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Old 01-04-2013, 04:19 AM
David Arabiat David Arabiat is offline
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Turn signal

greetings people ,

my e34 has this one small (but annoying) problem .... my turn signal .. when i make a turn signal to the left ... it will start signaling ... but when i turn the wheels back to straight position , the signal wont turn back off ... i have to do it manually... which is a bit annoying ....
does anybody know if there is a DIY fix out there somewhere ?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:05 PM
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I know this.

If you look at this picture of your turn signal switch you will see a little white nub thing poking out of the black box that the stalk/switch is attached to...
It is on the farthest right side of the switch:


You can see it here too in the upper center of the photo:




Anyways, your little white nub thingy is broken off.

You can try to repair it somehow but it is difficult since the switch is riveted together.
It is much more practical to install a whole new switch.
The install is easy. Remove steering wheel, and the upper and lower plastic column covers. Disconnect switch connector from harness. Unclip switch from steering column. Clip in the new switch and reconnect the wires. Done.

Be sure you get a switch from a car that is the same MY as yours to avoid dissimilarities.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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Good catch PP. Also, make sure to disconnect your battery prior to removing the steering wheel as it will cause a SRS light (assuming you have an airbag - not sure on your early model). If you do disconnect the battery, then make sure you have the code for your radio if it is stock.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:52 PM
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^yup

and thanks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:07 AM
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thanks guys .. wont have to worry about the SRS and the radio code ... as i dont have either ( i do have a radio .. but older Bavaria C radios were without a code )
i dont think ill have a problem removing the old one .. but i might find it difficult to install the new one ... ill try that next week .. thanks for the help
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 AM
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should be really easy. Everything clips in, literally. Couple screws too and done.
Just follow the bentley for removign the steering wheel and the torque specifications. Also mark a couple dots of paint to re-align the steering wheel for the install, it may need further adjustment to center after you drive around and notice its tilted slightly.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:28 AM
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I have the stalk if you are interested out of a 90. 10 bux plus shipping
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:46 AM
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I have the stalk if you are interested out of a 90. 10 bux plus shipping
i would be interested ... but i think the shipping to my country would be 3 times the cost of the item itself
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:51 AM
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got ya.....Didnt see your country
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