Replacing the Mustang Turn Signal Switch...Again

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Replacing the Mustang Turn Signal Switch...Again

Post #1 by ags290 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 pm

I am about to replace the turn signal switch in our early 1965 Mustang for the third time. The car was originally equipped with a generator so it is the same part number as the 62-64 Falcon, C30Z-13341-B. All three have been replaced for different reasons: The first was for a broken cancelling cam, the second was for no left rear signal lights and this one will be for the horn brush holder shearing off. I checked the steering wheel and both of the contact rings are centered on the opening for the steering shaft so I'm not sure what happened. I have used both the Scott Drake switch and the Daniel Carpenter ones with limited success. I know from the other forums that the new replacement switches are junk but this will be the third switch in three and a half years.

There is a Ford NOS switch currently listed on e-bay for $80.00. Were the Ford replacement switches any better or should I just buy another reproduction one for $50.00? Does anyone have a reproduction one that they would recommend over Drake or Carpenter?

Thanks,

Kevin
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Re: Replacing the Mustang Turn Signal Switch...Again

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:52 am

:hmmm: yes the Ford NOS switch would be the best. Good luck :nod:
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Re: Replacing the Mustang Turn Signal Switch...Again

Post #3 by ags290 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:21 pm

Thanks Bubba! It is now mine.
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Re: Replacing the Mustang Turn Signal Switch...Again

Post #4 by super4ord » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:29 pm

On any of the old Fords I have worked on restoring, including the current 1980 Mustang, it is worth the extra money to replace the electrical parts with NOS Ford parts. I know they normally cost a good bit more, but the original Ford quality and design are usually superior to after market replacements. This has been my experience.

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