
| >Mine doesn't blink at all on the interior light... it just clicks real
fast
| >with no outside or inside signal... which is why I'm guessing it's a bad
| >switch. That and all of the other people who've had problems with their
| >multifunction switch.
| >
| >Hmm.. there's a repair on the PATS ponytail? What's that involve?
| >
| >I had the ignition swapped after the car was stolen... think they might
have
| >fixed whatever ails it then or is this something I should be checking?
| >
| >BTW, my car's got about 56k on the clock right now... so I'm right about
| >there.
| >
| >JS
| >
| >"SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
| >news:nHOUd.10655$Ba3.7410@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
| >>I don't know. I know mine started acting weird around 50k miles. Most of
| >>the
| >> time it was ok, and every now and then it would just act like a bulb
was
| >> fried on the left side. Blink really fast .... So I had it swapped
then I
| >> did the repair on the PATS ponytail in the column.
| >>
| >> Kate
| >>
| >> "JS" <not@home.now> wrote in message
news:cMNUd.73285$g16.6448@trndny08...
| >> | K... I'll check 'round the Ford dealer. Did they ever update it?
This
| >> | isn't something I'd typically consider a wear item...
| >> |
| >> | JS
| >> |
| >> | "SVTKate" <whoever@whatever.complaint.dept> wrote in message
| >> | news:9IEUd.9777$Ba3.2632@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
| >> | > They aren't that expensive new!
| >> | > I replaced mine last year..
| >> | > It was $60
| >> | >
| >> | > Kate
| >> | >
| >> | > "JS" <not@home.now> wrote in message
| >> | > news:ebvUd.66319$8a6.49439@trndny09...
| >> | > | Anyone know where to get ahold of a turn signal switch
| >> (multi-funciton
| >> | > | switch) for a '97 Cobra? I believe the switch is the same as the
| >> GT's
| >> | > | switch would be. Mine's dying a slow and painful death (RH turn
| >> signal
| >> | > | functions about 30% of the time) and I'd like to pull it before I
| >> have
| >> | > no
| >> | > | headlights or something like that.
| >> | > |
| >> | > | Is there an updated switch, as this is a known problem, or am I
| >> stuck
| >> | > with
| >> | > a
| >> | > | stock replacement?
| >> | > |
| >> | > | Thanks,
| >> | > |
| >> | > | JS
| >> | > |
| >> | > |
| >> | >
| >> | >
| >> |
| >> |
| >>
| >>
| >
|


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