Ford Pick-Ups/Bronco 1976-1986 Repair Guide

Turn Signal Switch


  1. Disconnect the horn and turn signal wires at the connectors located behind the instrument panel. Remove the steering column wires and terminals from the connectors by inserting a small screwdriver or similar tool in the opposite end from which the wire is inserted and depress the tang on the wire. The wire can then be removed from the connector.

Be sure to record the color code and location of each wire before removing it from the connector plug. Tape a pull-through wire or cord to one of the wire ends.

  1. Remove the steering wheel.
  3. Turn the signal switch lever counterclockwise to remove it. Remove the screws and retainer which hold the turn signal switch and wire assembly to the steering column, and pull the assembly from the column. Disconnect the pull-through wire or cord from the end of the wire to which it was taped.

To install the switch:
  1. Tape the loose ends of the new turn signal switch wires to the pull-through wire or cord. Carefully pull the wires through the steering column, while guiding the turn signal switch into position. Install the switch retainer screws.
  3. Assemble the rest of the steering column in the reverse order of disassembly.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  5. Remove the turn signal lever by unscrewing it from the steering column.
  7. Disconnect the turn signal indicator switch wiring connector plug by lifting up the tabs on the side of the plug and pulling it apart.
  9. Remove the switch assembly attaching screws.
  11. On trucks with a fixed column, lift the switch out of the column and guide the connector plug through the opening in the shift socket.
  13. On trucks with a tilt column, remove the connector plug before removing the switch from the column. The shift socket opening is not large enough for the plug connector to pass through.
  15. Install the turn signal switch in the reverse order of removal. Check turn signal switch for proper operation.