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Intermittent multifunction switch problem?

Intermittently, however, more frequently recently, when I tilt the steering wheel of my 2001 Dodge Durango I will lose the radio and turn signals. I believe there is what's called a multifunction switch inside the steering column. Could this be the culprit? And if so, is it a do-it-yourself fix?

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  • hvoigt Feb 02, 2009

    I will give it a shot. Thanks.

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Most definitely is the problem and yes you can do the job the cover around the steering wheel will have to come off a philips screw driver will be needed before taking out get the new switch first so you can see how it is mounted.please rank this answer thanks.

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