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Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue May 26, 2015 8:22 pm

Is it really possible to change a turn signal switch by feeding the wiring connector through the column? I watched a YouTube video where a guy had a mid-70's Vega GT and he was able to both remove the old one and install the new one without cutting the wires. I was under the impression it was too tight in there and it was necessary to cut the wires on the replacement switch, feed them through and then splice at the plug connector.
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Re: Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by Joe73 on Tue May 26, 2015 8:47 pm

Yes, you can change the switch with cam plate without cutting anything. The harness with the long, flat plug slides right down the column. Actually a pretty easy job. I did it on my 73 back in the 80's. And then on a 79 regal. No problems.
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Re: Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by pila on Wed May 27, 2015 9:58 pm

I changed one by pulling a piece of safety wire in while pulling the old one out, to get the new one pulled back in...
The " harmonica" connector will slide through OK...

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Re: Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu May 28, 2015 6:37 pm

Thanks for confirming that it can be done. Really didn't want spliced wires.
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Re: Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by 1973montec on Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:16 am

you can pluck the wires out of each connector with a paper clip. slide it through and put pins back in connector.
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Re: Replacing Turn Signal Switch

Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:23 pm

Good point. Always nice to have a Plan B in case the harmonica plug won't cooperate.
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