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Old 12-07-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Have an original '66 2-door with 62K miles that looks like a million and really steps out. That'* the good news.

But I can't drive it because the brake lights don't work - and my mechanic says I need new turn signal switch(es) that he says he cannot find. And he'* taken six months to not find them. That'* the intolerable news.

Anybody got any ideas about:

1. The turn signal switch I need?
2. Another way to rewire or revamp if the part is REALLY unavailable?
3. A better mechanic in the San Fernando Valley?

I'd be grateful for any leads. Thanks.
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I'm not car expert here.. but doesn't the turn signal switch control the... turn signal? Stupid question: have you checked the bulbs? the wiring [even my 16 year old car has deteriorated wiring, imagine your 38 year old car ]. The other thing, is the brake pedal switch could have failed. I have no clue how to check that, but I am sure somebody here would know.


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Justin beat me to the punch. Yeah, you need a better and MUCH OLDER Mechanic for this beauty. What has been checked? Do the tail light bulbs light up at all when the parking/headlights are on? Have the fuses been checked? Has the brake light switch been checked? Have you replaced the turn signal flasher module? The turn signal switch is in the Steering Column. Is THIS what the mechanic has deemed defective? I'm sure the parts you may need for your car can still found. This car MUST be put back on the road.
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My specialty is beating people to the punch

Ol' Timer made a good point. Finding an old mechanic may be a good idea. Those youngin'* out there don't know **** [like me, i'm 14, and probably don't know more than general knowledge about your car].

You have to hook us up with some pics.. it'* great to have some classics in the midst of all these newer Bonnevilles.


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Well, thanks. If nothing else you've helped me get off my bohunkus to get the Red Sled on the road. First thing is to find a new mechanic. Or is that an old mechanic?

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A New Old Mechanic . loL Like NOS [New Old Stock].


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