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  • Electrical: Turn Signal - Rewire or Replacement?

    My 62 GT Hawk's turn signal wiring was "repaired" at sometime in the past - coming out of the backer plate are stubs of wiring - however the white wire broke off flush with the plate.
    Can the switch be taken apart to try and push the terminal connectors out; mount the wires; then assemble?
    Does a non-orphan (Chevy?) auto part be used?
    If all else fails anyone know where another turn signal switch be purchased?
    Thanks
    Robert Swan

  • #2
    If it's just a broken wire a repair is in order. Wires are cheap. The switches are getting hard to find. Unfortunately, I would recommend completely rewiring the switch. That will involve removing it from the steering wheel collar and fishing the wires out of the column. If it's like the older cars, the terminals are soldered.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      I stock N.O.S. switches for $69.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
      Robert Kapteyn
      studebaker@mac.com

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      • #4
        Robert:
        Can you take a photo of what you are selling - as you have read I am in need of the switch it's self.
        I am traveling so I don't need a response till the first week in December.
        Thanks
        Robert Swan

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        • #5
          The switch in my 65 gave out deckades ago. Being cheep I just used an On-Off-On toggle switch and got her done in about an hour.
          If you car is ugly then it better be fast.....

          65 2dr sedan
          64 2dr sedan (Pinkie)
          61 V8 Tcab
          63 Tcab 20R powered
          55 Commander Wagon
          54 Champion Wagon
          46 Gibson Model A
          50 JD MC
          45 Agricat
          67 Triumph T100
          66 Bultaco Matadore

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