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There are 3 or 4 screws on the bottom of the steering column cover to remove, the top and bottom are then clipped together gently pry them apart, you can remove them completely if you want, but don't have to. then you can access the 2 screws that hold the switch, pull it out remove the plugs, and replace with the new one. I suggest that before you put it all back together, is to make sure that everything is working right, turn it on and try it out, this way if it doesn't you don't have to take it back apart.

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Steering column top bearing replacment


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the FSM says dont reuse steering wheel bolts.. (unique)
here is an online quote to get to the combo switch
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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. WARNING(bags can kill, my comment)
    Wait two minutes for the airbag system reserve capacitor to discharge before performing further diagnosis or service.
  2. From below the steering column, remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the multi-function switch mounting housing.
  3. Using hand pressure, push gently inward on both sides of the upper shroud near the parting line between the upper and lower shrouds to release the snap features that secure the two shroud halves together.
  4. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
  5. Remove the Steering Control Module (SCM) from the steering column.
  6. Remove the two screws that secure the left multifunction switch to the SCM .
  7. Disengage the two retaining tabs , next to the screw mounts that secure the left multi-function switch to the SCM.
  8. Disconnect the left multi-function switch from the SCM.
To install:
  1. Position the left multi-function switch onto position on the Steering Control Module (SCM) .
  2. Engage the two retaining tabs, next to the screw mounts that secure the left multi-function switch and firmly snap into place.
  3. Install the two screws that secure the left multifunction switch to the SCM. Tighten the screws to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm).
  4. Position the lower steering column shroud to the underside of the steering column.
  5. Install the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the multi-function switch mounting housing. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  6. Position the upper column shroud over the steering column with the hazard warning switch button inserted through the hole in the upper shroud.
  7. Align the snap features on the upper and lower shrouds and apply hand pressure to snap them together.
  8. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Dec 22, 2013 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Indicater or flasher problem on jeep cherokee 2003


If your having problems with your indicater or flashers on your vehicle then their are a couple of things that would be causing you problems.Now if when you press left or right turn the light flashes fast when turning one way but not the other then this indicates you have a blown bulb on the side that is causing it to flash faster so you need to press it to that side and have a look at the front and back bulbs and change the one thats not working.

If on the other hand your flasher/indicater works sometimes and not others then this is usually down to the flasher relay located in fuse box (see pictures below)
To find out if it is the relay and not the flasher control that you press to turn the indicator lights on is to try using the hazard warning light button press this and if this works every time then the chances are its the control and not the relay (see pictures below) but if it sometimes works and sometimes dont or if it dont work at all then this points towards the relay so changing this should then solve your problem



FLASHER REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative lead.
  2. Remove the steering column opening cover from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the combination flasher from the junction block
    Combination Flasher
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  1. replace the flasher relay into the possition you took the old one out of in junction block.
  2. make sure you line this up correctly to prevent damage being done to the pins when inserting it into the holder
  3. make sure that the flasher relay is inserted correctly and far enough make sure its seated flush the same as the other relay units.
  4. now all you need to do is re-fit the cover to the steering column
  5. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
TURN SIGNAL AND HAZARD WARNING SWITCH
REMOVAL
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the screw that secures the lower tilting steering column shroud to the steering column multi-function switch mounting housing Steering Column Shrouds Remove/Install
  3. disconnect the two halves of the tilting steering column shroud from each other and remove both halves from the steering column.
  4. Disconnect the wiring harness from the turn signal switch and make sure you remember how it comes out of the fitting to ensure you fit it back correctly as it was.
  5. Remove the two screws that secure the left multi-function switch to the multi-function switch mounting housing Left Multi-Function Switch Remove/Install
  6. Remove the left multi-function switch from the multi-function switch mounting housing.
INSTALLATION
  1. Position the left multi-function switch onto the multi-function switch mounting housing.
  2. Install and tighten the two screws that secure the left multi-function switch to the multi-function switch mounting housing. Tighten the screws to2.5 N·m (22 in. lbs.)
  3. re-fit the wiring harness to the switch.
  4. Position the lower tilting steering column shroud to the underside of the steering column.
  5. Instal land tighten the screw that secures the lower tilting steering column shroud to the multi-function switch mounting housing. Tighten the screw to 1.9 N·m (17 in. lbs.)
  6. Position the upper tilting column shroud over the steering column with the hazard warning switch button inserted through the hole in the upper surface of the shroud. Align the upper tilting steering column shroud to the lower shroud and snap the two shroud halves together.
  7. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
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on Mar 21, 2010 | Jeep Cherokee Cars & Trucks

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2001 PT Cruiser loss of turn signals and hazard lights after multi-function switch replacement. I replaced the multi-function switch after noticing the fogs lights staying on when not engaged. When the new...


