Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

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Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:47 pm

I have successfully converted the Europe turn-signal switch to a turn signal switch to a switch with cruise control.

Here's some pictures & comment of what I did.
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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:49 pm

First it took apart the broken switch with cruise cause I needed the pin with the tab.

Note. You will have to drill out the rivits carefully.There are 2 other pins that each have tabs which can be used to make the same pin/tab combo. So 1 broken cruise switch can be used to modify 3 euro's.
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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 pm

You will have to remove the wire with a solder gun. Carefully use a Dremel to cut the bent metal piece out of the way in the channel the wire will follow up to & to also make a indentation so the tab will be flush with the plastic.
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L - Betsy"
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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:54 pm

The solder wire to tab, carefully press pin in place while guiding the wire in the channel.
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L - Betsy"
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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:54 pm

Waalaa! It works. The hazard switch is shorter, but that works.
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1988 Merkur XR4Ti - Raven [Daughter's XR]
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L - Betsy"
1998 Volvo S70 T5 - Winter Beater
1968 Dodge Charger 383

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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by itking » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:56 pm

I just have to put a "SET/RES" decal over the printed on horn decal.
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1989 Merkur XR4Ti - Magenta [My XR]
1988 Merkur XR4Ti - Bunny [Wife's XR]
1988 Merkur XR4Ti - Raven [Daughter's XR]
1985 Merkur XR4Ti - Wombat [Youngest Son's XR]
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L - Betsy"
1998 Volvo S70 T5 - Winter Beater
1968 Dodge Charger 383

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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by merkurdriver » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:20 pm

Nice work! :cheers

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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by John Brennan » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Outstanding post-- thanks! :notworthy
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Re: Euro/Horn Turn-Signal Switch Conversion

Post by my8950 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:29 am

Nice, someone is going to get rich doing this!!!
Good thinking though here... :)

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