HELP! Need to find the brass horn contact replacement

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Steve Bakken

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The brass on the inner contact is worn down so far that it won't reach the ring on the cam anymore. They make replacements for the other side that attaches to the steering wheel pad but I can't find a replacement for this one. Anyone else dealt with this?
 

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Steve Bakken

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I managed to cut, roll, and bore a section of copper pipe to fit. I'm hoping that with some polishing to de-burr it it won't destroy the plastic sleeve or the cam ring. Not the best solution, but if nobody knows of where to get replacement parts it might have to suffice???
 

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ELCAM

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That contact is part of the turn signal switch. $20-40 at rock auto. Buy the cheap one and just change that part if you don't want to change the whole TS switch.
 
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69hurstolds

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$17.93 for this turn signal switch with free ship. So < $20 with any sales tax. It's dirt cheap, but you can steal the copper pill and spring out of this one. And...you can steal the cancelling springs too to put in a little baggie and put them in a drawer in the shop. I'm sure the plastic is Chinesium and light duty at this price, but the fix isn't super-cheap, but cheap as you'll get it.


When I go out to the shop today, I MIGHT have an old turn signal switch laying around. I'll see what's up with it.
 
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Steve Bakken

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Thanks for the replies. Been looking all over for the individual part and here it's been part of an assembly. Good to know
 

69hurstolds

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Unfortunately, I don't seem to have that switch. I'm not even sure why it would come out from the front unless your swtich plastic around the pin is bad. Looking at an NOS one, it appears it goes in from the back and there's a ledge in the plastic to keep it in. Some little cover goes over the back of the spring to keep it in place.

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newmexguy

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"Columns Galore" iin NY state is kind of analogous to Steering Column Services in CA. No idea if they sell tiny parts like that by themselves, would guess no.
 

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"Columns Galore" iin NY state is kind of analogous to Steering Column Services in CA. No idea if they sell tiny parts like that by themselves, would guess no.
I called them as they were only 4 hrs away. Went with the one I posted. Figured I could leave some of the stuff I didn’t need on the column incase i go back to a floor shift auto. Seemed like decent people.
 
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