Perhaps you need to start with fog light problem I am guessing we do not know for sure the switch was the cause, if you can remove them from the equation. When checking for shorts make sure you check light bulbs to,
Next, since the multi function switch was the next step in your problem solving, I suggest you remove the new switch check out all wires to the connector, be especially careful to make sure none of wires have pulled out or partially pulled out of the connector. Let me know when you finish this then we can move on to continuity testing.
My best guess is the connector as it is common to both your fog light and multi-function switch,
Above all don't let it get to you, these problems can be frustrating but they also can be interesting and fun especially with the right assistant

Aug 25, 2013 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Both headlights quit working simotaneously


There are just (3) possible reasons for this:
(a) your headlight switch has failed, or
(b) your headlight relay has failed.
(c) Fuse 1 (25 Amps) has blown

The headlight relay and fuse 1 are located (I think) in a fuse/relay block under the hood.
The headlight switch is part of the "Multi-function Switch" on the steering column.

Here's how to replace the 2001 PT Cruiser multi-function switch:

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Multi-Function Switch Removal & Installation
1. Open the hood.
2. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
3. Remove both upper and lower steering column shrouds.
4. Disconnect both posi-lock harness connectors at the rear of the multi-function switch.
5. Remove multi-function switch mounting screws and remove switch from vehicle.




To Install the new multi-function switch:

Note:
If replacing the multi-function switch, the combination flasher and windshield wiper/washer switch
must be transferred to the new multi-function switch.

1. Remove the two Torx(R) screws retaining the wiper/washer switch, place next to the new
multi-function switch and install two screws.
2. Place switch into place and install mounting screws. Torque multi-function switch to column
retaining screws to 27 inch-lbs. (3 Nm).
3. Connect both posi-lock harness connectors at the rear of the multi-function switch.
4. Install both upper and lower steering column shrouds.
5. Connect the battery negative cable.
6. Close hood.
7. Verify vehicle and system operation.

Mar 15, 2011 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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NEED HOW TO DIAGRAM OR SCHEMATICS FOR INSTALLING NEW SWITCH ASSEMBLY TURN SIGNAL WIPER 1995 FORD F150.


Removal

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable
  1. Remove the steering column shroud
  1. Remove two self-tapping screws that attach the multi-function switch to the steering column tube casting. Disengage multi-function switch from casting.
  1. Disconnect the two electrical connectors, using caution not to damage the locking tabs. Do not damage PRNDL cable.
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Steering Column 2
Screw 3
Multi-Function Switch 4
Wiring to Multi-Function Switch A
Tighten to 2-3 Nm
(18-27 Lb-In)


Installation

  1. Install the two switch electrical connectors to full engagement. The wiring for the switch is to be routed under the PRNDL cable.
  1. Align the mounting holes on multi-function switch with the holes in the steering column tube casting. Install two self-tapping screws making sure to start the screws in the previously tapped holes. Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-27 lb-in).
  1. For automatic transmission (7003), verify that the PRNDL adjustment is correct.
  1. Install the steering column shroud.
  1. NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles or more for powertrain control module to relearn the strategy.
  2. Connect the battery ground cable.
  3. Check the steering column tube for proper operation.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions just ask

Jan 01, 2011 | 1995 Ford F150 Styleside Regular Cab

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2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo, lights come one intermittently, horn came on unexpectedly and wouldn't turn off. How do I fix that?


Lights intermittent can be caused by switch or relay. Try swapping the Low Beam relay with another similar relay (horn relay is a good choice) to see if that resolves it. These relays are in the Junction Block--may be under the hood or in the car but not in the big box by the battery). If this doesn't fix it, the problem is likely the headlamp switch.

Horn coming on is usually caused by a broken switch or stripped wire insulation inside the steering column. You would usually have to take the steering wheel off to fix it, and this requires special tools; however, if the problem happens to be under the steering column shroud, you may be able to fix it without taking off the steering wheel. Take the shroud off and see if you can follow the black/red horn wire. Follow it as far as you can to check for stripped insulation contact with any metal. If you lights switch is bad, you can also change that while you have the shroud off.

Please let me know if you have questions.


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Wand Removal & Installataion

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the knee blocker from the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud.
  4. If the vehicle is equipped with a standard non-tilt steering column, loosen the two upper steering column mounting nuts. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, move the tilt steering column to the fully lowered position.
  5. Remove both the upper and lower shrouds from the steering column.
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Fig. Steering column shroud removal for the Cherokee

  1. Remove the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column.
  2. Remove the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  3. Gently pull the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket away from the steering column far enough to clear the screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  4. Lift the water shield and bracket with the left multi-function switch off of the left side of the steering column far enough to access the two instrument panel wire harness connectors for the left multi-function switch.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch removal.
  5. Disconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors from the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  6. Remove the left multi-function switch and water shield from the steering column as a unit.
  7. Gently and carefully remove the water shield from the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.

