Engine Blinker won't shut off.

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Are you referring to the blinker wiper lever assembly? That's what I'm thinking is part of the problem. At least as to why the blinker won't shut off once I straighten the steering wheel.
no, if you remove the steering wheel (take proper precaution of the blankety blank government mandated airbag) there is a trip lever and plastic semi-circular piece that will toggle the lever to return to neutral position ... as the blinker returns to normal in one direction and not the other, if you check it out you'll find it broken and bob's your uncle ...
 
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no, if you remove the steering wheel (take proper precaution of the blankety blank government mandated airbag) there is a trip lever and plastic semi-circular piece that will toggle the lever to return to neutral position ... as the blinker returns to normal in one direction and not the other, if you check it out you'll find it broken and bob's your uncle ...
it may be integral to your model ... I have never removed a '90 steering wheel ... this is how things worked before the government made everything safer and much more involved and costly ... either way you will end up removing the steering wheel
there are probably multi videos on the you tube ...
 

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no, if you remove the steering wheel (take proper precaution of the blankety blank government mandated airbag) there is a trip lever and plastic semi-circular piece that will toggle the lever to return to neutral position ... as the blinker returns to normal in one direction and not the other, if you check it out you'll find it broken and bob's your uncle ...
it may be integral to your model ... I have never removed a '90 steering wheel ... this is how things worked before the government made everything safer and much more involved and costly ... either way you will end up removing the steering wheel
there are probably multi videos on the you tube ...
Interesting I removed my 90 coupe steering wheel and replaced. I never seen that piece you are referring to. It's just the cruise control and horn button connections.
 

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these problems occur when a guy in his late 60's tries to aid in repairs with limited knowledge in the late model world
GUILTY of thinking that the new improved better way(s) might be similar to old fashion ways
I almost blacked out last weekend viewing the washer/wiper wiring diagram for my 05 ranger ...
 

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Who da hell is bob?
What about Bob? He’s your uncle.
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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Ok, I dug out a column, since I have a few for parts, and a multi function switch cause I was curious how the turn switch worked, three parts to cancel the turn switch, at an opening on the tube the steering shaft has a wheel with nubs, the multi function switch has 2 pieces, one moves with the lever, the other is suspended with two small springs, when the lever is moved and the wheel turned the sprung piece is not effected by the turning wheel until it spins the opposite direction, the piece on the steering shaft then pushes on the sprung piece releasing the lever to pop back to center, I would suspect replacing the multifunction switch will fix this problem.
Older cars have a turn switch with two big arms and the steering shaft below the steering wheel had a C shaped collar with a pole that hit the arm when the wheel was turned back and contacted the arm effectively returning the lever to center, simple, effective, and it worked just fine, the 'multi function ' switch made it much more complicated but it still worked effectively.
Again, I think all you need to do is replace the multifunction switch.
Best guess when not hands on.
 
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Ok, I dug out a column, since I have a few for parts, and a multi function switch cause I was curious how the turn switch worked, three parts to cancel the turn switch, at an opening on the tube the steering shaft has a wheel with nubs, the multi function switch has 2 pieces, one moves with the lever, the other is suspended with two small springs, when the lever is moved and the wheel turned the sprung piece is not effected by the turning wheel until it spins the opposite direction, the piece on the steering shaft then pushes on the sprung piece releasing the lever to pop back to center, I would suspect replacing the multifunction switch will fix this problem.
Older cars have a turn switch with two big arms and the steering shaft below the steering wheel had a C shaped collar with a pole that hit the arm when the wheel was turned back and contacted the arm effectively returning the lever to center, simple, effective, and it worked just fine, the 'multi function ' switch made it much more complicated but it still worked effectively.
Again, I think all you need to do is replace the multifunction switch.
Best guess when not hands on.
I appreciate you checking that out. I did order a new switch from LMR. I believe I had this same issue 20 years ago and replaced the switch.
 
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I appreciate you checking that out. I did order a new switch from LMR. I believe I had this same issue 20 years ago and replaced the switch.
yeah ... never listen to those old guys, they're probably senile
I know I am and thanks to the General for setting us all straight ... I did go to rock auto and view parts and saw that I was way off
I may still be in shock after troubleshooting my wiper/washer problem ... it was so overly complicated I had to come out of retirement
to diagnose and fix it
 
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