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Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:19:32 PM »
I have a 1980 Pinto Squire built in Sept of 1979,that I need a new turn signal switch for.  I have bought what was supposed to be a new Ford replacement switch, Part #REPF505802, but this does not fit.  Therefore there has to be another switch that would fit my application, but I cannot locate one.  I really need this switch as my left turn signal does not work, yes the bulbs and flasher have been checked/replaced.  Please advise asto where I might look.
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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 08:55:33 PM »
Sometimes it's not the switch , but a few ways to check it , the bulb socket could have a broken wire inside or poor ground , quick way to check is to turn on the emergency flashers , it bypasses the turn switch , so if all flash it's the switch , if not it's a wiring/connection problem .
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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 11:11:50 AM »
Try ford pinto nos for hard to find parts.
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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 10:26:36 AM »
Hello!  I am also fighting turn signal issues. I did the Hazard button test, and the driver's side still does not blink, or work with brakes, all three other corners blink. So, wiring and light bulb socket will be checked next I guess.
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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 10:46:45 AM »
In most cases bad grounds are the problem of most light/signal problems.  The system depends on the fact that the cars steel body itself is the ground wire.  40+ years of corrosion is generally the problem.  You can clean the connection point, but typically they become bare steel and eventually corrode again.  I've resorted to soldering a wire to the light socket and then anchoring it to somewhere in the car body less likely to corrode.  In some cases I've actually soldered it at both ends if I can do so without damaging the body paint.

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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
Thanks for the tips, I will pass that along to my hubby who's volunteered to get her tip top running. After that we are going to do a full repaint in the original metallic lime to go over some shoddy work on the driver's door and about 500 dabs of "Paint Touch Up Pen" that make it look worse than if the chips had been left alone.
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Re: Pinto Column Turn Signal Switch
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 11:44:29 PM »
Sometimes the grease on the contacts of the turn signal lever (at the steering column)  can dry over time and also cause and electrical problem. So, it is another area to check.  Hope you get it sorted.