How to replace the multifunction switch of a 2006 Dodge Ram
WARNING: To avoid serious or fatal injury on vehicles equipped with
airbags, disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) before
attempting any steering wheel, steering column, airbag, seat belt
tensioner, impact sensor, or instrument panel component diagnosis or
service. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative (ground) cable,
then wait two minutes for the system capacitor to discharge before
performing further diagnosis or service. This is the only sure way to
disable the SRS. Failure to take the proper precautions could result in
accidental airbag deployment.
1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
2. Remove the screw (2) that secures the tilt steering column knob (1)
and remove it from the tilt actuator (3) on the left side of the column.
3. From below the steering column, remove the two outboard screws that
secure the upper column shroud (1) to the lower shroud (3).
4. Using hand pressure, press inward on both sides of the upper shroud
above the parting line of the lower shroud to release the snap features
that secure the two shroud halves to each other.
5. Remove the upper shroud from the lower shroud and the steering column.
6. Remove the one center screw that secures the lower shroud to the steering column (4).
7. Remove the lower shroud from the steering column.
8. Disconnect the wire harness connector (2) from the back of the multi-function switch housing (1).
9. Rotate the steering wheel far enough to access and remove the two
screws (4) that secure the switch to the multi-function switch mounting
10. Grasp the switch control stalk and pull it toward the left side of
the vehicle to remove the switch from the mounting housing.
1. Slide the multi-function switch (1) into the multi-function switch
mounting housing (3) from the left side. Be certain that the alignment
pins on the top and bottom of the switch are properly engaged in the
channels of the mounting housing.
2. Rotate the steering wheel far enough to install and tighten the two
screws (4) that secure the switch to the mounting housing. Tighten the
screws to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
3. Reconnect the wire harness connector (2) to the back of the switch housing.
4. Position the lower shroud (3) onto the steering column (4).
5. From below the steering column, install and tighten the one center
screw that secures the lower shroud to the steering column. Tighten the
screw to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
6. Position the upper shroud (1) onto the steering column over the lower
shroud. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, be certain
to engage the gearshift lever gap hider into the opening in the right
side of both shroud halves.
7. Align the snap features on the upper shroud with the receptacles in
the lower shroud and apply hand pressure to snap them together.
8. Install and tighten the two outboard screws that secure the upper
shroud to the lower shroud. Tighten the screws to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
9. Position the tilt steering column knob (1) onto the tilt adjuster
actuator (3) on the left side of the steering column, then install and
tighten the screw (2) to secure the knob to the actuator. Tighten the
screw to 2 N·m (20 in. lbs.).
10. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
Sep 14, 2010 |
2006 Dodge Ram 1500