The turn signal switch was bad and needed to be replaced. That was a minor detail. The main issue is that the tilt column only tilts once in awhile and in fact now is jammed in the uppermost position. I'm going to pull it out tomorrow and put the old standard column back in.
While I bought it last September, I didn't have it installed until this spring.
WCCC Response: Sorry you've had issues with it - that does sound like a turn signal switch issue, since the lever is what controls the tilt. No need to remove the column as you can replace the switch in the car. Even though this was a while ago, contact us and we'll make it right for you.