Aftermarket Turn Signal Switch

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    I came across a thread regarding aftermarket switches, but can not seem to find it now. So forgive me but I will have to ask something that has been answered a few times over I am sure.....

    Located a switch online for $25~ but it has an extra plug. Are the $125 any better than the $25 switch? Any ideas on the extra plug?

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    I think slantsixdan has them on his website, check Daniel stern lighting products.
     
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    He has them available as well, think he was right at $100.
    And maybe it is worth it, I just am trying to understand the $75 delta.....
     
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    I am sure it’s quality of the part. I have seen quite a few people with issues after installing cheap ones. Just like anything nowadays, you get what you pay for.
     
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      What year?
      I think from the picture you may be looking for a later one than Dan sells.
      Not sure but I think his are for the 60s cars.
      I also think that small extra plug on the pictured one is for a key switch which none of my 70s cars has.
      Just don't use the plug.
      All of the later ones I've found has a cheaper copper piston INSTEAD of the better original style roller horn button pick up.
      If anyone knows if a better one is being reproduced for later cars PLEASE post.
       
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      I'm looking for a 74, non-tilt. I thought on his site he stopped at 69, but I asked and he said he had it. He did comment he has the spring loaded copper slider stud. I was hoping to find the roller as well.

      I thought I read that about the extra plug and key switch, but what key switch exactly? What about the A1 lighting package? My replacement column has the ignition light on it.
       
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      I'm not sure.
      The light may be what the extra plug is for.
      I cut mine off on the recent replacement in a 73.
      I can hear that stud "grinding" on the horn contact plate when I turn the wheel.
      I understand you are not able to find one with a roller stud either then.
      But IIRC the older ones he sells are better with a roller.
      I did look to see if I could transfer the pick up between old and replacement assemblies but it did not seem feasible.
       
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      IIRC?
      Wonder if you can put a type of grease on the post/stud to avoid the grinding when you turn?
       
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      Ron
      When I redid my T/S sw on my 66 I put grease on all the plastic parts where they interface each other, and also on the bottom of the horn ring, and the cancellation points on sw, and horn ring. works nice, and smooth.
      I used grease from a tube in my grease gun. The red hi temp stuff.
      I also used it on the roller stud (horn ring contact)
      Dave
       
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        IICR
        "If I Recall Correctly"

        Yea. I tread grease.
        But it needs to make metal to metal contact and doesn't work so good electrically speaking.
        There MAY be a conductive type that would work.
        IDK
        "I Don't Know".
        I read where the point of dialectic grease is that it will push out of the way on connectors and provide a seal then.
        So that doesn't seem like it would do any good lubrication wise.


        TMI?
        "Too Much Information":)

        Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease
         
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        LOL (Laughing out Loud)

        I would be concerned about the grease not allowing for a solid connection. And, it seems as though the stud/Non-roller type would wear prematurely in contrast to the roller type. But I am no expert so IDK either (AKA ((Also Know as)) I know enough to stay away from what I do not know...)

        Alright, I am out of acronyms so I will stop there. But I would like to find one with the roller in contrast to the alternative if you know where to buy....

        Thanks for the feedback!
         
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        Grant Steering Wheels recommends grease under the horn contact ring. It is copper. They do not specify what kind. I smeared it all over. My TS, and cancellation work real good.
        Dave
         
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        Forgot to mention the horn works good also
        Dave