To install:
  1. Gently and carefully install the water shield onto the switch by pulling it over the hazard warning switch button and the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  2. Position the left multi-function switch and water shield near its mounts on the steering column as a unit.
  3. Reconnect the two instrument panel wire harness connectors to the left multi-function switch connector receptacles.
  4. Position the left multi-function switch onto its mounts on the left side of the steering column.
    NOTE If the vehicle is equipped with the optional tilt steering column, lifting gently upward on the tilt release lever will provide additional clearance to ease left multi-function switch installation.
  5. Position the lower mounting tab of the multi-function switch water shield bracket to the steering column screw boss below the left multi-function switch control stalk.
  6. Install and tighten the one screw located below the left multi-function switch control stalk that secures the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the steering column.
  7. Tighten the screw to 10 inch lbs. (1.1 Nm).
  8. Install and tighten the two screws that secure the multi-function switch water shield and bracket to the top of the steering column [Tighten the screws to 20 inch lbs. (2.2 Nm)].
  9. Position both the upper and lower shrouds onto the steering column.
  10. Install and tighten the three screws that secure the lower steering column shroud to the upper shroud. Tighten the screws to 18 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  11. If the vehicle is so equipped, tighten the two nuts that secure the non-tilt steering column upper mounting bracket to the dash panel steering column support bracket studs. Tighten the nuts to 200 inch lbs. 22 Nm).
  12. Reinstall the knee blocker onto the instrument panel.
  13. Reconnect the battery negative cable.

Nov 04, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee

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How replace the multifunction switch


NOTE: Wiring for the multi-function switch is routed under the PRNDL cable.

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud.
  3. Remove two screws attaching the multi-function switch to the steering column casting. Disengage multi-function switch from casting.
  4. Disconnect the two electrical connections. Do not damage locking tabs.
INSTALLATION

  1. Install the two electrical connectors to full engagement.
  2. Align the multi-function switch mounting holes with the holes in the steering column casting.
  3. Install two self-tapping screws making sure to start the screws in the previously tapped holes. Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-27 inch lbs.).
  4. For automatic transmission, verify that the PRNDL adjustment is correct.
  5. Install the steering column shroud.
  6. Connect the battery ground cable.
  7. Check the steering column for proper operation.

Oct 27, 2010 | 1997 Ford Aerostar Extended

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99 ford contour hazard flasher unit where is it


Flashers - REPLACEMENT

Turn Signal Flasher
(see Figure 1)

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Fig. 1: The turn signal flasher is located on the multi-function switch in the steering column
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  3. Pull the flasher from the back of the multi-function switch.

To install:
  1. Install a new flasher in the multi-function switch.
  2. Install the column shrouds.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hazard Warning Flasher
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the knee bolster panel from the underside of the driver's side of the instrument panel.
  3. Grasp and pull the flasher from the connector located near the top of the steering column.

To install:
  1. Install a new flasher in the connector.
  2. Install the knee bolster panel.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.

Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

Apr 02, 2010 | Ford Contour Cars & Trucks

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How to replace the multi function switch on my 2004 optima kia...any demonstration/illustrations will be appreciated


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Multi-Function Switch - Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds.

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    Fig. Remove the steering column upper (A) and lower shrouds (B)
  4. Detach the multi-function switch electrical connector(s).

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    Fig. Detach the multi-function switch (A) electrical connector(s)
  5. Remove the 3 bolts, as shown, then remove the multi-function switch assembly (B).
  6. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Remove the 3 bolts, as shown, then remove the multi-function switch assembly (B)

Hope this help (remember rated this post).

Mar 28, 2010 | 2004 Kia Optima

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How do I install headlight switch on 95 mercury tracer?


  • Headlamps Inoperative
  • Fuse.
  • Headlamp switch.
  • Headlamp relay.
  • Circuit.
  • Bulbs.

Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Escort, Tracer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Multi-Function Switch
Removal
  1. stf~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY GROUND CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED PRIOR TO SERVICING OR REPLACING ANY AIR BAG SYSTEM COMPONENTS.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) and wait one minute for the backup power supply to be depleted.
  1. Remove the steering wheel (3600). Refer to Section 11-04 for the removal procedure.
  1. Remove the four screws from the lower steering column shroud (3530).




  1. Remove the ignition switch lock cylinder illumination lamp socket from the lower steering column shroud.
  1. Remove the lower steering column shroud.
  1. Remove the upper steering column shroud.
  1. Disconnect the three multi-function switch electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch screws.
  1. Remove the multi-function switch electrical connectors and the multi-function switch (13K359).

Jan 16, 2009 | 1995 Mercury Tracer

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