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post #1 of 10 Old 14th October 2007, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Turn signal won't turn off automatically

Weirdest thing just happen tonight.

All of sudden my turn signal won't turn off automatically after coming out of a turn.
What could be broken/malfunctioned ? I can hear the "click" soud on the steering wheel when you turning it, but the turn signal keep blinking..


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post #2 of 10 Old 14th October 2007, 03:42 PM
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Had the same problem with my old e39 528, but unfortunately I cracked the head soon after so I never figured out what it was.

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Tun signal mechanism is broken ... brobably a broken spring. Happened on one of my other cars years and years ago. I think it was on my 1980 320i and was a ***** to change, but I did it myself.

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Tun signal mechanism is broken ... brobably a broken spring. Happened on one of my other cars years and years ago. I think it was on my 1980 320i and was a ***** to change, but I did it myself.

And where is this spring located? I am going to try to look it up at realoem but at this point I am still not sure, where to look.

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And where is this spring located? I am going to try to look it up at realoem but at this point I am still not sure, where to look.

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As I recall, and this was a long time ago, you will have to replace the entire turn signal mechanism (the two "little (as in really small)" levers that return the mechanism to the neutral position were badly worn as well) ... I just realized, my Dad's 1967 Porsche had the same problem ... and, they replaced the turn signal mechanism on his car. I remember in his case, the original turn signal mechanisms were no longer available, so he got an updated one, and it was different (visually, not internally) from the original one.

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The slip ring could be worn/broken.

I replaced mine due to the steering wheel buttons failing and the auto cancel is definitely more positive now.

Easy enough to replace - if you are familiar with removing the steering wheel.

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The slip ring could be worn/broken.

I replaced mine due to the steering wheel buttons failing and the auto cancel is definitely more positive now.

Easy enough to replace - if you are familiar with removing the steering wheel.

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Richie,

Do you have the part number of this part in question. I have taken on a few steering wheels in the past, so I am comfortable with this DIY

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Sorry - should have posted that

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It cost me something like €100 to €150, can't really remember.

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Sorry - should have posted that

61318379091

It cost me something like €100 to €150, can't really remember.

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Thank you sir

And wow, aren't they pricey for something that's so simple such as turn signal


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Thank you sir

And wow, aren't they pricey for something that's so simple such as turn signal


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You're welcome - I just hope that it is what you need!!

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