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how do you get the turn signal out of 1966 monza?

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Front turn signal lamp unit? Rear turn signal/brake lamp unit? Turn signal switch? The rear is pretty obvious. The fronts are access from the rear. Remove the trunk corner cover plates to access the brackets and nuts. The switch is accessed by pulling the steering wheel, removing a few screws, and often removing a snap ring hold the bearing unit to the column.
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how do you get the turn signal out of 1966 monza?
Here are the instructions from the 1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual (these basic procedures are applicable to all Late Model (1965-1969) Corvairs)...

The procedures for removing and replacing the turn signal assembly are on pages 12-13 through 12-14. This section of the factory shop manual is downloadable and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.
1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 12 - CHASSIS ELECTRICAL.pdf
1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 12 - CHASSIS ELECTRICAL
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The procedure refers to Section 9 of the Chassis Shop Manual for instructions on how to remove and replace the steering wheel. The steering wheel removal procedure begins on page 9-3. Here is that section of the manual...
1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 9 - STEERING.pdf
1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 9 - STEERING
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The entire 1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual and other useful Corvair reference manuals can be downloaded for free at the following Web sites...

Downloadable Corvair Shop Manuals, Parts Manuals, Service Manuals, etc.
http://1969corvair.com/techpages/Corvai ... Index.html

Early Model Corvair Shop Manual & Other Useful Manuals
http://www.corvair.org/chapters/corvanatics/manuals.php

If you don't have Adobe Reader installed on your PC, the software is free and can be downloaded at the following Web location...
http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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If you need turn signal switch assembly parts, they can be found on the Clark's Corvair Parts online catalog, pages 87-88.
http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... IN&page=87
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You will need a steering wheel puller tool to remove the steering wheel without damage. These tools can usually be rented or purchased locally at an auto parts store. Clark's Corvair Parts also sells this tool (Part No: C1119) for $11.80. It can be found on page TOOLS-7 of the online catalog...
http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... ge=TOOLS-7
Similar tools can also be purchased online at Amazon.com or from other retailers...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... eel+puller

Hope this information is useful to you. Again, welcome to the Corvair Forum! :welcome2:
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thanks for the turn signal help.

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In case you haven't seen this article... it helped me immensely!

http://www.corvairkid.com/67-9signal.htm
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Grandson broke off turn signal. Arm. From turn signal
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Eddddie wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:13 am
Grandson broke off turn signal. Arm. From turn signal
Same thing happened to me when I let a child sit in the car so his mom could take a picture. First thing he did was grab the turn signal lever and break it off. Had to replace the whole plastic assembly inside. Not a quick fix.
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NEW 1965-66 TURN SIGNAL SWITCH
Part No. CC06333R
$60.00
New turn signal switch with bearing for 1965-66 Corvairs including Corsas and convertibles. Also correct for 1964-65 Corvair trucks and vans
including Greenbriers and Rampsides. Exact fit, mounts in steering column. No cutting or splicing necessary. Includes bearing assembly. Harness and cancelling cam included. Correct for models without tilt steering column Also fits: Belair, Biscayne, Caprice, Chevy II, Corvair, Corvette, Impala and Nova, 1964-66 Chevy Bel-Air, 1964-66 Chevy Biscayne, 1964-66 Chevy Caprice, 1964-66 Chevy, 1965-66 Chevy Corvair, 1964-66 Chevy Corvette, 1964-66 Chevy Impala, 1964-65 Chevy Nova, 1964-65 Chevy Truck
Image :link: http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog ... ow_page=87

Directional Switches — '65-'69
Steering Wheel must be pulled to see or replace these switches.

Part number C862: 65-66 & 64-65 FC DIRECTIONAL SWITCH

Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Catalog Page(s): 87
Price: $ 60.50


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1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - STEERING.pdf
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1965 Corvair Chassis Shop Manual - SECTION 12 - BODY & CHASSIS ELECTRICAL.pdf
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Removed steering wheel, etc. Cannot get the switch out. Have pryed, tried pliers, etc. Do not want to ruin the bearing. What's the trick?

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orbitus wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:45 pm
Removed steering wheel, etc. Cannot get the switch out. Have pryed, tried pliers, etc. Do not want to ruin the bearing. What's the trick?
Look for a well hidden snap ring like in the photo. It is just above the bearing but not obvious. Sometimes you can push the steering wheel inward a fraction to get at it with an ice pick or tiny screwdriver.
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Removing turn signal switch and cancelling cam
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1965-66 Turn Signal Switch
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1965 Steering Column Turn Signal Assembly
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1965 Corvair Assembly Manual - STEERING.pdf
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Thanks for the extra help Brad. Here is what I recall my 65 looked like inside when it was time to pull it apart. Pics borrowed from Google images. I've heard that this snap ring was not used until mid-65 model year production so keep it in mind that lots of little changes happen along the way.
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azdave wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:10 pm
Look for a well hidden snap ring like in the photo. It is just above the bearing but not obvious. Sometimes you can push the steering wheel inward a fraction to get at it with an ice pick or tiny screwdriver.
Thanks for the great info, Dave. Even the manual doesn't mention the snap ring. You da man!

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Just want to ask Dave from AZ when and how often does he drive his fleet of LM Corvairs. What's your favorite to drive?

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dixon5553 wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:57 am
Just want to ask Dave from AZ when and how often does he drive his fleet of LM Corvairs. What's your favorite to drive?
Not very often the last few months but 5 of them are licensed and insured which is actually pretty cheap using Hagerty and classic registration. I drive them more on weekends but I try to take one to work each Friday if I can. 3 of them are in various states of either being restored or parted out. The V8 is the most fun because people don't expect to see a big block in the rear.
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66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
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66 Monza Convertible 140/4
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5

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