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#1455007 Mon Jun 13 2022 12:37 PM
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I have just purchased one of the old self cancelling blinker controls that has the rubber wheel. I would like to know how well they work. I am going to use it even if that part doesn't work for me because it is such a cool looking old part.

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I have one of those, but I haven't tried to make it work. They depend on good traction between the rubber wheel and the steering wheel hub. Likely the rubber has turned rock hard and won't get good traction. If you can find some way to freshen up the rubber it should work. Maybe a large fat o-ring to replace the "tire" on the wheel.


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I remember more of them not working then working even when they were new. It was probably more of a sales premotion then anything else.
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I'm just installing one on a Willys truck. They are Sparton. They adjust in and out, and of course you slide the unit up and down the column to get just the right contact with wheel hub. They work nice. Had a hard time finding a 6/7 wire. Most are 4.





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I have used them through the years & they work pretty slick. It seems they cancel too quick with just a small movement of the steering wheel.

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No sense messing with an outdated design. If 12v do a search for self cancelling ELECTRONIC turn signal. About $70 0n Amazon and ebay or ten bucks off a junked Kawasaki motor cycle. We make up a stem to mount on column in normal position or you can use a right and left momentary switch button (like a motorcycle).


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I've looked at the Signal Dynamics style units before and having to rig up buttons. Even for me, who is not exactly a purest, that is way too far off and funky for an old truck. I would rather try to remember to place lever back to middle or use the wheel type. When you are driving an old truck you tend to remember it.





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I had used one I installed on a 50 1/2 ton. I didn't expect it to work but surprisingly it did.
I recall the rubber wheel needs to be uniform (no worn spots) and flexible.
I had more trouble with the old switch lubricant that had dried up.


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I did have a hard time finding one with the wheel and 7 wires. The one that I bought is an old Allstate one. It is really cool looking. It has the Allstate logo over an outline of the United States.

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Originally Posted by truckernix
I did have a hard time finding one with the wheel and 7 wires. The one that I bought is an old Allstate one. It is really cool looking. It has the Allstate logo over an outline of the United States.

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