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Ok, it's not decoding the CANBUS, or putting in ecodes, but here's how the turn signal stalk is installed. I ordered mine from Tasca, 05-07 with trip computer is part #31268566. Mine has been wonky for years, it was finally driving me crazy enough to buy a new one. Probably shoulda' done this a long time ago, it's super easy to replace:

Under the steering column remove three torx 25:


Lift the top cover up and away (it doesn't come completely out), and push the bottom piece down a little to access two small Phillips head screws holding the stalk in place, one is on the top and one on the bottom, and take them out:


Pull the old stalk straight out, the connections are made by a series of "plug and play" pins:


Push the new stalk into place and screw in the two screws that secure it. The rubber grommet (also supplied with the new part) is keyed to go in one way, so look before you push it back into place:



Screw the torx screws back in and you're golden! Took maybe 15 minutes to do this.
 

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awesome write-up! I need to do this.
I was thinking of cleaning mine; does this seem like something that could be taken apart easily and cleaned instead of buying new?
 

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^It's super easy take the stalk out, I suppose you could try doing that and cleaning the pins off.
 

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^It's super easy take the stalk out, I suppose you could try doing that and cleaning the pins off.
Okay I'd like to confirm that there's no need to buy a new stalk. Simply take out the old one, unscrew thew board from it and clean the connections. There was a lot of build-up on my connections, that's why it didn't work properly.
I noticed that the "male sliders" created groves on the female receivers (you'll know what it means when you take yours apart) so I bent the male sliders sideways that way they're all sliding on new territory. With that and a good clean the stalk works as new.
 

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Tom and Bob - thanks! I know what I'm doing this weekend. My signal does not work about 5% of the time. If I wiggle it, it comes on no problem.
 

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Does cleaning the pins fix the erratic blinkers problem? That's the only thing wonky with my stalk - wiggle it and it fixes itself. The other controls on the stalk are ALWAYS PERFECT, only the blinkers are weird...
 

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Okay I'd like to confirm that there's no need to buy a new stalk.
Lol, Now you tell me...

Before I replaced it, mine was not turning on for right hand turns and the trip computer screen would come on virtually every time I engaged the stalk for either right or left turns. I didn't try to clean the old stalk first, the new one is working just fine though.
 

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awesome write-up! I need to do this.
I was thinking of cleaning mine; does this seem like something that could be taken apart easily and cleaned instead of buying new?
umm what would you clean..? i wish i still had one laying around but i dont..
I dont think there is much to take appart once removed maybe the contacts but i think the ssuse is in the click/lock mecanesim
 

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umm what would you clean..? i wish i still had one laying around but i dont..
I dont think there is much to take appart once removed maybe the contacts but i think the ssuse is in the click/lock mecanesim
I with I took pictures
Basically, if you take apart the below board (silver screw) you'll notice that there are sliders on the other side which are activated by the movement of the stalk. For some reason, the connections in my stalk had grease and dirt on them, which I cleaned off, and it essentially fixed the problem.
I dont think the click/lock mechanism has anything to do with it. The problem is not that the click/lock doesnt stay, but the problem is that once the stalk is clicked, nothing is happening, which indicates a poor electrical connection.

 

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I with I took pictures
Basically, if you take apart the below board (silver screw) you'll notice that there are sliders on the other side which are activated by the movement of the stalk. For some reason, the connections in my stalk had grease and dirt on them, which I cleaned off, and it essentially fixed the problem.
I dont think the click/lock mechanism has anything to do with it. The problem is not that the click/lock doesnt stay, but the problem is that once the stalk is clicked, nothing is happening, which indicates a poor electrical connection.

thats right it does click/lock just not WORK!
LOL i kinada forgot LOL
good job keep me posted. You see I like to sell labor over parts so if i can rebuild/clean adj then i will start to do that VS selling parts witch i hate. cuts into my my money!
 

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I still have the old one, maybe I can take a close-up of what's "beneath the board" and post it. Then clean it and sell it "like new" lol.
 

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Ok, here's what is behind the board after you remove the small screw holding it:
The lower arm moves for L/R signal selection, the upper one moves when you pull the stalk back for high beam. The contact points on the board are dielectric greasy.
 

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Ok, here's what is behind the board after you remove the small screw holding it:
The lower arm moves for L/R signal selection, the upper one moves when you pull the stalk back for high beam. The contact points on the board are dielectric greasy.
Nice!
Just hit the contacts with some fine sandpaper and it should clean them up
 

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I have a turn signal stalk waiting to go in my car, but it's still covered under warranty so I can't install it myself or I'd have to pay for it too. Now I'm stuck waiting for a tech to be free to install it, but I'll definitely keep this handy in case it ever dies again after the warranty runs out. Nice to know that it's not difficult.
 

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Thanks for the pics in this thread BlazinBob. I took tomedkaz's suggestion and cleaned the terminals reapplied the grease and shes working like a charm. This community rocks.
 

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Thanks for the pics in this thread BlazinBob. I took tomedkaz's suggestion and cleaned the terminals reapplied the grease and shes working like a charm. This community rocks.
Ditto that. The iffy signal stalk's been bothering me for months and I finally fixed this in minutes.
 

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For those experiencing the problem what exactly are the symptoms? I assume this problem effecst both the interior dash arrow lights AND the exterior turn signals from working, correct?
(I'm asking because I'm a religious signaler for highway lane changes yet a cop pulled me over saying I made three lane changes and didn't signal one of them)

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LTA - so am I. My assumption was if it isnt signalling on the dash - it wasnt at the exterior corners.

Unfortunately this problem is intemitant and on the freeway after making a change -its not like you can pull over and check to see if the indicators are working. You may signal once - it works, next time it wont then the third time it does. I couldnt replicate it at the dealer (final check before the warranty expired) either.

I seemed to have the bigest problem when I did the soft indicate (as in not fully on, but just trying to blink the indicators) rather than the indicator on and locked.

Also my indicator didnt like the left. Right was fine. Others have had the opposite. My interior light did not illuminate and their was no audible sound.
 

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For those experiencing the problem what exactly are the symptoms? I assume this problem effecst both the interior dash arrow lights AND the exterior turn signals from working, correct?
(I'm asking because I'm a religious signaler for highway lane changes yet a cop pulled me over saying I made three lane changes and didn't signal one of them)

LTA

For me, about 30% of the time my left signal (never the right) would either flicker very fast or not at all. I used to remedy it by pushing the stalk in/out a bit until the contacts hit.
 
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