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Combination switch needed -- '81 Brat


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#1 bendecker

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

As in the turn signal/hazard switch from behind the steering wheel. Anyone have one?

 

I was fixing the problem with my turn signals not turning off after a turn and the hazard switch (which had been cracked years ago) completely fell apart and is a goner. I can likely rig something up, but if anyone has a combination switch for a 1981 Brat, please let me know. Thanks.

 

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#2 bendecker

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

Just talked with a buddy that has parts from a '78. If the broken piece from the '78 fits into the '81 switch, I may be good to go. Will find out this week (hoping...!)



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:01 AM

Pretty sure it's the same. Good luck.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:25 AM

IMG 8226 edited 1

 

This is the part. The knob and screw are fine. It's the larger piece that slides in and out to turn on/off the hazards that had broken.


Edited by bendecker, 24 March 2014 - 09:27 AM.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:16 PM

Score on the piece. In case it helps anyone, the '78 combination switch is a direct, drop-in replacement into the '81. So, I'd bet good money that any Gen 1 can be swapped for any other Gen 1.

 

The reason this was not readily apparent to me was that the turn signal knob in the '81 looks very different from earlier years, so I assumed that the switch functioned differently -- perhaps more features, an extra step or something else. Not so.... The differences are merely cosmetic and only on the knob.

 

In short, rare part broken, rare part found. I'm back in business.


Edited by bendecker, 26 March 2014 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:13 AM

But I do think there are differences from Stage I '72-'77 and Stage II 77-79

Glad that worked out for you.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

In RHD markets like Australia the combination switch was the same for all years '73 to '81. Very early Stage I models had a separate, dashboard mounted switch for the windscreen wipers, thus they did not actually have a 'combination switch'. The only real difference is the steering column plastic shroud for 4wd wagons (with the holes) for the rear wash/wipe switch.






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