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First Gen Turn Signal/Cruise Arm

Discussion in 'Part Numbers' started by xCroix, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. xCroix

    xCroix New Member

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    My turn signal arm cracked off about a month ago and I haven't been able to find a replacement. I tried gluing it back together but it didn't seem to work. I've tried googling it but it only shows a newer arm. I was wondering if there was anyone that knew the part number or knew where I could find one before I go searching the junkyards. Thank you!

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  2. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I probably have one. Let me check when the next time I'm at my storage unit.
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    Awesome, thanks! Mine doesn't have tilt steering; I think they had a different cruise arm for those that did have tilt.
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    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    I'll let you know if I have one. I feel like I may not have one with the cruise control settings. But I'll still look. Maybe sometime this weekend I'll get back with you.
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    I've got a good turn signal /dimmer switch combo w/o cruise on my '88 Pony that I no longer drive. Unless you have some self serve yards around you're not likely to find many 1st generation Escorts in the junkyards. Most yards crush something that old as quick as it comes in because the demand for parts is so low. They'd rather sell it for scrap metal than let it sit around taking up space and maybe never sell anything off of it. Is there anyway you could wire your c/c to an aftermarket c/c stalk?
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    Would it fit onto the stick like the turn signal/cruise would?

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    I don't know? It was just a suggestion that I thought maybe you could look into because I suspect it's going to be very hard to find one with the c/c function on an economy car from 30+ years ago. I don't know much about the hooking up of c/c. When I bought my '97 I wanted c/c but I took it to an electronics store and had an aftermarket unit installed. I would suspect there would at least be some modifications to the plugs. Might even have get a wiring diagram and figure out what each wires function is and connect it to the appropriate corresponding wire on the aftermarket stalk using individual wire connectors. It can probably be done. I'm no good with automotive electrical and know I wouldn't be able to do it but a good mechanic or electronics store that installs aftermarket c/c probably could. The c/c function would be on a totally different stalk but you should be able to install it in the same general area where the turn signal stalk is. You might check eBay sometimes you can find things there that you'd spend a lifetime looking for on your own.
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