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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary:
Hope this will be an inspiration to get the job finished.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom, I'm not sure what I'm seeing there.

So to close out this thread let me first say a big "thank you" to Telford Dorr who walked me through some testing over the phone. The switch is now installed and everything is working correctly. Two important points I need to make. 6 of the wires matched the bus color code. The other two were somewhat different. The grey/black wire hooks up to the purple/black in the bus and the other was the green/black/white wire which really looked more like a green/white. It's hard to see.

Another important point is I found the half moon retainer would hit the circuit board when tightened down to the column. I had to bend it some so it would clear. Not positive but this could have been part of my problem.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

For a 1973 Type 2 Campmobile, is there supposed to be a signal cancelling mechanism after you turn? My turn signals work fine but do not cancel. I am not sure it is worth the trouble to go through all this just for cancelling.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

SBL74 wrote:
For a 1973 Type 2 Campmobile, is there supposed to be a signal cancelling mechanism after you turn? My turn signals work fine but do not cancel. I am not sure it is worth the trouble to go through all this just for cancelling.

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Hi Steve,

All year bay buses should cancel their turn signals. Can you confirm that your steering wheel to switch gap is about 1mm? That seems to be a large problem I find on othersí cars. Next, can you peek between the wheel and switch and see the metal cancelling tab that rotates with the steering wheel? When the wheels are pointed straight, is the tab on the left or right side of the steering wheel?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

on the 73 the plastic that holds the cancel tab mech likes to crack. usually in the middle. pic showing a crack, not in the middle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

Thank you, I will look.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

My problem was the canceling cam didnít reach the switch dogs. I bent the corners out slightly and works fine now. I can post a pic if needed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Installing aftermarket turn signal switch Reply with quote

I tried one of the aftermarket switches for my '71 about 3 years ago. Lasted less than a year before it started giving me problems. I took it out and bought a NOS switch which was way more expensive but has worked flawlessly since then. If you can, look for a NOS switch and only cry once.
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