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Talking W210 - loose turn signal fix

I thought I saw a post on this but couldn't find it ... so here it is ...
what you'll need
T30 Torx driver (about 3" long)
10 mm allan wrench
Blue Lock tight (optional)

MAKE SURE YOUR STEERING WHEEL AND WHEES ARE STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Step 1 - see photo
Insert the T30 driver through the holes in the back of the steering wheel to remove the air bag ... I did not disconnect my battery but you might want to.


Step 2
Remove the 10 mm alan bolt (sorry no picture)

Step 3 - see photo
Note the position of the steering wheel and remove it

Step 4 - see photo
Remove the 2 philips screws. Remove the black part (do not open this ribon cable holder ... it will never be the same

Step 5 - see photo
Remove the 3 philips screws that hold on the mulit-switch. The big phillips screw shown in the background is your problem. Remove the multi switch

Step 6 - see photo
I removed the bolt shown and added a bit of blue lock tight ... once you tighten this you're turn signal/cc wont move when you activate them
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Thanks for the info.. I'll try it tomorrow... I'm new to this forum, and am trying to replace the turn signal assembly. I'm guessing on a fix to a short causing the #11 fuse under the hood to blow. The result is no turn signals so I'm hoping this is the problem.
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What does the writing on the back side of your turn signal lever say? Kind of a weird place to have writing...
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What does the writing on the back side of your turn signal lever say? Kind of a weird place to have writing...
I can't make it out from the photo either, but it's too dark outside now for me to look at mine for comparison.

Thanks to durado for posting the DIY!

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Thanks for the info.. I'll try it tomorrow... I'm new to this forum, and am trying to replace the turn signal assembly. I'm guessing on a fix to a short causing the #11 fuse under the hood to blow. The result is no turn signals so I'm hoping this is the problem.
A broken clock-spring could indeed cause an intermittent short, let us know what you find.

Nice post, durado.

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What does the writing on the back side of your turn signal lever say? Kind of a weird place to have writing...
Those are the pictograms that indicate the various functions of the lever - push for washer, turn for wiper, etc. But is on the wrong side - should be pointing to the driver. Unless he has turned it while working on the car.
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Those are the pictograms that indicate the various functions of the lever - push for washer, turn for wiper, etc. But is on the wrong side - should be pointing to the driver. Unless he has turned it while working on the car.
Nope - I just realized that you can click the image to bring it full size - it states DOT (Dept of Transportation) and some other codes. Weird - I need to check mine and see if it's there.

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Now look what you started - I had to go and see if mine had it as well. No text on mine.
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Mine neither. Wonder if it was replaced at some point.....
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Mine has some text on the same side, but even with a flashlight and magnifying glass I could not make it out.

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