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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Broken indicator stalk

Hi all,
My 1984 GTV has a broken indicator stalk. Does anyone know the process of replacing the housing switch on the steering column. Any advice welcome.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-12-2016, 09:00 AM
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If you have a column switch assembly that needs only some detail bits to correct it, I have one incomplete unit that I have sent out more than once for others to pirate components from. If that is seen as a possible help, we can exchange pix to see if mine might have some of the details you need to fix yours.

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I have a spare from an '82 with a broken headlight switch. Although I think the indicator stalk was broken at one point, too. You're welcome to it, if you think you can cannibalize any parts. I can dig it up tonight and send you pics if you like.
It was pretty easy to remove, aside from the wiring harness. You can cut it then splice, or do it right.

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It's not a tough job, but you need a small puller to get the steering wheel off. Remove the upper and lower halves of the steering column shroud, pull the wheel (careful with the horn wire lead-- tape it temporarily so it won't ground and scare the willies out of you!).

There are two small screws that retain the entire combination switch assembly to the column. There will be 3 or 4 wire leads, also at the bottom of the column, that you have to disconnect if you want to replace the entire switch assembly. Just note where they plug into the back of the fuse box. Make sure the replacement switch contacts are clean and that both sides work.

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Oh yeah, I totally forgot about the torture of removing the steering wheel. I mangled mine so badly I just HAD to buy a Momo Monte Carlo.
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A thread about steering wheel removal!!!

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfe...al-gtv6-2.html
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It's worth mentioning that a lawnmower flywheel puller, simple block with 2 screws worked for me. Be careful not to thread the screws too deep as to damage the horn ring. I'm talking a simple briggs and stratton 3.5hp flywheel puller. What are the chances, I know but it worked!
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I just used duct tape

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