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Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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The wires in Turn Signal Controller are in bad shape so I figured I would replace them. How hard could that be?
Well it turns out you have no clear access to the connectors so it looks like splicing in on the old wires would do the trick. But since I've got it out this far, I might as well go all the way.
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Posted on: 2017/9/30 8:37
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First I drilled out the two pins. pulled it apart and took lots of pictures. then found out I had to drill out two more braded pins which looks like it might had been a mistake.
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Posted on: 2017/9/30 8:50
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Re: Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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Okay now that I got it apart, I'm thinking the far left bottom wire is suppose to be yellow, the one on the right side is the black wire and the one that is top on left side is the green with black traces on it. According to the wiring schematic.
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Posted on: 2017/9/30 8:59
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Re: Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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Wes, thanks for posting. I believe that same switch was used 42 thru 49 22nd series. Maybe on 41 Clippers too. Doesn't look too complicated so knowing what is inside should help many avoid replacing the switch. Is there enough clearance to put it back together with screws and nuts or will it need rivets again?

Posted on: 2017/9/30 9:16
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Howard, I'm thinking maybe pop rivets on the outside and maybe two small screws, taping threads for the inside. See picture with red arrows.
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Posted on: 2017/9/30 9:58
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Re: Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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Okay, I got the wires replaced and inserted some pins. Next I braded the ends, don't look to good but I think it will hold.
I used the smallest pop rivets to hold the unit together and mashed the ends down a little more.
Checked it on the bench and electrical checkout checks good, mechanical checkout checks good. ready to be put back in.
I'm calling this done.
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Posted on: 2017/10/1 12:25
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Re: Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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One last Before and After picture.
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Posted on: 2017/10/2 8:11
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Re: Replacing wires in the 47 Turn Signal Controller
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Good Evening all...We have replaced the directional switch in our 1949 23rd series and it looks very similar if not the same as yours and has the same 1943 stamp on it. Ernie in Arizona...

Posted on: 2019/5/16 19:29
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We have replaced the directional switch in our 1949 23rd series and it looks very similar if not the same as yours and has the same 1943 stamp on it.


That is interesting because the 3 wire switch was used thru the 22nd series and while 23rd series 49 turn signal switches would look similar, they should be electrically different. According to the diagrams, that is the first year Packard had brake lights go thru the switch. Instead of the separate rear turn signal bulbs, 23rd and later series use the same bulb for brakes and turn signals. Those would need the 6 wire switch. I wonder if there was some kind of delay with turn signal changes just as there was when they made the R11 OD changeover after a few months production of the 22nd series. Does your car have one or two bulbs in the rear tail light housing?

Posted on: 2019/5/16 20:20
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