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Turn signal stalk is not re-setting after turn?

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I replaced the combination switch on my 02 996 about 3,000 miles ago.  I realize this is a common replacement item, but 3,000 miles is not what I would consider a reasonable timeframe to replace it again.  Is this consistent with other's experience?  If the life expectancy is that short I am hesitant to bother fixing it again.   The first time it was replaced, it was done at a reputable independent shop.  

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I was warned to never hold/force the stalk in the on position to keep the signal blinking during a complex turning maneuver, like in a traffic circle.

I have tried to be very careful with signal use since I replaced mine a one year ago for almost $400 for the part.


The left signal is already intermittently failing to self cancel after completing a turn.

Since the existing signal sound does not rise above background noise in these cars that leaves me phantom signaling as I proceed down the road.

Need to retrain to manually cancel the signal now.


This vehicle only has 50k miles.

I run vehicles 150k to 200k before disposing and have never changed a turn signal stalk in my life.

This part totally sucks.

Edited by Kevin Bryck

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Agreed!  I am hoping something went wrong during the install.  I will do the next one myself.  The part may be poorly designed, but it really can’t be this bad I hope. 

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The turn signal not resetting as well in my 2002 Carrera cabrio.
I think it is nit that annoying so I do turn the signal iff myself after a turn. It us not that bad. Just a habit as my 1988 Mercedes 500SL has that problem as well on left turns!
I feel not worth the cost if repair.
Other option is not to take turns and just go straight

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