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No turn signals, cruise control, or brake lights

A friend was using my car and somehow broke the hazard light switch on top of the steering column. Now I have no hazards, turn signals, cruise control, or brake lights. Not sure what parts I'll need. Any advice?

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  • kohnsbaby Dec 12, 2008

    This will also take care of the brake lights?

  • cuddlybear22 Apr 25, 2009

    How do I change my multifunctional switch on a 1995 Sunfire - show diagram

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Tou need to repl;ace the multi-function switch (turn signal switch) all your lights are run through it
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