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Hi all having issues getting this indicator turn switch out to replace see pic

i dont know what i am doing wrong but cant get the dam thing out

Dont worry about that the philips head screw thats loose as so thats not holding it on

Help please

i really am going to buy the full workshop manual hopeless without one

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Not sure about HG but with HR you have to remove clamp holding steering column to feed wires up after removing the screws. Worth a try hope this helps cheers

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No worries mate, we are here to help out if we can.

But I need to ask, what are you actually trying to fix?

If you are trying to remove just the indicator cancelling mechanism - which in your pic looks like the big back to front "C" - if I remember correctly it is a tight press fit into the main indicator mechanism and should just pull out with a little gentle persuasion. Be very careful when you remove this not to disturb/lose/break any of the brass contacts within the indicator mechanism.

If you are trying to remove the entire mechanism, which includes the brass horn contact and the upper steering shaft bearing, then refer to my post from earlier this morning which explains what needs to be removed.

You can even purchase brand new repro mechanisms from Rare Spares - but apparently they require some fiddling to make them plug in.

Or try http://www.monarores... where you can purchase brand new mechanisms that plug straight in with no mucking around.

Either way, let us know what you need to fix, and we can try to help out further.

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Hi all thanks for this, the only thing i want out is the turn switch which yep like you said is the C type thing. i have tried so hard to get this out pulling levering it really doesnt want to budge.

I am afraid that if i give it any more force it might damage the contacts underneath but it looks like i have to give it a little force i dont know. funny thing is i took one of these out of a HT 15 years ago and it wasnt this much fun but i cant remeber how i eventually did it. but if everyone is sure that nothing is holding it then i might have to lever it off forcefully it wont pull off with my hand thats for sure.

Lol here i was thinking i would have the turn switch replaced in a hour, lol maybe a week

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hi there is a screw that holds both plastic housings together its under blinker housing right hand side you have to get behind it either undo steering shaft at steer box and take it out then it all falls into place ,
or break everything and then find that screw enjoy

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See the thing is that the left hand indicator wasnt self cancelling the right one was, so i put it down to the turning switch and have a nice new one waiting to put on, i might be wrong it might not be the turn switch.
Will let you all know when i get the other one out if the new one fixes the problem
Really i have a long time to do it anyway but i wanted to get that one out of the way

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The Return Sprags on the Switch look good.

Check the Actuators on the Steering Wheel (the Parts they connect with). I think you'll find them worn.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

Actually the actuators look okay to me, well i have a new turn switch now so i may as well start there if its not that then i guess it must be the actuators
thanks

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gtb069 is right. The Circlip has to be removed.

It's later Model Holdens where the Circlip holds down the Honey Pot only.

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

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The one on the right, upper left and lower left (removed).

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Holdenpaedia, they're the brakes Mate.

what it looks like you may need to replace the whole assembaly.
but to get it free you will need to undo that last screw in the middle of the switch.
also to remove the whole thing you will need to drop the collome by undoing the nut and bolt from the bracket under the dash. then remove the cover by undoing the philips head screw. then unplug it a pull staight out. a good tip that helps with reinstall is to tie a peice of sting to the plug before pulling through.

if you just replace the switch be VERY carefull pulling it apart. best way is at a clean bench or table because the copper contacts can go everywere.

watto

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everything is there ready to come out steering column dropped, but there must be a clip of some kind and i dont know quite where that is at the moment

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THERE IS A SCREW ON THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE PIECE - IF YOU ARE CAREFUL YOU CAN GET A SCREW DRIVER IN THERE FROM THE BOTTOM WITHOUT REMOVEING IT ALL - DONE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES ON MY CARS. - CAMERON.

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cheers

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okay this is what i learnt by the way thanks to everyone. the turning plastic bit which sits on top of the assembly is fastened by a screw so yes there was no way i was going to pull it off lever it off whatever it is screwed onto the assembly.

So and this is just me as cameron said you can remove the screw from the bottom if you have room and the right philips head then the switch will seperate from the assembly, however like watto i think said be careful as the contacts in the assembly can go everywhere once you remove the switch.
well me being me didnt quite listen to what he said and yes they did go everywhere lol, so thats the end of that indicator assembly need another one oh well i should listen closely, lol

Now the thing is the actual assembly minus the switch is still in there all the wires are loose and it must be fastened as someone else said by a clip otherwise i could pull it straight off so i have to go look at that prob and order a new indicator switch assembly. at least i know it will all be knew after this and now it also lets me try to trace the horn fault so just as well, lol

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obviously i would advise to pull the whole assembly out and replace the switch on the bench than trying to get the turning switch of the assembly in the car take the whole assembly out i think, which i need to go find out how to do, lol

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