Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...


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Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby bodasefus » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:14 pm



I just finished replacing the steering head bearings and now the turn signals will not self cancel... Jobe05 advised it may be a bent pin in the plug but they are ok...
Should I be able to move the switch outside the housing and make it work,,, I removed it from the tube and then plugged it in on top and tried to simulate a turn and it would not cancel...
Is there a way to test with a meter???
BTW,,, the new bearings really made a difference in the steering... it is tight and smooth...

Has anyone had this problem and how did you correct it???
Thanks in advance
Russ


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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:12 pm

Well the fact that you have to remove this unit in order to replace the bearings points to it being the issue. Check the plugs of the cancellation switch as well as the harness - make sure no wires have pulled free, that the pins are straight and clean. Does the cancellation switch turn easily?

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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby bodasefus » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:28 am

Yes the switch turns freely... I removed it from the tube,,, plugged it into the socket and the turn signals work fine,,, going to check the relay on the block behind the right fan motor today...
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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby bodasefus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:27 am

I did get this corrected... It was lining up the cam and getting the two nubies in the right place,,, then using the proper screws,,, getting them in right... After I got them back the way they should,,, all works fine...
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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:38 am

bodasefus wrote:I did get this corrected... It was lining up the cam and getting the two nubies in the right place,,, then using the proper screws,,, getting them in right... After I got them back the way they should,,, all works fine...


Good to hear, I had wondered if that might be it. It can be a bit tricky getting everything lined up exactly right and then getting it screwed in place correctly, especially when you have to do it from beneath.

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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:24 pm

and you wear bifocals because you're far sighted! :roll:
Those with larger hands will have a bit of a time with those two screws as well.

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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby bodasefus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:35 pm

They are tri-focals and have large hands... and one bum shoulder... :lol: but I got it done...
Thanks for the help Dusty... I went to the local shop that sells steel and bought a 7 foot piece of 2 1/2" tongue replacement... That should give me a longer tongue by 2 feet... hope that takes the wobble out...
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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:39 pm

Russ .... I measured my HF cargo trailer I made and the tongue is 50" long, measured from the tip of the coupler, back to the 1st frame cross member. ;)
IIRC, my trailer measures 42" in width, from centre of one tire tread to the centre of the other













I designed it so it's overall length was < 96", so I could stand it upright on it's rear 'bumperettes', inside the garage to help conserve precious real estate.


Hope this helps! - Dusty

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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:19 am

I forgot to add ...... make sure both of the trailer's tires are running identical air pressure!
I used to run my Austone @ 48 PSI

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Re: Help with the turn signal cancellation switch...

Postby bodasefus » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:45 am

OK Thanks Ken... I appreciate the info and the pics... nice trailer...


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