Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
67 duetto turn signal, headlight switch replacement
My car is a 67 spider that has had the turn signal and headlight switch assembly replaced with a reproduction unit by the PO. The switch seemed to work properly but would not cancel the turn signals. I found that the cancellation spring was wrapped incorrectly and re-wrapped it correctly. After reassembly the signals cancel in one direction and not the other. I found a few small bits of black plastic and a very small coil spring on the floor. I believe these parts came from the switch assembly. The spring was dropped while showing it to a friend....and cant be found.
The current situation is that all the lights and turn signals work, but require manual cancellation in one direction. The turn signal stalk does not center to the proper position in one direction but it works. I would like to make this work properly if possible. I wanted to ask the forum if I should try to find a good, working original switch assembly as I have heard they were better made...but are over 50 years old, or buy another reproduction switch and be careful to install it correctly.
If anyone can help me identify the correct original signal switch I would appreciate it as I think there are several different ones. I would like to keep the car original if possible but if there are other "original" switches from different cars or years that also work, I would appreciate opinions/thoughts on using them perhaps.
Thank you in advance
1967 Duetto just like the one I had in college....a long time ago.
1965 Mustang fastback, dart 427 with Weber 8-stack, 5sp