JACK POT!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is so great to see turn signals blink. Also the emergency lights flash. I couldn't have done it without the guidance of Randy, Richard and other members.
Now to tackle the 2 new problems involving the turn signals.
1. The t/s switch lever goes into the down position as you expect. Pushing it to the up position is difficult. It feels like your going to break it. Then when it goes down to the neutral position it still blinks. I just wiggle it a little to find the right spot then it goes off. Any ideas on how to correct this?
2. 3 out of 4 turn signal lights work. The right front does not blink. I checked the bulb and looks good to go. It is a dual type of bulb. It is really hard to get into the socket. The front park lamps has 2 bulbs. The lower bulb comes on with the running lights and stays on with the headlights. The top bulb comes on with the running lights and goes out when the headlights come on. It also functions as the turn signal light. So I know the bulb works when I turn on the running lights so why not the turn signal light. Thanks Mark
If you have a generic TS switch (not Ford) could cause the problem for fitment. Does the TS switch work normally when it is NOT screwed into the column?
The TILT COLUMN switches have that mechanism the turn stalk (chrome handle) screws into, it needs to move freely or things may bind up. Try loosening the screws if the switch is already mounted and try again. This isn't a "fix", just trying to determine what may be binding up the switch.
Another possibility is if you ever shorted out the switch with "live" current, it could be possible the switch melted internally. (I hope not, but it is possible) A little thing we "electrical/electronics people" say about how these things work is that everything electrical works on "smoke", if for any reason the "smoke" ever leaks out, it ruins them.
PS: You do not need to witness the "smoke" for this statement to be true