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2002 chevrolet cavalier with 150k miles. Brake lights (all three including light in rear window), turn signals and hazard lights do not work. Parking lights do work. Head lights work, low beam and high beam. No blown fuses. The owner just replaced the multifunction switch with new one from O'reilly autoparts. I believe the owner said this is the third multifuction switch. I did not install multifuction switch but was curious if the individual wires were connected in proper order as I do not have a wiring diagram. Furthermore I had heard that tail light bulb sockets were recalled in 2003 due to a lack of dialectric grease, but I cleaned the sockets and they function properly, with both filaments lighting. I checked both brake light switches and they appear fine. I checked the hazard/turn signal flasher and I believe it is only functioning in turn signal mode after I rigged up my own test light. It's a 5 pin flasher: battery, ground, ignition, hazard and turn signal. It flashes in turn signal mode but not hazard mode. I tried replacing this 5 pin flasher with a cheapy ($10) flasher from autozone with the same cross ref number but it did not fix problem. I discovered that this autozone part may not be the correct part as the only difference it made was making the hazard lights come on (all 4 lights) and stay on but not flash. any help appreciated. Joe

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  • joemechanic Apr 23, 2010

    Furthermore, does anyone know the correct order to install the multifunction switch? There are two connectors, one is an 8pin and the other 2pin and they only fit one way, no problem. But there are 6 other wires (i believe input) that hook up individually to the multifuction switch. I did not install the switch so am curious if it was hooked up correctly. If you look at the multifunction switch sideways you can see pinouts labled ABCDEF from left to right. at present the wires in place are from left to right, A -black/white, B- Orange and Pink, C- Green and Blue, D-Orange, E- Black, F -Brown. Can anyone verify if this is correct?

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Hi, did you check the fuse labeled EXT LP. If that is not the problem, you will likely need a new headlamp switch. A new switch is $47 at autozone. To replace the switch, first unscrew and remove the clamshell covers from the steering column. Then unscrew and remove the switch from the steering column. Screw the new switch in and replace the clamshells. Let us know if you have more questions and thanks for using FixYa.

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