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Signal switch assy
#1412466 Thu Jun 03 2021 11:52 AM
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Hey all, does anybody out there know if there is a good source for an OE style blinker switch assy? I've been looking around and have had no luck with the findings old style or.... period period correct.

Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412474 Thu Jun 03 2021 12:28 PM
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Do a search for “vintage turn signal switch” on eBay and you will get both new and old, period correct switches for your ‘53. To my knowledge, the GM didn’t make them back then.


Phil

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Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412475 Thu Jun 03 2021 12:39 PM
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Look for a Guide 6004 turn signal switch. They were mounted to the steering column.

Re: Signal switch assy
Phak1 #1412478 Thu Jun 03 2021 01:02 PM
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Thanks Phak1, I'll give that a try.

Re: Signal switch assy
fonz8261 #1412479 Thu Jun 03 2021 01:06 PM
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Thank you as well fonz, that's a couple things to search out that I didn't have before. Definately a great community to be a part of.

Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412543 Thu Jun 03 2021 07:45 PM
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Something you might try. The turn signal switch assembly for a 53-54 car is the same as used on 55-59 TF trucks. I think there is a good possibility it could be adapted to your 53 truck as well.
Fred


1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes
1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe/Red/355/TH350/PS/Disc Brakes
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Re: Signal switch assy
rfs56trk #1412607 Fri Jun 04 2021 10:23 AM
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Thanks rfs56trk, I'll look into that, my '53 3/4 ton truck just had the wires hanging and no switch. when I pulled it out of it's grave.

Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412633 Fri Jun 04 2021 03:08 PM
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The Truck Shop catalog shows a 54-56 switch and a 57-59 switch. Brothers has them also. The only difference would be the angle of the lever for the flat vs the dished wheel. You should be able to use the cancelling plate as well.
Fred


1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes
1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe/Red/355/TH350/PS/Disc Brakes
2017 Silverado LT Single Cab SB/Black/5.3/6 Speed Trans
1947 Willys CJ2A w/F-Head engine
Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412690 Fri Jun 04 2021 09:30 PM
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The ‘54 has a different steering wheel than the ‘53 and there was no option for signal lights in ‘53. I don’t know for sure but I think you would have to change the steering column to adapt the 54-55 signal switch.


Phil

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Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412710 Sat Jun 05 2021 12:15 AM
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As said, there is no OE for trucks, but there is period correct. In 1953 cars, a "Factory optional Accessory" turn signal was available. Made by "Guide". Self cancelling. It was an integral unit blended into the steering wheel. Maybe one of those 1953 car units would work for a truck?...or from a 54 truck as Phil suggested.

The period correct column mount unit of choice for trucks would have been a Guide brand. Owned by GM. Self cancelling. Available at dealers. Accessory shops.

Several other brands were available elsewhere.

The guide unit would be similar to this.

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Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412745 Sat Jun 05 2021 04:09 AM
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that's good stuff, In that case I think I will keep on digging and see what feels right

Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412749 Sat Jun 05 2021 05:48 AM
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Follow these links to several pictures of a NOS 6004 kit, where part numbers are visible you can cross the applicable years.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/8129416019/in/album-72157631868452754/

Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412751 Sat Jun 05 2021 10:12 AM
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I use electronic self cancelling turn signal switches from a Kawasaki motorcycle for $20 or you can buy an after market kit for $100. One of my cars has a right and left momentary button and the other has a return to center toggle switch on a column mounted stalk. A quick push and the signal blinks 11 times then shuts off. A one second push and it blinks 21 times and cancels. Impossible to forget signal is on. On the right-left button one if you push both buttons you have 4 way flashers till you manually cancel. They were used on motorcycles because you can't hear the clicking over the motor and can't see the indicator light(s) in bright sun light.

Last edited by coilover; Sat Jun 05 2021 10:13 AM.

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Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1412904 Sun Jun 06 2021 09:38 PM
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This is the restored Guide 6004 turn signal switch that I have in my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton truck.

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Re: Signal switch assy
53&Me #1413088 Tue Jun 08 2021 01:02 PM
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53 and me Found a 7 wire guige at the junkyard.got a wiring diagram internet,wired it all-up crazy as could be !! Shot it with tuner cleaner worked fine after that. 7 wire interlocks your stop lights with turn signals,takes only 3 wires to the rear of the truck. Try e-bay, get tuner cleaner amazon or electronic repair like frey.

Re: Signal switch assy
fonz8261 #1414094 Wed Jun 16 2021 06:38 PM
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That's great! I'll look for one of those, thanks for the pictures

Re: Signal switch assy
fixite7 #1414095 Wed Jun 16 2021 06:40 PM
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I'm gonna look for that tuner cleaner, thanks for the info fixite7

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