Around 3/7/2005 4:32 PM, D.K.R. wrote:
> The signal lever on my son's '80 is broken. It still signals right, but once
> it's out of the right turn it just drops down. To signal left it has to be
> held down quite firmly. I imagine that it will stop working soon.
Yes, yes it will. Been there, done that.
> What kind of a job is this? Is it something I should attempt on my own or
> should I send it out?
A shop would probably charge you an hour minimum. It's about 10 minutes
worth of work for someone with a Phillips head screwdriver and the
knowledge required to properly use said screwdriver. :)
Undo the four or so screws that hold on the plastic steering column
shroud, and the turn signal switch is easily accessible, held on with a
couple more screws.
Check out junkyards for a replacement switch assembly, but try and get
one that has the same part number. Many '80s Fords had physically
interchangeable parts, but they don't always do exactly the same things.
As an example, when my turn signal assembly died, it took me a while to
find a junkyard replacement that A) had a horn switch, B) had a
high-beam switch, and C) wasn't already or nearly broken. As it was, I
got one from either a Tempo or a LTD and lost my flash-to-pass function.
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