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Old 01-02-2013, 09:58 PM
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Brian, Brian, Brian. You and I are on the same wave length. We all feel your pain. There is nothing any of us can do to help correct this particular problem without sitting in the driver's seat of this car and seeing what the OP is seeing. I think the problem is being able to completely describe what the problem is. It's like going to the doctor and saying "I don't feel well".

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Brian, Brian, Brian. You and I are on the same wave length. We all feel your pain. There is nothing any of us can do to help correct this particular problem without sitting in the driver's seat of this car and seeing what the OP is seeing. I think the problem is being able to completely describe what the problem is. It's like going to the doctor and saying "I don't feel well".
Let me clarify, the column appears to be in straight and tight, it just seems that the portion where the blinker assembly is in is rotated about 15-30 degrees from where it is supposed to be..I do not know if it is the correct column for the car, it was in there when I got it, but Im not sure of which column would have the blinker arm pointing down at the 7 o'clock position..
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Can you look under the dash to see if the mounting bracket is engaging both sets of threaded holes in the column (green arrows), or if just one set of holes is being used?

If the column were rotated CCW enough so that the two red arrowed holes were being used instead of the correct holes, the turn signal stalk would be about where yours is now, give or take. Possibility the bracket is shimmed on the left side I suppose. Now why this would have been done is anyone's guess. I suspect the answer is something simpler.

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Can you look under the dash to see if the mounting bracket is engaging both sets of threaded holes in the column (green arrows), or if just one set of holes is being used?

If the column were rotated CCW enough so that the two red arrowed holes were being used instead of the correct holes, the turn signal stalk would be about where yours is now, give or take. Possibility the bracket is shimmed on the left side I suppose. Now why this would have been done is anyone's guess. I suspect the answer is something simpler.

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This makes more sense to me..I will check on this and see if this is the case, but right now I pulled a muscle in my neck and cant get under there now..
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Can you look under the dash to see if the mounting bracket is engaging both sets of threaded holes in the column (green arrows), or if just one set of holes is being used?

If the column were rotated CCW enough so that the two red arrowed holes were being used instead of the correct holes, the turn signal stalk would be about where yours is now, give or take. Possibility the bracket is shimmed on the left side I suppose. Now why this would have been done is anyone's guess. I suspect the answer is something simpler.

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Perfect explanation and with graphics too.

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Can you look under the dash to see if the mounting bracket is engaging both sets of threaded holes in the column (green arrows), or if just one set of holes is being used?

If the column were rotated CCW enough so that the two red arrowed holes were being used instead of the correct holes, the turn signal stalk would be about where yours is now, give or take. Possibility the bracket is shimmed on the left side I suppose. Now why this would have been done is anyone's guess. I suspect the answer is something simpler.

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I used my cell phone camera to take a picture of this part and clearly the bolts and column are mounted in the correct position. Leaving only one explanation that the housing where the blinker control is housed is improperly clocked..
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I'd have sworn you couldn't get the column back together clocked wrong. Live and learn I guess. Do yourself a favor and buy or borrow a steering wheel puller, and the tool to compress the plate under the wheel to remove the C-clip.
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I'd have sworn you couldn't get the column back together clocked wrong. Live and learn I guess. Do yourself a favor and buy or borrow a steering wheel puller, and the tool to compress the plate under the wheel to remove the C-clip.
I have those tools, just need to get off my rear and do it..I cant think of any other explanation at this point as to why the opening for the blinker arm would be in the 7 o'clock position...
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If my memory serves me, where the column meets the dash bracket you will fine a indexing slot in the column and a tang on the bracket. I've seen the tang flatened before so the column could be drawn up and not indexed.
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I have corrected the issue. Apparently there is some type of locking bracket behind the housing where the blinker switch is located. This bracket slides on and then twists locking it in that position then you fully tighten the screws on the blinker switch holding it in place.

On my column someone had disassembled it at one point and must have tightened the blinker switch all the way down prior to twisting and it was stuck in the position I shown in the pictures.

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Right on, you are the man!

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Well I'll be. Who knew (besides Brian, that is)? I've had multiple columns apart through the years and did not know it could be reassembled like that. Learned something new, and that's a good thing.
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This is from a Chevelle site, I believe they are the same.

Issues removing '68 turn signal switch - Chevelle Tech The sister site to Team Chevelle, Team Camaro is very good and you can probably find the answer there. Team Camaro Technical Question & Answer Forum - Camaros.net

This picture is the closest to the issue I had. This portion slides on a certain way to the rest of the column then twists from 7 o'clock to 9 o'clock locking it in. Mine did not have the springs shown on the bolts however.
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