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ben10 10-16-2010 02:07 PM

turn signal question
 
i did a quick search with no luck finding my answers, so my question is this. i dont like how low my turn signal/windshield wiper switch is, i think it would look and feel better up higher, anyone doing anything with that? i feel like most cars have the arm that goes strait out instead of bending down... can anyone point me in the right direction, or am i gonna be doing a lot of custom fab work?

Clinton 10-16-2010 02:31 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
We need to know what truck you have year,make model etc....

ben10 10-16-2010 03:06 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
99 ext cab, 4.0 auto, 4x4

ridder1705 10-18-2010 05:17 AM

Re: turn signal question
 
Mine is the same way, it's really low.

EMB1230 10-18-2010 12:04 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ridder1705 (Post 222778)
Mine is the same way, it's really low.

Yeah it is weird, on 2004+ Rangers it goes upward!

DieHard4rd 10-18-2010 12:22 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
Maybe a 2004+ switch would swap in??

Clinton 10-18-2010 02:04 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
I know it can be done. I just havent seen it done yet. I would like to find one myself

thechad66 12-30-2010 12:21 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
I was just looking @ this to..... It looks like F-150/250/350 signal switches curve towards the driver or up, Crown-vic/towncar look straight & mustang ones from a few years ago (late 90's) look straight but shorter... The part that mounts to the column looks the same on all of these. If anyone has tried one of these switches, it'd be cool to hear about it. I have some free time right now (long weekend,) so I'm thinkin' I'm gonna check them out at a few pic n pulls today.... I'll report back what I find.

~Chad

thechad66 12-30-2010 07:55 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
Just got these @ the junk yard today. The straight one is from a '98 Taurus & the one that curves up is from a 2000+ Taurus. I wasn't sure which I would prefer, so I got both. The end is also smooth, so it would be easier to keep clean. Now i just have to pull mine out & see if these fit... I also grabbed the tilt lever 'cause it matched the signal one & it is smaller than the one on our trucks.
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...01230-1830.jpg

thechad66 12-30-2010 08:53 PM

Re: turn signal question
 
Unfortunately this will not be plug 'n' play because there are two pins that are different on the top plug. The top pic is the Ranger switch and the bottom pic is the Taurus switch.
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...01230-1933.jpg
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/a...01230-1932.jpg
I'm going to re-pin the top connector & use the Taurus connector. Luckily, I grabbed a pigtail from the Taurus.

mpoertner 08-10-2011 10:31 AM

Re: turn signal question
 
Did you ever get this working?

I'm a big guy and I keep hitting the switch with my knee in my 2000 Ford Ranger. It's a standard cab and my seat is all the way back. This is the only thing so far that I hate about this truck.

Twin City Ranger 08-10-2011 10:39 AM

Re: turn signal question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ben10 (Post 221494)
i did a quick search with no luck finding my answers, so my question is this. i dont like how low my turn signal/windshield wiper switch is, i think it would look and feel better up higher, anyone doing anything with that? i feel like most cars have the arm that goes strait out instead of bending down... can anyone point me in the right direction, or am i gonna be doing a lot of custom fab work?

I don't get it either.
Make a left turn and I bump it with my leg.
Don't recall it being shaped that way on the '96 I owned.

Makes no sense at all to have it shaped the way it is.

(Didn't notice I was quoting such an old post.) :o


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