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1966 Cadillac Turn Signal Switch repair

The 1966 is a fantastic car - but as most low mileage cars, it sometimes needs some work to fix some minor problems which were caused by not using the car for a longer period of time.
One of the few problems this cars had were some weird issues with the turn signal lights.

I´m a perfectionist and everything has to work on the Cadillacs that are in my garage ;-) - thats one of my rules ;-)

Strange things happened on the right rear and front turn signal lights when the headlights were on or off...

This light switch is made of "unobtainium", so I was pretty scared that it could be broken.

The switch is located underneath the dash and is screwed onto the steering column and is controlled and actuated by a steel cable that is coming from the turn signal lever.

On this car the cable was out of alignment and did not engage the switch correctly on the right side position and this intermediate position of the switch caused the various problems.
It took me quite a while to get the adjustment of the cable right again, as you carefully have to shorten or lengthen it with a nose-plier to get the right length.
I also adjusted the spring you can see on the picture below. This makes the switch more snappy. It now works perfectly and the lever moves much nicer!


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the 1966 Cadillac turn signal switch as seen from underneath the dash - already removed from the steering column.

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The 1966 Cadillac Coupe deVille arrived

Today was the day the 1966 Cadillac Coupe deVille finally arrived! It's a completely original super low mileage car in pristine condition. With only 22k miles on the clock and all the mechanical parts in exceptionally good condition, the car absolutely drives like a new car.
Wow - talk about a time-capsule! You will very rarely see a car from the 60s in such original low mileage condition.
It normally takes me a couple of weeks to clean and detail a car to my standards - but this car was taken care of so well - that I´ll be able to clean this handsome car within 2 days...

What makes this car so special is of course its originality and awesome condition with the low mileage, but it also is a very loaded car with most of the options that were available back in 1966. One of the coolest option are the power - bucket seats in full black leather with center console.
Also AC, Twilight Sentinel, Automatic dimming, AM-FM radio, Cruise Control, Tilt and Telescope steering - everything is there!

What also makes this car so rare is that it is a slick top - most Coupes were ordered with vinyl tops in 1966. In my personal opinion it looks so much better and more elegant without the vinyl roof!
There is very little patina on the whole cars and one can hardly believe that this car is 48 years old...


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The 66 on the trailer
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At home in front of the garage
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It needed a good shower first
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the 74 and the 66
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Inside the garage - where it will be brought to my standards now
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the 66 and the 58 Eldorado

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A fantastic 1966 Coupe deVille is coming! Time capsule!

I found a fantastic, low mileage all original 1966 Cadillac Coupe deVille in Los Angeles through Facebook. This 21k miles, very well optioned car will be on its way to Austria hopefully very soon.
The car is all original - including original paint and is in very good mechanical condition as well. It has most of the available options that were offered in 1966.
Its very rare to find a Coupe deVille without a vinyl top. It also has the ultra rare and very expensive bucket leather seats with center console. The car comes from a Cadillac Collector and was pampered its entire life. The mileage is fully documented and accurate. I´m a big fan of the “Antique gold metallic" paint and the black leather interior is absolutely stunning.
Can´t wait to see the car in real life in about 10 - 12 weeks after it has crossed the Atlantic.
More details and pictures will follow once the car is in my garage.

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This picture was taken in Joshua Tree National Park by the previous owner
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Very nice and clean engine bay
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Ultra rare leather bucket seats with center console
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very low mileage

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