70 blinkers work but won't shut off after I turn...why?

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Tpichevy, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Tpichevy

    Tpichevy Veteran Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    Boise id
    So both left and right blinkers work fine but once I turn and straighten out again the blinker stays on....I have to flip them back off vs the turning shutting them off. How can I fix this?
  2. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    Broken cam in the column. Not uncommon. Have to take the wheel of and the horn parts to get to it.
  3. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
  4. xten

    xten Veteran Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Do they ever cancel? Is it both left and right sides that won't cancel?. Turn your steering wheel upside down and see if they cancel. If they do, your steering shaft is clocked 180° out. If they never work with 360° turn of the steering wheel, you probably need above mentioned parts. Did this just start, or has it been like that since you got the car? If they used to work, and just quit, you need parts.
  5. Burd

    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2011
    Prob all disco'd now at your dealer, I went in to buy all the parts, 2 bearings and
    A cruise turn sig lever was avail. Now prob all gone. They still had the tilt lever then, snagged that too. Prob same as firebird. If you never checked out Ames, take a look, they still do a catalog too.

  6. Lynd McCormick

    Lynd McCormick Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Finleyville, PA
    Hello fellow Yinzer! What is your suggestion on how to clock the wheel back 180 degrees? I've got this issue with my '73, what do you suggest? Can I take it loose at the rag joint and flip it 180? If so, do I need to swap bolts in the joint to do so? I just got this car in November and I've already checked the cam and springs. My horn contact is at 4 o'clock instead of 10 o'clock so I'm pretty sure I'm 180 out. Nothing will be easy to get to with a big block stuffed in it and the headers taking up the rest of the real estate. I want to approach it with some knowledge before I rip into it.
  7. Mike (Naples)

    Mike (Naples) Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    Naples and Asheville
    You do not need to swap bolts in the rag joint to flip it 180 degrees. Still, I can't but wonder why it's off 180 degrees to begin with.
  8. Lynd McCormick

    Lynd McCormick Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Finleyville, PA
    I’m finding a lot of little surprises like this left by the former owner/builder. It’s just part of the things that I need to do to make it right. The turn signals not resetting is one of those annoyances that I need to get fixed.

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