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Turn Signal Switch Wont Hold

The turn signal switch on my 76 wont hold when i push it down or up to turn on the signals, I have to hold it while im driving and this sucks, does anyone know how to fix these?
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The lobes on the assembly, not the stalk, wear out. You can take the stalk off the column with just a few screws, and then use a rat-tail file or a dremmel to deepen the dip on the assembly where the rollers attached to the stalk settle when you "set" it for turning. try posting in the w123 forum, since I am sure they would have pics. This is a common issue in older benzes, i did this in my w108 and a number of others over the years.

Just don't make too deep a valley for the roller or else it will be too hard for it to reset, so make baby steps when you grind the aluminum.

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