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On 05/30/97 17:18:47 you wrote: > >Hi! Just found out from Bill and Steve's that the turn signal assembly assembly for my '71 Fastback >is a one-year-only design. They do not have any in stock. > >Rocky Mountain Works only lists turn signal assemblies for all model-year Type-IIIs except for my >1971. > >Keith, I would like to buy one off you if it is off a '71 model. > >Hey guys and gals, if you see a nut driving a T-III sticking his hands farntically out the driver >window in Seattle, that's me! I'm desparate and need any help I can to replace my broken turn >signal lever. > >Well, it's off to the junkyards tomorrow in the Seattle rain...and Keith....I'm also keeping my >fingers crossed that you have one for sale! > >Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks! > > I also have a '71, the switch internals ARE repairable using parts from other years and models. Depends on what's really gone wrong with it. If the lever's broken off, you might have a time of it. On mine, a small nylon piece gave up the ghost last winter during a really cold spell, I was able to repair it using a couple of parts from a scrap bug assembly, year unknown, that I got off the floor of a wreck in the wrecking yard. I've not done a comprehensive study of it, but it seems to me that the mechanicals should be fairly close(molds and jigs are expensive after all) from year to year, just connection style and wiring vary. The piece that broke was a little slider, one of a pair, that centers the lever after a corner. Lost the little "W" spring too. Was able to rebuild it in about 10 mins. at work in the parking lot. If it's totally trashed like mine when I got the car, you may be SOL unless you can find a wreck that's not been robbed. By grafting pieces, you might! ! be able to get the old one oper ating again.