Euro/horn turn-signal switch conversion to our turn-signal switch with cruise:

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Euro/horn turn-signal switch conversion to our turn-signal switch with cruise:

Post by itking » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:15 am

Here's some pictures & comment of what I did. I have it currently working perfectly in Raven.
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Ron
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 4x4 5.9L - Betsy
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Re: Euro/horn turn-signal switch conversion to our turn-signal switch with cruise:

Post by itking » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am

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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Ron
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 4x4 5.9L - Betsy
2002 Buick Century Custom - Daily Driver
1968 Dodge Charger 383

itking
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Re: Euro/horn turn-signal switch conversion to our turn-signal switch with cruise:

Post by itking » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:20 am

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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Ron
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 4x4 5.9L - Betsy
2002 Buick Century Custom - Daily Driver
1968 Dodge Charger 383

itking
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Re: Euro/horn turn-signal switch conversion to our turn-signal switch with cruise:

Post by itking » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:21 am

The solder wire to tab, carefully press pin in place while guiding the wire in the channel.
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Ron
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 4x4 5.9L - Betsy
2002 Buick Century Custom - Daily Driver
1968 Dodge Charger 383

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