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Yes you can switch them from one side to the other, but I doubt the results will be permanent.

I went with .09 wall 1/4 OD stainless tubing (cut with a plumbers tubing cutter length to fit...) inside to remove the sag. Worked great for a few weeks, but...

...but since this is very rigid and the recess inside the rubber mount doesn't go thru into the lens housing, the rubber snapped of at the housing. Still no sag, but not very good dangling by the wires. The shock absorber design works for a reason I guess. Still don't like it, but...

Parts Unlimited carries the K & S Technologies replacements. 2 wire for rear without running lights,. 3 wire for front.

$35 a piece seems steep, but if they last 20 year like the originals, it brings the cost / year down to something bearable.

New signals on the rear...



Yeah, it's a 454 not a 750, turn signals are the same tho...

Thanks....but mine is a 1986.....and 4 at $35 + ??....would rather find a repair method...is there plastic on each side of the rubber? Maybe run a flat piece of rigid plastic or metal underneath and put a screw into each end to hold it in place....????

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Bic Pen Turn Signal Repair.. its cheap.. its effective, and its invisible... or you can use this method to "shave the rubber stalks completely as well.
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Bic Pen Turn Signal Repair.. its cheap.. its effective, and its invisible... or you can use this method to "shave the rubber stalks completely as well.
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That looks like a good idea !! I'll give it a shot....

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i'd be happy with a solid replacement, never worry about sag again.
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i'd be happy with a solid replacement, never worry about sag again.
That'll work !

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Howdy Mr Slim,
I was trying to read your Bic pen repair document but I get the following error:

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Can you give a direct link?
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Switch sides. Fixes the problem for free.

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Howdy Mr Slim,
I was trying to read your Bic pen repair document but I get the following error:

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You will not be able to read it unless the owner changes it to public on their uploads page, or sends you a direct link.


Can you give a direct link?
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I'm going from memory here but IIRC, you cut the pen tube to the correct length, slide the wires through it and insert the tube inside the rubber stems. Probably, the longer the tube the better support.

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