Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 23:26:53 GMT
From: "Abdallah" <abdallahjamalnopsamo.ca>
Subject: Re: 9000 CSE Indicator/cruise/Hi beam lever, pricy?


"Nel Frikandel" <nelfrikandelnopsamail.com> wrote in message news:9rdbhvor1clhb17ckjfuoauqvt9n6vvm3lnopsamcom... : Hi, : : Mi right turning signal keeps failing from time to time, annoying and : possibly hazardous. I've had some occasional claxon concertos, turning : right unsignalled. : : The strange part is, it doens't always fail , the first 3 to 5 times : from cold start, it's okay, after that it's more or less over, an : occasional lucky shot excepted. So bolbs and relais should be okay, : the problem could be in the switch itself. : : Today I went over to the shop, they said they needed to replace the : whole thing. According to the guy the part costs 180 EURO new, luckily : they had a junker in the back yard, also fitted with Cruise, and I : could have that part for half the new price, so 90 EURO. : : I guess together with labour cost's I'll pay about 110 to 125 to have : it replaced. I could also scout around some junkyards and try to : replace it myself. Anyone know how hard to replace that thingy is? : : I'm no mechanic, so when need to remove steering wheel/Airbag and such : vital parts, I'm not even gonna bother. If it's just removing some : screws and plastic cover, I might give it a go. Any indication what : that part should cost from a breaker? : : K.R., : Nel as a non mech guy, i can say its a pretty straightforward replacement. you need to take the steering vanity cover off and unscrew the switch - un-hook the harnesses and put in the new switch. all done from under the steering column. about 1/4 hour, tops. i got a part from a breaker (we call them wreckers on this side of the atlantic) for about $150 canadian. but you have to check that the hi-lo beam works on the replacement part, or you'll be taking the switch assembly apart to repair that little plastic mechanism.... (more on that elsewhere.... -- ____________________ abdallah 87 9000S 280,000 km (hers) 87 9000T 240,000 km (mine)

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