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Old 02-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hey,

I started a topic about this awhile ago but didn't really get anywhere, but Spring is around the corner and without wiper spray I will be doomed. The switch on my turn signal lever is broken.

Now these were my options as I remember:

1. Replace the lever - apparently its a PITA because you have to take the steering column apart to get to the wires for it.

2. Make a new switch - I don't mind making a new switch for it, I just don't know where to begin. I have the wiper/washer system diagram in my Haynes manual. Where would be the best/most easy access place wire a switch to? I don't care if I have to run new wires through the firewall...just as long as the place it gets wired to is pretty easy to access.

I don't care if I don't get the same spray wipe action, just as long as I don't have to get out at a red light with a spray bottle.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated - spring time here is hell (super mucky).
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Now these were my options as I remember:

1. Replace the lever - apparently its a PITA because you have to take the steering column apart to get to the wires for it.

2. Make a new switch - I don't mind making a new switch for it, I just don't know where to begin. I have the wiper/washer system diagram in my Haynes manual. Where would be the best/most easy access place wire a switch to? I don't care if I have to run new wires through the firewall...just as long as the place it gets wired to is pretty easy to access.

I don't care if I don't get the same spray wipe action, just as long as I don't have to get out at a red light with a spray bottle.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated - spring time here is H*** (super mucky).
option #1 doesnt to that long, although it is a pita.

i did this on a 92 gp and im going to give u a few pointers on what i had problems with,
before u put it back together make sure ur brights work, and while ur putting it back together be careful not to short the horn lead.
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Thanks for the reply. I was sifting through turn signal lever posts and this came to my attention. I think this may work for my situation since its the turn signal lever thats broken and not actually the switch inside the column. Even if I can't access the connector in the fashion mentioned here, could I not just cut the wires on the new lever and wire it up to the old wires? I have quite a bit of slack exposed to do such a thing.

edit: I took off that small cover under the tilt lever and the electrical connector for the turn signal lever is completely exposed, so swapping it should be a matter of yanking the lever out, uplugging it, and plugging the new one in...now to find a lever. I can't beleive I never noticed how easy access to the connector was..
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I bought a new lever for $30 CAD at the wrecker, and I installed it in less then a minute (suprisingly easy) and the spray works fine now. Thanks for the help!
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glad to see that it was a easy swap for ya
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