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I need to r & r the multi function switch in my steering columm and not sure how to disable the air bag..tks. mike

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Turn off radio first ,then remove negative battery,wait for 20 minutes for the air bags discharged.

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Disconnect the battery terminals and then repeatedly depress the brake pedal 30-40 times in order to drain any remaining power from circuits. once this is done you may proceed with airbag removal.

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I do not believe the selector switch has a replaceable resistor for speed selection. You can try turning your switch to low speed and testing for voltage signal at the wiper motor. If no voltage, turn to high. If voltage, either bad switch or broken wire in harness. Tilt steering wheel up and down with wiper speed on low. If you get any wiper movement, probably broken / shorted wire in steering column. If not, bad multi function selector switch. Switch is in the $200 range plus labor to replace.
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No left turn signal. I want to replace the multi function switch. What are the steps and how dificult?


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Turn Signal Switch REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CAUTION
Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column, and instrument panel disable the SRS. Deville, Eldorado, Seville, and Fleetwood - Early Models
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    2. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) and detach the yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column.
    3. Remove the steering wheel.
    4. Make sure the ignition switch is in the LOCK position to prevent the SIR coil assembly from going off-center.
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  3. Remove the wave washer.
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  5. Remove the shaft lock.
  6. Remove the turn signal canceling cam assembly.
  7. Remove the upper bearing spring, upper bearing inner race seat and inner race.
  8. Move the turn signal switch to the RIGHT TURN position.
  9. On Deville, Fleetwood, and 1990 Eldorado, and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
    1. Make sure the lever is in the OFF position.
    2. Remove the access cover from the steering column housing.
    3. Detach the cruise control wiring connector. Note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
    4. Pull the lever straight out of the turn signal switch.
  10. On Eldorado and Seville, remove the multi-function turn signal lever as follows:
    1. On 1992-93 vehicles, slide the connector cover toward the front of the vehicle.
    2. Unplug the electrical connector. On 1991 vehicles, note the position of the connector when installed in the column.
    3. Push the lever straight in, rotate clockwise 1?4 turn and pull the lever out of the switch.
  11. On Deville, Fleetwood, and Eldorado and Seville, remove the screw, button, spring, and hazard warning switch knob.
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1998 dodge grand caravan turnnig lights don't work. How do i change multifunction switch and where is it? Mac


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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figure 1


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CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the air bag or SIR system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2. In order to disarm the air bag system, allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any removal procedures.
  3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from behind the combination switch.
  5. Remove the mounting screws securing the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar.
  6. Remove the combination switch from the vehicle.

To install:
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  2. Reconnect the electrical connector to the combination switch.
  3. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds and tighten the retaining screws.
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For Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town and Country, Voyager, 2000-2004 check this guide for change Turn Signal Switch:
CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the air bag or SIR system wiring. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.
  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2. In order to disarm the air bag system, allow the system capacitor to discharge for at least 2 minutes, before performing any removal procedures.
  3. Remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector from behind the combination switch.
  5. Remove the mounting screws securing the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar.
  6. Remove the combination switch from the vehicle.

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    Fig. The turn signal (multi-function) switch is attached to the steering column by two screws

To install:
  1. Install the combination switch to the steering column adapter collar. Tighten the combination switch mounting screws.
  2. Reconnect the electrical connector to the combination switch.
  3. Install the upper and lower steering column shrouds and tighten the retaining screws.
  4. Reconnect the negative battery cable and check all functions of the combination switch for proper operation.

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