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Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Properly Install the Canceling Cam for Proper Turn Signal and Horn Function

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One of the questions that we get asked the most is how to properly install the canceling cam for proper turn signal function on a Flaming River steering column. When installed properly, the canceling cam will allow the turn signals to self-cancel and also allow you to connect the horn wire to the horn contact on your steering wheel. See below for instructions on installing the canceling cam on keyed and non-keyed tilt steering columns.

 

Installing the Canceling Cam on a Non-Keyed Column:

installing canceling cam on non-key column

 

 

STEP 1: Position the stem of the canceling cam so that it is between 10 and 11 o'clock.

position canceling cam at 10:30

 

 

STEP 2: The compression spring is positioned over the column shaft on top of the canceling cam.

positioning compression spring

 

 

STEP 3: Place the steering wheel or adapter on the steering column shaft. Then place the retaining nut on the shaft and tighten—drawing down the wheel or adapter to the desired gap (we recommend approximately 1/16"). DO NOT OVER TORQUE!

place steering wheel or adapter on the column shaft

 

 

 

Installing the Canceling Cam on a Keyed Column:

installing canceling cam on a key column

 

STEP 1: Install the large 5/8" large aluminum spacer over the column shaft.

install 5/8" spacer over column shaft

 

 

STEP 2: Slide the compression spring over the column shaft and down so that's resting on top of the 5/8" aluminum spacer.

install spring over shaft and on top of spacer

 

 

STEP 3: Next, slide the canceling cam over the top shaft so that it is resting on top of the compression spring. Position the stem of the canceling cam so that it is between 10 and 11 o'clock.

position canceling cam at 10:30

 

 

STEP 4: Place the small 3/16" aluminum spacer over the column shaft so that it is resting on top of the canceling cam.

place 3/16" spacer on top of canceling cam

 

 

STEP 5: Place the steering wheel or adapter on the steering column shaft. Then place the retaining nut on the shaft and tighten—drawing down the wheel or adapter to the desired gap (we recommend approximately 1/16"). DO NOT OVER TORQUE!

tighten nut on wheel or adapter


 

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