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Old 03-16-2019, 12:11 PM
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Need help with High beam area of steering column

I was searching for the problem with my high beams not working. I pulled apart the area around the steering column tilt lever. There was a plastic trigger looking piece with a broke off tab.. I found the part number and ordered a new one. I found that the metal bar that goes to the high beam switch isn't reaching the switch. But is there any video or tutorial about how all of this including the column area is supposed to go together the right way? Thanks guys.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:22 PM
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Re: Need help with High beam area of steering column

Start with this basic diagram:




If the dimmer switch actuator rod is still in place (through the upper column segment) and is simply too short, the dimmer switch itself (at the lower end of the steering column tube) can be loosened and moved upward slightly to adjust this length. In the worst case, the curved section of the actuator rod can be bent slightly rearward to adjust the length.
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Good info, Vader!!!
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Thanks Vader! The dimmer switch rod isn't reaching the switch.. there also isn't a click when I try to flick on high beams it just sort of pulls back without resistance
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Thanks Vader! The dimmer switch rod isn't reaching the switch.. there also isn't a click when I try to flick on high beams it just sort of pulls back without resistance
Does the rod move when you pull back on the turn signal lever? Mine has the same feel, no resistance when I pull back. If your rod moves with the lever you should be able to just adjust it as Vader points out, If the rod does not move it may not be attached to the turn signal switch. Your switch itself may not be springing back fully and therefore not putting tension on the rod. I think this is the reason for the adjustment With that said your switch may need replacing if it does not spring back far enough. Try to manually work the bright switch with your finger.
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Rod doesn't move at all like it's not connected to the turn signal , I'll try to move the switch with my finger today but I need to see how to hook up the rod to the turn signal any video showing how?
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For a tilt wheel application, the plastic plunger at the end of the turn signal lever simply pushes against the rounded shoe created by the bend/arc in the actuator rod (Item 69). The turn signal switch may have suffered "plastic fatigue" and has broken, or the rod may have been bent,

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