Help with turn signal switch replacement! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 06-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
fd4007's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Help with turn signal switch replacement!

Hi all, I'm in the process of replacing the turn signal switch in my 89 Wrangler 4.2 auto and all's fine until I come to actually removing the old switch from the steering column. It seems I need to remove the cowl (plastic cylinder thing) from around the column but as the stalk for the auto shifter lever is there (and it seems like there's no method of removing it) I can't pull the old wires/connector through as it's all too tight a gap. If anyone's tackled this I'd be grateful for advice. Very frustrating. Cheers.
fd4007 is offline   Quote
Old 06-28-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
dinks95's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 20
We replaced the turn signal switch in our 95 Wrangler. If you're talking about the turn signal stalk, it really does just pull off. We overnighted some WD-40 on it and it popped right off. I looked at Chilton's manual for 87-08 Wrangler and it doesn't even acknowledge there is a shift lever on the column. Sorry.

dinks95 is offline   Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 08:47 AM   #3
Tyewilly's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 551
Turn the connector sideways and tape it to the wires, then it will pull through.
Tyewilly is offline   Quote
Old 06-29-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
fd4007's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Hi thanks for the responses. In the end I disconnected the wires from the connector then pulled it through but did as you said when fitting the new switch and taped the wires to the connector and that pulled through OK. Good to have done it but still no brake lights. Need to change the brake light switch next I guess.
fd4007 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weird Turn Signal glitch notdeankane JK General Discussion Forum 31 03-30-2012 12:28 PM
Left turn signal problems with lights on rs1390 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 06-14-2011 09:23 AM
Annoying turn signal... Darnell TJ Tech Forum 0 01-20-2011 06:23 PM
Turn signal flashes rapidly (Different Type Socket Installed) MattD TJ Tech Forum 8 12-02-2010 07:04 PM
Ugh Clicking Turn Signal! burton160w TJ Tech Forum 3 04-06-2010 05:53 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC