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Broken turn signal lever

PostPost by: ftsoft » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:41 pm

Ahhhh - my turn signal lever fell apart on the way home this morning. Does anyone know how these parts fit back into the steering column?

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PostPost by: lotusfan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:45 pm

Throw it away and buy a new one Frank, it will never play the piano again!!
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PostPost by: ftsoft » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Ha Ha It does look like toast!
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PostPost by: ftsoft » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:52 pm

Anyone have a source for this RD isn't home today anyone else?
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PostPost by: AHM » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:10 pm

I think they are an easily available Triumph part. We would call it an 'Indicator stalk/switch' over here - might help your search.
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PostPost by: ftsoft » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Thanks all. I got it back together. Pretty much an erector set problem. I definitely could have used one of the 3 handed elves that Lotus must have used to build it. Not sure if it is permanently fixed. Seems ok, but the part may just be worn and come apart again.

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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:33 pm

I may have to do the same sort of thing soon with my headlights dip/main/off stalk switch which is getting very wobbly.
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:55 am

billwill wrote:I may have to do the same sort of thing soon with my headlights dip/main/off stalk switch which is getting very wobbly.


Mine is the same, I improved it a bit by replacing the pivot pin - still not brilliant though.
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PostPost by: ftsoft » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:46 am

For the turn signal lever. Everything is held together by the leaf spring tension. I'm sure that these are worn and even though it's back together and working I will have to replace the unit soon. After spending a couple of hours swearing, banging my head and dropping small parts on the floor I can see why replacing the entire unit is the way to go.

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:09 pm

oldelanman wrote:
billwill wrote:I may have to do the same sort of thing soon with my headlights dip/main/off stalk switch which is getting very wobbly.


Mine is the same, I improved it a bit by replacing the pivot pin - still not brilliant though.


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Hah, discovered that my problem was merely that the mounting screws were loose. No lock washers.
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