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Turn Signal Lever Question

This may be a stupid question, or I'm searching wrong, but here goes...

When I turn on my turn signal left or right, if I move the steering wheel just a little bit and back to center, it kicks the turn signal off. It seems to be a lot more sensitive to that than anything else I've ever driven... sounds stupid, but it drives me crazy.

Is there anything I can do to make it not so sensitive? Replace the turn-signal stalk? Is there some sort of gear or ring that does that that I could modify, etc? Any help or insight would be appreciated... thanks!

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Common. There's wires in the steering column that get rubbed and start shorting out and make bad circuits.



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How much is a little???
Using the clock - 12 to 1 or 11? 12 to 2 or 10?

I get similar stuff when I am approaching a left turn lane. I flip the arm down, turn into the left turn lane (wheel at ~10). When I turn back to the right (wheel at ~12 or 12:30) to straighten out, the signal cancels. I have to re-activate the signal.


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Same here, and it doesn't even matter which direction I turn the wheel. I'd day going from dead straight to 11/1 or 10/2 is when I hear the first click.

For example, near my home there's an intersection and the road curves every so slightly to the left before you get to the intersection. If I want to turn right at the intersection, I put on my right turn signal, and before I get there I have to turn slightly left to stay in my lane, and when I put the wheel back straight, before I even get to the intersection, the turn signal stalk returns to center and the turn signal quits. Any other car I've driven while living here, or any other car I've been a passenger in, at that same intersection, doesn't do the same thing.

I know when I have the turn signal on, and I turn the wheel in that same direction, like in a tight turn, you can hear it click in there multiple times, and when you start to straighten out, the previous "click" you heard will cancel the signal as the wheel passes that same position. I was hoping there was something in the steering column or wheel that I could change that didn't have so many "clicks" in it (sorry, can't think of a better term). It's completely reproducible and predictable... seems mechanical in nature to me, but what do I know

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I know what you mean about the clicks. That's pretty accurate. It sounds to me like it's the nature of the beast apparently.


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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Next time I have to take the steering wheel off, I'll take a look-see and see if there's something I can alter to change that.

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