Anyone know the proper way to remove the turn signal lever arm? I have a
1987 GMC Sierra, tilt, cruise and intermitent wiper switch are located on
the signal lever arm. Also any idea what a new switch would cost? The
problem with the lever is, I cannot turn the wiper switch on. It seems
jammed and won't roll forward. Also before this happened, when I want to
turn the wipers off, they won't park. I have to twist the the wiper switch
backwards till the wipers are near park position then release the switch.
The intermitent didn't not work right either. They would just be low or high
speeds. Would this be a switch problem, or up in the wiper motor itself.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I hope for your sake it's gonna be a hell lot off cheaper than overhere. I
payd 120Euro and had to install myself or theye would've taken another
100Euro for installing. Since one our in the shop costs about 65Euro. The
mechanic told me the lever is the easiest thing, but the cable for the CC is
sometimes a pain in the ... .
Good luck wih the fiddeling with the cable.
Heerlen, The Netherlands
K1500 '88 4X4
There is an easy way to do it....the cruise cable goes the length of the
steering column. Think its 4 tiny wires wrapped in black sleeve. It
plugs into a connector on the column under the dash. In that connector
is a hole, use a piece of piano wire to loop in the hole when pulling
the old switch out. Then when putting on the new switch, connect the
piano wire to the new connector and pull it back down the column with
the piano wire. Shouldn't take more then 20minutes. New switch is around
$100 from the dealer.
I got the cruise wire all figured out. But the new switch ($112 CDN retail
72 my cost) The problem I have now is how to run the switch wires through
the column with a big plug on one end, and the switch on the other. They
don't come apart. I am going to install this tomorrow. I will let you know
how it goes. Thanks for the help guys. Very much appreciated.
You will notice that the wires on one side of the ribbon are linger
than the ones on the ther side, What happens is the big plug on the
end actually goes down the column sideways. If you are retrofitting a
column that has not bee fitted with cruse from the factory you will
need to pull the steering wheel to get at the passageway so you can
feed the plug down from the top. You will also have to pull the lever
out of the switch the way I suggested in my previous post and then you
can get the plastic housing off and then you can do the work.
If you are replacing an existing cruise switch and wiring you can use
piano wire (who has THAT kicking around?) or just pull a string
through with the old plug and pull the new plug back through with the
The cruise from a car has shorter wires than for a truck.
These are things I found out the hard way
All fixed. Everything is working great now. The intermitent is working
The switch needed replacement, because it was stripped inside, but the
intermitent wasn't working even after the new switch was put in. But I found
the problem to be in the top electrical plug on the wiper motor was bad. It
wasn't making a connection. So I took the plug apart and resoldered it back
together and, voila! everything works perfect.
Thanks again guys.
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