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Old 01-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #1  
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Default Turn Signal W/High Beam Issue


I am a new owner of a 91' Miata and I have to say, so far so good! The car came to me in great condition, definitely a labor of love from itís previous owner. Unfortunately it is having a couple of little quirks...

One of those quirks is when I switch on the right-hand turn signal. Maybe Iím not flicking it properly, but I canít seem to switch it on at night without turning on the high beams. When I go to push up it clicks on the high beams first, then I have to actually push it further (another click) in order to get the signal to come on; unless the high beams are already on, then the signal comes on right away like normal.

I'm new to the swivel bar, but I tried turning it on in every position possible and I can't get past the high beams. I hate being that annoying car with their high beams on while driving, or having to constantly flash people.

Any suggestions on how to fix this? Is this a manufacture issue or a user(me) issue?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #2  
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The mechanism may be broken. It is plastic and is 22 years old. Find one in a junkyard and manipulate it to determine if it is functionally different than your own. I have a functional switch assembly if you cannot find a reasonably priced one locally. $20 plus actual freight if you need it. You will need to remove the steering wheel to replace the assembly.
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