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PT Cruiser smoke in steering column

Fog lights will not turn off. Smoke coming from steering column.

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SOURCE: fog lights staying on

1st most newer car cars have a timer delay that helps light the area you are in for a couple of seconds. You may have had the knob turned all the way up on the turn signal switch. The same thing will happened if this switch is turned all the way up, the interrior light will stay on. Turn the lights on with the switch and see if the fog lights come on, do this without the car running.Trun the lights off,see if the fog lights stay on then go out after a while.if so you have a delay on the fog lights or relay. You may need to replace the relay only. Part $ 15 trace fog light wiring to relay usually under hood away from water sources.......runjoe

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: driver's airbag light on 2007 PT Cruiser convertable

The first code is for "driver seat track position sensor low". The module detects that the sensor input is less than or equal to 0.3 mA. The second code is referring to the first code. I have no idea what the third code is. Basically you have two different communication systems mixed. The 2001 uses the PCI bus system and the 2007 uses the CAN bus which is much faster. The first code is a CAN bus code and the second is a PCI code. As far as the airbag deploying in the event of a collision, I don't believe it will with an active code in the system. I hope this helps.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: fog lights came on; can't turn them off

1.At first take out the foglight's fuse before you battery is dead. (Fog lights stays "ON" even you leave the car).

2.You must replace the Multifunction control switch =(

Here is the photo of problem:

Fog lights are connected to pin 13,14.
Fog light switch is "B". Because the current is many Amps, contact surfaces are heating up.
After that the contact opening "C" is melting (made of plastic) so the fog light stays "ON".

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Need 2002 PT Cruiser Touring Ed. Fuse Box Diagram

There are 2 possibilities. It is on Power distribution Center (mine was there)
or Fuse Block
Here are the photos:

If you like to fix your fog lights, you must replace malfunction switch. It is a typically PT-Cruiser problem.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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