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Old 19 Aug 2012, 11:07 am
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I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a new Multi-Function switch from a place on Ebay motors to replace mine, which hasn't been working for almost a year now. It only cost me $64.00, with free shipping.

The hardest part about the whole process of replacing it was unplugging the large harness connector from my old one. I pulled up the red tab, but the connector was pretty tight, and it was kind of hard to get my Mr.Goodwrench-sized hands in there to unplug the harness. Once I got it disconnected though, it was a piece of cake to replace. I'm going to replace the stock foglamp bulbs with equivalents from HIR Headlights 9011 9012 bulbs.

I've used their HIR (halogen infrared reflecting) headlamps before in other vehicles and the illumination they provide is so much better than the stock ones. They're $24.95 each, and you have to trim the center tab on the back of the lamp base, so they'll fit. They mark the portion of the tab that you have to trim away for you, so there's no guesswork involved. Just thought I'd mention the website, in case any of you want to check ot out.

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Old 19 Aug 2012, 11:50 am
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I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy a new Multi-Function switch from a place on Ebay motors to replace mine, which hasn't been working for almost a year now. It only cost me $64.00, with free shipping.

The hardest part about the whole process of replacing it was unplugging the large harness connector from my old one. I pulled up the red tab, but the connector was pretty tight, and it was kind of hard to get my Mr.Goodwrench-sized hands in there to unplug the harness. Once I got it disconnected though, it was a piece of cake to replace. I'm going to replace the stock foglamp bulbs with equivalents from HIR Headlights 9011 9012 bulbs.

I've used their HIR (halogen infrared reflecting) headlamps before in other vehicles and the illumination they provide is so much better than the stock ones. They're $24.95 each, and you have to trim the center tab on the back of the lamp base, so they'll fit. They mark the portion of the tab that you have to trim away for you, so there's no guesswork involved. Just thought I'd mention the website, in case any of you want to check ot out.

Steve
There is a how to repair on the switch. Those who have done it have expressed that it is a final fix for this issue.
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Yes, I've seen the repair thread. I didn't really want to screw around with taking it apart to fix it, as I just got back from being out of town for training for my job for 3 weeks. I just wanted to get it replaced and be done with it.
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Yes, I've seen the repair thread. I didn't really want to screw around with taking it apart to fix it, as I just got back from being out of town for training for my job for 3 weeks. I just wanted to get it replaced and be done with it.
Keep the old one just encase the other one fails prematurely.
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Old 19 Aug 2012, 02:17 pm
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Good idea. Once I get some spare time, I can tear into the old one and take the time to do the repair. Then I can hang onto it for future use, if ever needed.
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