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TR7 Turn Signal Switch - replace or repair?

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autocran Chris R
Plano, TX, USA   USA
Hi all,

After getting my '76 FHC up and running, I'm starting to tackle some of the smaller things that have plagued the car. Next up is the turn signal switch.

I planned on just replacing it - as a new replacement unit is about $50 (through Victoria British).

Anyone have any luck with these? I found some old posts that mentioned the Chinese knock-offs failed after just a few uses. Is the one through VB a knock-off?

Also - once I have the one on car removed, is it easy to repair?

Any other advice or suggestions are welcome!

thanks!

Chris
Plano, Texas
'76 Java Green FHC

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, OR, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1487721 by autocran Hi all,

After getting my '76 FHC up and running, I'm starting to tackle some of the smaller things that have plagued the car. Next up is the turn signal switch.

I planned on just replacing it - as a new replacement unit is about $50 (through Victoria British).

Anyone have any luck with these? I found some old posts that mentioned the Chinese knock-offs failed after just a few uses. Is the one through VB a knock-off?

Also - once I have the one on car removed, is it easy to repair?

Any other advice or suggestions are welcome!

thanks!

Chris

At that price, it is almost certainly a knock off.

These guys offer the real thing: Auto Electric Spares

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, navy blue interior
Bare metal respray, Crower cam, raised compression
ported heads, modified Zenith carbs, 0.060" overbore

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Tri-Al Al Markowski
Cleveland, OH, USA   USA
As long as nothing is "broken" on the original, I would rebuild it! If you need new parts for it, get them off a cheap "knockoff" one! That's what I did and it's working just fine. They're built the same and quite simple to rebuild, plus you will NOT have to alter the plug in connection at all!

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ANDRE7 Andrew P
Montauban, France   FRA
HI there I am new to this site and to the TR7
did you have a diagram of the turn switch or were you able to take it apart successfully
Mine sort of fell apart but i do have all of the bits ( clean office desk ) any help would be appreciated

regards andy

mcmahontr7 Chris McMahon
Fort Worth, TX, USA   USA
I posted pictures of the inside of the switch in an earlier post. It showed where att the springs, bearing, copper bar and plastic nipples. If you can’t find it, I will repost the pics.
Usually these turn signal switches get brittle and the mounting screw breaks and the high beam plastic breaks. I recently bought one off eBay. I believe it was a knockoff. If you get one, take it apart. And doublecheck everything. Also, I did have to switch the wires around. Left was right and right was left. So, don’t button up the steering assembly until you test it.

Chris

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