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Old 05-18-2017, 07:22 PM
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Default Please help! 1988 cadillac sedan deville turn signal switch is broken

I have an 1988 cadillac deville. The problem is that my turn sit an switch is broken inside the steering wheel. Well I thought it would be an easy fix but believe it or not, the steering wheel will not come off. Yes I have tried everything to get it off. I even went to another mechanic who tried to get it off and was unable ti. It is like it is welded in or something. Since I can't get the wheel off I was jist going to replace the entire column but I can not find a steering column to fit to save my life. Does any one know how I could install some sort of switches in order to use my turn signals? I'm open to any ideas and suggestions. I even thought about installing some aftermarket turn signal lights but I'm still debating that. Please help.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:31 PM
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You could plug new switch in and lay the switch out of the way until you can repair/replace column. You would has to turn switch on and off since uninstalled it can cancel on it's own.
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Thanks slowroll. That is a great idea. I will try that tomorrow. I ordered the part so hopefully I will be able to plug it in and use it. I will let you know.
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So...i tried the new harness. It worked as for as being able to manually switch the turn signals on and off. But since I can not hook it up in the steering wheel, the horn does not work or the hazard lights. I guess that switch has to be touching some metal parts in the steering wheel or column. So I was thinking....is there any way I can plug up a switch the the turn signal wires on the original harness? If I can find the wires, how do they work? When you turn on the turn signal light, which wires activate in order to turn them on?
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:42 AM
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the cam switch right or left for turn signal. the little square button with a screw hole is for the hazards. inside the little tower is the contact for horn, there are 2 exposed contacts on top are for key reminder
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