<VV> Turn Signal Switch Removal

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Thu Nov 2 23:26:40 EDT 2017

Take the three screws out that hold the switch in place.

See if there is a snap ring on the steering shaft holding the top 
bearing in place, if there is, remove it.

Slide the directional signal switch up the steering shaft, you will have 
to unplug the switch connections and slide the wires up the mast.

With the switch still hanging on its wires, you can remove the screw 
holding the cancelling cam onto the switch. With the cam out of the way, 
the contacts should be visible.

Frank DuVal

On 11/2/2017 10:11 PM, edward szuch via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I'm writing again about a suspected turn signal switch corrosion issue on
> my 66 Corsa causing my left side, front turn signal not to work.  I chose
> to drive the car through the summer and made left turns by holding the
> lever down to make the left front signal work.  I had some very helpful
> comments back in June.  Now it's time to clean the corrosion but I need to
> get access to the contacts.
> I've pulled the steering wheel off and I can partially see the contacts
> under the canceling pawl and it appears that there is one screw that holds
> the pawl to the switch base but access is blocked by the retaining plate in
> the housing.  If I could get that one screw out, I could get to the switch
> base and clean the contacts.  If I could simply get the switch up and away
> from the retaining plate, then I could get to the screw.
> The switch assembly also acts as the upper bearing housing for the shaft
> and it just doesn't want to come off.  I'm very wary about manhandling the
> 51 year old nylon switch so is this something that can be tapped off or is
> a puller necessary?  Based off pictures in the shop manual, it looks like
> this should come off without me pulling the whole mast.
> I would appreciate any shared past experiences with this issue.
> Thanks!
> Gary Szuch

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