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It is the switch on your steering column that runs the turn signals hazers high and low beams and wipers. The big lever that you use to turn your turn signals on is part of the switch and is replaced when you replace the multifunction switch. It is the whole thing.

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

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  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
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