94 turn signal problem

when i turn on the left signal, everything is correct. when using the right signal, the stop doesn't appear to hold the stalk in the turn position
anymore.
is the a problem with the switch itself (requiring major dismantling of the steering column from what it looks like in the service manual), or is there a mechanical stop that provides this holding mechanism that maybe has worn off?
thanks, charlie
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1995974. Labor is a different story. Not a hard job but a bit tedious. Replaced one last year and glad I finally did, just put it off because of the work involved.
Good luck
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Dad wrote:

thanks. the switch is $30 at corvettecentral.com + $5 for a couple of springs that would be a good idea to replace once i get it all apart. the service manual sure is sparse on the details on how to take it apart down to the switch though.
does it require any special tools to take the column apart? is it all held together, or is it liable to explode parts into my face because they're all held in with numerous tiny springs? :)
i do notice that the air bag has to be safed and removed first.
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chaniarts wrote:

there's also this post that i found that could explain it
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-general-discussion/1778662-replacing-the-turn-signal-switch.html
which claims it's actually the wiper switch
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switch looks like Airtex or OEPro that sells for less than the $30 they want but it should work. Tools required are a puller and a tool to depress the lock plate. If you get in there and find it is the wiper switch they are a bit more expensive than the directional switch, not a bad idea to replace both.
Air bags are always disabled to work on or around them.
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chaniarts wrote:

well, i took off the airbag and promptly figured out i didn't want to dive into the column, so took it to my regular mechanic. it was the switch that was bad, and it took a couple hours to replace.
regards, charlie
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much did that set you back if you care to give out that figure?
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Dad wrote:

it was the directional switch. now that i have a new one, i can say that it's actually been partially broken since i purchased the car in 97. i just never knew what it was supposed to feel like.
it was actually 2.5 hours at $90/hr + 45for the part.
i watched the mechanic and there's no way i could have done it in under 4 hours, and he needed a few tools that i didn't have either.
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