Hey what's up,
I'm chasing down an issue with my turn signals. Here's the issue when I started: When I would trigger the left signal the signal switch snaps into place and the left front signal flashes - as well as both the left and right rear signals - all three flashing very fast. When I try to do the right signals, the mechanics for the switch wouldn't engage to let it snap into place - so I've never actually triggered the right signals at all...
Parking lights all work properly.
So, let the trouble shooting begin -
1) Pulled off the steering wheel and monkeyed with the mechanical parts of the switch. The lubricant was pretty dried up, so it was just stuck and not able to get into the right signal position. After playing with it for a little while I was able to free it up and get the right signal to snap into place properly, but no flashing lights.
2) Replaced all bulbs (I bought a full car bulb set with the intention of replacing all the bulbs anyways, so this was quick & easy & cheap).
3) Replaced the flasher with a new 550
4) Still the same results all around
So now it seems like the mechanicals ans lever on the switch are engaging properly, but I'm still getting kooky results.
One other thing I found interesting, there was a small ball bearing under the switch assembly spring (The spring that is on the opposite side of the column from the stalk and holds the stalk in place until the turn is complete). There was only one ball bearing, but it looked like there was supposed to be one in each cutout under that part of the assembly.
Should I keep on digging? Maybe replace the actual electronic switch itself? Maybe just spray contact cleaner in there?
Another question, what type of lubricant should I use for the signal switch assembly?