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Old 11-28-2017, 07:28 PM
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I need to re-visit the cancelling cam operation. I notice it takes almost 5/6th of a right steering wheel turn to cancel a right turn signal while only 1/3rd steering wheel turn left to cancel a left turn. This means 110 degree right turns don't cancel the signal.

Can anyone suggest which direction I can tweak the c-clip opening which now faces 9 o'clock? Is 9 o'clock the definitive direction? Or is this a trial and error operation?

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:49 PM
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I took some pictures of the C clip and marked the old steering wheel with dimples before I removed the clip. When I put things back together with the new steering wheel, things worked well. I also marked the steering wheel to column shaft, so I had a good idea where to orient the steering wheel. The 3/8 mark on one picture was to remind me that the C clip had 3/8" overhang on the end of the wheel. I'll attach some pictures and hope they help you out.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:26 AM
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My C-shaped piece had a worn area on it from years of use. I flipped the piece over to the other un-worn side, and the canceling function worked better. If you watch how it works, I suppose a few tenths of a millimeter of wear on the C would affect how it works.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:40 PM
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I took some pictures of the C clip and marked the old steering wheel with dimples before I removed the clip. When I put things back together with the new steering wheel, things worked well. I also marked the steering wheel to column shaft, so I had a good idea where to orient the steering wheel. The 3/8 mark on one picture was to remind me that the C clip had 3/8" overhang on the end of the wheel. I'll attach some pictures and hope they help you out.
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Thank you both and thanks for the photos Nyles.

I always thought the c-clip was buried up against the retaining clip at the base of the steering wheel. I'll check about the 3/8 inch spacing. I never marked anything because I replaced the original steering wheel a year or so ago.

Also, I thought about placing the wheel off center and test how it affects cancelling in order to determine which direction to move the c-clip. Its position, and maybe wear issues, have got to be the biggest factors in how this gismo works.

Dean
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:39 PM
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Nyles, you got it correct. The open end of the c-clip faces the turn signal lever. I think I actually rotated this around to the wrong way last time I took the steering wheel off because it wasn't working. Hard to believe because this didn't work before I rotated it the first time. As my dad used to say: How dumb.

As you said there was a lot of wear on the clip, and so I flipped the clip around with the fresh end toward the engine while maintaining the 3/8 inch spacing from the steering wheel hub.

It works great.

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Old 11-29-2017, 08:09 PM
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Glad things worked out. People make fun of us old guys driving around with our turn signal on all the time. ;-)
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