Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Turn Signal/Combination Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Design and operation features of a typical combination switch



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Fig. Fig. 2 To remove the combination switch, remove the screws holding the column cover halves



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Fig. Fig. 3 When detached, remove the lower cover-note the trim ring also removed (arrow)



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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the upper column cover



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the switch retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 6 Disconnect the electrical harness plug, then remove the switch

On some models, the turn signal switch is part of a combination switch. The whole unit is removed together.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  3. Remove the steering wheel as previously outlined. Observe the caution on the collapsible steering column.
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  5. Remove the steering column covers.
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  7. Remove the switch retaining screws.
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  9. Disconnect the electrical plugs from the switch, then remove the switch.
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On some vehicles the control (lighting, wiper and washer, hazzard and cruise control set) switches can be replaced without removing the combination base.

To install:

  1. Install the switch in the proper position. Many models have turn signal switches that have a tab which must fit into a hole in the steering shaft in order for the system to return the switch to the neutral position after the turn has been made. Be sure to align the tab and the hole when installing.
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  3. Install the steering column covers and steering wheel.
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  5. Reconnect the battery cable. Turn key to the ON position and check system for proper operation. Make sure that the turn signals will cancel after the vehicle has made a turn.
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On many models, the individual stalk assemblies can be removed without removing the combination switch base assembly. Simply disconnect the electrical lead and remove the 2 stalk-to-base mounting screws.

 
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