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1968 Corvette my turn signals will not stay on unless I hold the lever (Read 290 times)
May 30th, 2020 at 3:24pm

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As stated above, my 1968 Corvette turn signals won't stay on unless I hold the lever. In other words, if I am turning left I must hold the turn signal lever down, and if I am  turning right I must hold the lever up. The turn signal lever will not lock in either the left, or the right turn position. Also, I have a telescopic steering column.



Before I tear into the steering column, and knowing that the 1968 turn signal switch and canceling cam are different for the 1968 Corvette, especially with a telescoping column, I thought I would ask if anyone has had this problem before? Is it the switch? The canceling cam?

Thank you for your help.  Smiley
« Last Edit: May 30th, 2020 at 5:59pm by Caratuco »  
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Reply #1 - May 31st, 2020 at 5:18am

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When I purchased my 68 18 yrs ago the steering column was in sad shape. So I replaced it with a flaming river SS tilt column. When I took the old column apart it needed a total rebuild. I would seriously consider completely rebuilding your 50+ yr old column or replacing it including the rag joint.
and Welcome to the forum
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #2 - May 31st, 2020 at 12:09pm

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Thanks YaBB
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 4th, 2020 at 1:33pm

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Here is a link to a well know expert on steering columns in vetted and his papers: http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/

I recently had my column rebuilt and am very happy with the final product.

Scott
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Reply #4 - Jun 5th, 2020 at 1:18pm

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YaBB,
That's a pretty good resource. Thanks
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 12th, 2020 at 7:48pm

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The ears (or actuators, I guess you call them) were both broken off. Just have to wait for the part now.
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