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Turn signal stalk problem

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I searched the forums but couldn't find anything on this one...

Yesterday I noticed that when I initiate the left turn signal, the stalk has a weird 'rubbery' feel (no nice click) - pushing the stalk the other way for the right signal feels fine. Also, for either direction, the stalk does not cancel itself when you turn the wheel like it used to.

Any ideas?



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Likely that the cancel pegs inside the stalk are broken off from a previous owner who held down the stalk in a left or right position while it was attempting to cancel thus snapping the plastic pegs which trigger the cancel.


Would that explain the left signal behaving as I explained in the post?

Also, how difficult is it to replace the stalk?

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I would say yes that would explain it. Its not hard but you need some torx screwdrivers to remove the horn pad, then remove the steering wheel.... Do a search for DIY OBC hack and you'll find directions on removing the entire stalk assembly, This is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to the 4 stalk setup with the On Board Computer features on the dash if you currently have the 3 stalk (turn signal, Wiper, Cruise Control)

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Also, how difficult is it to replace the stalk?

Same thing happened to me except I broke the pegs myself when I held down the stalk when it tried to cancel. You can't just replace the stalk. You need to replace the entire assembly. As what CJ_Boxster has mentioned which is what I did, it's the perfect time to replace your current 3 stalk assembly with a 4 stalk unit, adding cruise control in the process. And you know what? The 4 stalk unit is cheaper than the 3 stalks one! It's not plug and play though to get the cruise control. There's some wiring that needs to be DIYed and you can find it from the sticky thread in this forum.

Good luck!

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