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My trailor hitch had an electrical Fire so it as replace and the repair shop told me the cause was a malfunctioning multifunction switch. Does that seem correct.

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No. the switch has fuses. The fire was most likely caused from wiring it wrong. The fuses should have blown first.

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    Fig. Remove the multifunction switch (2) from the steering column

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