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Old 10-11-2011, 06:13 PM
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identify GM column

HELP!!! i have 41 Plymouth coupe with a GM tilt column, floor shift, key in column, dimmer& sigs on same lever, covered by plastic"box" that screws into column. Sigs& dimmers broken, so I need a new one or akit ti fix it, but don't know what year it came from. any ideas??

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HELP!!! i have 41 Plymouth coupe with a GM tilt column, floor shift, key in column, dimmer& sigs on same lever, covered by plastic"box" that screws into column. Sigs& dimmers broken, so I need a new one or akit ti fix it, but don't know what year it came from. any ideas??
Sounds like early '80's to me, possibly late 70's. My '80 Malibu has the plastic "box" w/dimmer and TS, not tilt, though.
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thanks, I'll go to local GM dealer. young guys there don't ols stuff!!
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Frank, I see you posted this once before and didn't get any responses, this is a tough question. Your best bet is to pull the wheel, you'll get to some white plastic pieces and what not. Look on the net to find a breakdown of what your going to see inside. Take it apart you'll probably fine some of those white pieces broken. Try Chevy steering columns in the 60's and 70's on the net. You may need to rent a puller and a compressing clamp, try Napa or other parts stores that rent tools or ask your buddies. Take your pieces to a Chevy dealer and be nice and ask them when they get time if they would try to match the pieces. I'm sorry this is all jumbled up but I hope you can get something out of it. Good luck.
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41 pu, thanks, I've had the wheel off several time, replaced all the platic parts. There is a small spring clip that is broken that the sig/dimmer lever goes thru.
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thanks, I'll go to local GM dealer. young guys there don't ols stuff!!
Get one of them to swing the monitor around so you can point the piece out to them. Then cross your fingers that it will be in stock! lol Nowadays going to the junk yard to find a piece like that is hard- not many cars from that era left anymore.
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Good Idea, Just about time to put the play thing away for hibernation. Gota list of todo's for the winter... don't we all???
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a picture would be helpful.

Tilt-wheel didn't come along until 70?
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that narrows it down a bunch, thanks. How do i go about putting pics on this site??
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another thing...no cruise, no wiper in column. Narrow it down a bit more???
Thanks, everyone!!!
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another thing...no cruise, no wiper in column. Narrow it down a bit more???
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Except for tilt, that's the same as my '80 G-body.
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