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Wiring connector in the steering column has bad connection

Turn the truck off and leave the fan switch on, and the fan will start up about 1 minute or less after the key is removed. Driving down the road with the fan on, raise the steering wheel the fan cuts off, lower the steering wheel and the fan cuts on and some times vice-versa. Can I repair the connection without replacing the switch and/or the wiring harness?

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My hazard lights work, on my 1999 expedition xlt, but my turn signal lights do not. Im not sure if I need to replace the flasher or the relay. If its the flasher, where is the flasher located and where...


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Fig. Fig. 1 Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position and push the lock cylinder release pin with a suitable punch while ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... pulling out the lock cylinder



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove 3 steering column shroud retaining screws and ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... remove the upper and ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... lower steering column shrouds



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the switch retaining screws, lift the switch assembly up and ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... detach the switch electrical connectors to remove the switch

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1. You are going to need a steering wheel puller.
2. You remove the steering wheel center.

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Once the steering wheel is removed, you can see the turn signal switch. There is one center screw that holds the turn signal switch inside the steering wheel hub.

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Factory manuel gives mechanics 1 hour to do this, but it cam take up to 4 hours.
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