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Old 10-08-2004, 04:16 AM
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Help finding parts

A friend has a 1972 caddy, can"t find a turn-signal/dimmer switch anyone know where I could find this switch? the car is a 72 eldo with tilt/tele wheel.


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Old 10-08-2004, 04:43 AM
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shop the junk yards

or maybe NAPA...I have had good luck with them on many GM parts.


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Old 10-08-2004, 08:59 AM
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I find a lot of items on http://www.ebaymotors.com In the search thing, just enter "72 cad*". There doesn't seem to be any turn signal/dimmer switches up for auction now, but persistence pays off and eventually someone will have one.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:42 AM
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You might want to see if the switch interchanges with Chevy or other GM models.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:51 PM
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Switch

[size=3]Doc here

The "HELP" tree at your local auto~superstore will have that switch assembly, In generic form, that will replace the old one.

Depending on the switch, it will cost between $19 and $79 bucks.

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Arapahoe Auto Salvage in Englewood, Colorado is a big Caddy-only junkyard. Might be worth a call to them.
I will second eBay. I been finding almost everything I need there. May take a couple of weeks or months but almost everything in the world seems to pop up there sooner or later.
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Caution about EBAY

[size=3]Doc here

EBAY is a good source, provided you don't get overbid or pushed into a bid war ending up paying more than the item is actually worth, Cuz you need it!

Just a word of caution though, I bought a LOT of NOS Vette parts on EBAY and went about 2 for 1 on stuff actually showing up on my doorstep after paying for it (even with seller's moderate "good feedback")

So, Check the feedback before you buy! And Don't bid from Screen name "Melmyra" nothing she ever sent ever showed up! I even Checked With her local postmaster (small town, She , the PM knew everybody, said items was never sent.) Melmyra Said "Lost in the mail" PM said , "It was never sent"...

Other than that, EBAY was pretty good, but I now only use it as a last resort! And stick to "Company's or those that look like one" other than individual sellers if you Can.

Just my opinion, But then again, I don't like buying mail order either!...

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Thanks everyone, I guess I will just wire an aftermarket turn in put the dimmer on the floor like the old days
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