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    Posted: Mar/14/2019 at 7:14am
Been looking for a turn signal switch, its a half moon looking setup with harness going down the steering column. I've seen $80 on Nashparts, and $150 on American parts depot. Any one know if I can switch to a generic from Summit? I live right down the road from there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FSJunkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2019 at 1:39pm
It's just a GM switch. Used by GM cars of the same years. Pretty much the entire steering system for AMC is GM.

Look up a turn signal switch for a 1965 Impala.
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NAPA has a "repair kit" for it for about $22.00 if you only need the part that normally fails.
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Originally posted by FSJunkie FSJunkie wrote:

It's just a GM switch. Used by GM cars of the same years. Pretty much the entire steering system for AMC is GM.

Look up a turn signal switch for a 1965 Impala.


I thought AMC didn't start using GM columns until '67.  He has a '65 Ambo.
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$80. seems fairly reasonable assuming it's the right part. I agree with rocklandrambler that AMC did not go to the Saginaw columns until 1967.
Farna will know who made the earlier columns.
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66 with tilt columns, 65 with power steering (GM columns). Prior to that columns are some outside supplier... I forget the name. The "repair kit" is mainly the nylon part that kicks the switch off, and is the main thing that breaks.
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