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Old 03 Sep 2009, 09:19 pm
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my tach lights and half my spedo lights are out. how big of a pain are they to changeout, also i have a light that stays on 24/7. its on my fuel gauge pod and it looks like a pic of a headlight with 3 squigly lines in front of it. what is it and why does it never go off?
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 06:31 am
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I take it you don't have an owners manual. They're cheap and you can pick them up on eBay and filled with useful information.

It's a PITA to change lights inside the guage pods. We have a sticky that shows you step by step how to take apart the dash to change the bulbs. It's on the top of the Tech & Performance section of this forum.

If you have that "squiggly light" on ALL the time, your fog lights are also on ALL the time. If you battery isn't going dead, then the owner before you has probably taken the fog lights out or removed the No#8 fuse. What this means is that your Multi-function stalk on the steering column (controls turn signals, headlights and fog lights) has burnt out. Keep an eye out for and tell-tale signs of smoke. The stalk (switch) is extremely hard to find at the Chrysler dealer right now because so many of them have burnt out.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 07:31 am
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The muiltiswitch is real easy to change out. Theres two screws(phillips) holding the plastic cover on. The screws are on the bottom. After you pull the cover off there is two screws(torx) on the top take those out and the assembly is loose. There is two plugs on the back to disconnect, make sure you pull the red tabs back before you try to pull them out. Put the new one in and put it back together. It took under a half hour to do. Good luck! Thanks quicksilverdon for helping me before with info. I just changed mine out two days ago. Mine haven't worked since I got mine two months ago. Now they do.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 01:15 pm
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The muiltiswitch is real easy to change out. Theres two screws(phillips) holding the plastic cover on. The screws are on the bottom. After you pull the cover off there is two screws(torx) on the top take those out and the assembly is loose. There is two plugs on the back to disconnect, make sure you pull the red tabs back before you try to pull them out. Put the new one in and put it back together. It took under a half hour to do. Good luck! Thanks quicksilverdon for helping me before with info. I just changed mine out two days ago. Mine haven't worked since I got mine two months ago. Now they do.
Make sure that you change the blinker relay also. The one I got did not have one and there was no info to transfer from one to another.
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Old 04 Sep 2009, 08:30 pm
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thanks guys for the info,ill be tackleing that task over this nice 3 day weekend as i detail and shine my cruiser up! have a good weekend and thanks again guys
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