That's pretty much what happens. Also I believe this happens more frequently when you turn the wheel back toward center while holding the turn signal stalk to keep the turn signal on, like when you're making an odd turn that would normally cause the stalk to return to center before you want the blinker to stop flashing.
I've never seen anyone actually fix a broken one. And on my particular revision there was absolutely no way to get it open without totally destroying it.
Last edited by sfontain; 08-16-2011 at 10:27 AM.