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Old 06-17-2007, 12:49 PM
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Default Replacing signal light switch

I am new to my 61, it is in great shape but needs some TLC and a few repairs.

I am replacing the signal light switch and am having an impossible time attempting to get the wiring through the steering column. It appears as though the column needs to be disassembled quite a lot to get the wires through. I am not able to figure out how to remove any of the parts of the upper column other than the switch, gear indicator etc... How do I remove the inner plates, and is this the proper way to have access to getting wires back down the column.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 06-17-2007, 05:42 PM
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The part that I am trying to get help with removing is the shifting collar. I see that somewhere there is a post by Alexander about how to remove/replace this piece, but I cannot locate that post. I also see that someone used a heavy cord to pull the wires through individually without removing the collar...I am thinking about trying this method, but it was so tight when I tried it earlier that I just cannot see how this is going to work on my 61. Any input for getting the 6 wire harness through the steering column is much appreciated.

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Old 06-18-2007, 06:40 PM
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Get a piece of 14 gage house wire. ( just use one wire) push it up the colum. Hook all your wires to that and tape the H--- out of it. It might work??............Bill
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:20 PM
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You need to tie a strong thin cord around a few of the signal switch ends and then pull out the the wires through the top of the column. When installing the new switch all of the wire ends must be tied to the cord and then pulled out the bottom. I have done it. It does work.
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