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Mail From: Douglas Morris <(email redacted)>

Is the turn-signal switch return thingie repairable or adjustable?
After a left (or is it right?) turn, the switch does not automatically trigger
off.
I'm hoping this is a pliers-fixable issue.
Anybody? Beuller?

Doug Morris, NC
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Mail From: Sally or Dick Taylor <(email redacted)>

Doug---If this non-canceling just started, you may see the cause by removing the left side cover and shining a light inside while turning the steering wheel. Start with the 'wheel pointed straight ahead, as would normally be the case before operating the turn signal. As you turn the wheel, you will see what triggers the canceling operation. (little springs and cams, etc.) Could be just a loose screw, or a missing spring.
If this non-canceling has been going on "forever", or you recently had some work done for front end alignment, then write back for info about the steering column clip/cam, and how to center it. (Too long to add here).

Dick


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From: Douglas Morris
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:59 AM
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Subject: [6pack] Turn Signal Switch - Return Function

Is the turn-signal switch return thingie repairable or adjustable?
After a left (or is it right?) turn, the switch does not automatically trigger
off.
I'm hoping this is a pliers-fixable issue.
Anybody? Beuller?

Doug Morris, NC
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Mail From: "Michael Rankin" <(email redacted)>

Doug -- I believe there is a metal tab that is on the steering shaft that
acts as the return trigger mechanism. Remove the plastic plinth and you
should be able to get a view. I had a similar situation yrs ago and I
believe I had to re-align the steering shaft to center the metal tab at 9
o'clock so it would trigger the return after a L and R hand turn. There is
adjustment of the shaft from the u-joint in the steering column in the
engine bay where the shaft and rack and pinion attach to each other. You may
also have to remove and recenter the steering wheel after you have properly
adjusted the shaft. Once you get into it and see how it works this is pretty
simple, but more difficult to explain in an email.



Take care,

Michael
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Mail From: "john weir" <(email redacted)>

Hi Guys.
If I remember...I used a small Phillips to loosen the screw holding a white
plastic 'finger' that hits the pin and returns the lever to the center as
the steering wheel rotates. Once you open it up, you will see exactly what
needs to be done. Even if the plastic is broken, a simple fab job will be
done in 15-20 mins (hours).
I think that was the first job I did on my TR6. Bugged the %^&* out of me!
John Weir

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Subject: [6pack] Turn Signal Switch - Return Function


> Doug -- I believe there is a metal tab that is on the steering shaft that
> acts as the return trigger mechanism. Remove the plastic plinth and you
> should be able to get a view. I had a similar situation yrs ago and I
> believe I had to re-align the steering shaft to center the metal tab at 9
> o'clock so it would trigger the return after a L and R hand turn. There is
> adjustment of the shaft from the u-joint in the steering column in the
> engine bay where the shaft and rack and pinion attach to each other. You
> may
> also have to remove and recenter the steering wheel after you have
> properly
> adjusted the shaft. Once you get into it and see how it works this is
> pretty
> simple, but more difficult to explain in an email.
>
>
>
> Take care,
>
> Michael
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Mail From: Bill <(email redacted)>

What I do, is just flip the switch back to center with my finger ... ;-)
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Bill Pugh
1957 TR3
"Casper"
TS16765L
Wallace, CA
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