Replacing the highbeam switch on a 2000 Neon - is it a big job?
Went to dim my lights and noticed a funny smell (electrical - burning). The lights dimmed but they won't switch back to high beam. How big a job is it to replace this switch? Do I have to pull the stearing column apart?
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Hello no steering column no! look close at the case around the steering wheel two piece some dimpled torque screws will open it up the a couple more screws and plug it should be out!! I n the old days steering wheel had to come out thank god those nightmares are gone!!! merry christmas
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Possible some wiring is burning or melting from under the dashboard have it checked again, the smell does it seem like burnt rubber or plastic?
Have it checked since you mentioned that the lights has gone. see the fuses as well just to be sure.
Better get an expert check it to be sure that nothing will be missed on the issue. If it is a wiring issue then the best thing is have the electrical rewired for best results.
You need to have a look at your AC switch , dim and bright toggle switch and also the relay system on your fuse box and check for relays that might be heating up and the possibility of water ingress onto the fuse box which have been a vw problem for many years and if you dont find any problem there then start looking for electrical harnesses that may be chafed or broken and shorting out inside the harness but the fact that you can trigger it off points to a relay.