Lane change turn directional upgrade?

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  1. Deke

    Deke New Member

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    Years ago I remember a tech article in some magazine about replacing the turn signal cam in the steering column to allow for the "lane change" feature without having to "click" it fully left or right turn.

    Is this feasible, or was I just remembering wrong?
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I remember a similar article, but I don't think anything ever came of it.

    Dave
     
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    Would be nice to keep from wearing out the stock cam, though. I think the article was from the late 70s or early 80s. Maybe someone with a better memory than me knows?
     
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    The whole deal was allegedly something that John DeLorean came up with while he was at Pontiac in the middle '60s. Filing down the two bumps on the cancelling cam, the book said. Not sure if there might have been some related engineering change to the turn signal itself, later on? Like a longer "ramp" to the notch that would hold the lever in place before the cancelling function would be operative?

    Just some thoughts,
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    HWYCRZR Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    My replacement cam for my ‘68, I got at the dealership in 2006 kind of allows lane change function. If I pull it towards the cam the turn signals will come on. Not quite like modern turn signal changes. But allows for momentary signal. If I hold it over it will stay for a little while. Cam lock also works wheel turn pops it back to off.
     
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  6. 3C's & a D?

    3C's & a D? Senior Member

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    You should be able to activate the turn signal without fully clicking it. You have to keep your hand on it, however if you only want to signal two or three flashes, simply start to engage turn signal, but never fully click, should flash as long as you hold it. Takes a steady hand while driving.
     
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    ceebuddy Well-Known Member

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    Not 100 % sure, but I think this feature was introduced on all C-Bodies in 1969 or 1970. At least it's explicitly mentioned in the 1970 Chrysler Data Book. Just as 3C's & a D? said, you just slightly move the lever and the turn signals are activated as long as you keep the lever in that position.
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    Mine must e worn a bit that allows me to comfortably lock the signal and then return it but only do that on a warm sunny day.
    I don't feel like replacing an entire cam unit having forced it back to neutral ...
     
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    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    I wouldn't be filing anything if it was mine. Just put up with it. One wrong move with the file and your screwed, the damn thing will never stay engaged, ala the '67 Imperial's. Good luck finding a replacement for those. eh Matt? @detmatt
     
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    If I remember, it was a replacement cam for a car that had that feature.
    Well, I have to re-learn "old school" stuff. like starting an engine with a carb and not flooding it!
     
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