jim beam says...
> Peabody wrote:
>> Tegger says...
>> > The tough part is getting the steering column shrouds
>> > off. Without removing the steering wheel, you have to
>> > play with tilt position and flex to get them off.
>> I looked at it briefly this afternoon, and didn't see
>> any seam in the shroud that would let me do that, but
>> I'll look again. Is there a guide to this procedure
>> anywhere online - a video perhaps?
>> > The only way of telling for certain is to remove the
>> > unit and test/visually inspect it.
>> Yeah, I was hoping if I could get it out I might be
>> able to clean it up and get it working again.
> you need to buy the honda service manual. access to the
> shroud requires steering wheel removal, and with the
> airbag, contact coil [or whatever it's called] etc, you
> need to follow detailed instructions on how to do it
> safely. buy it online at helminc.com.
Well, I looked again, and I was wrong about the shroud.
There is indeed a seam, and the top appears to be held on by
three Phillips-head screws, two on the right and one on the
I may not be able to remove the light switch without first
removing the steering wheel, but I might be able to get to
it well enough to clean it, or maybe spray some contact
cleaner into it and exercise it a bit.
I'll give it a try this weekend.
Oh, and I did confirm that, as Tegger predicted, it's not
the flasher module that's going bad. The emergency flasher
uses the same flasher, and it has no problems when the turn
signal is screwing up. Of course I don't know for sure it's
the combo switch, but it seems awfully likely at this point.
Thanks for everybody's help.