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Old 24 Jun 2016, 11:35 am
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LOL, ""What did HE do that for?"
Ha.

I hope I put them back on (the clips ) but I honestly can't remember.
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Old 30 Jun 2016, 08:20 am
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I went to the junk yard yesterday, and pulled a Multi-function switch from the only PT Cruiser in the yard with fog lights (a 2001 PT Cruiser Limited). The part number shows as a different number, but they matched identically otherwise. For $20 cash (and a hour and a half in the yard hunting/removing), it was in great shape so I took a chance it would resolve my Multi-switch issue.

I installed it when I got home, and woooola - a functioning set of lights (low and high beam), turn signals, emergency lights, and WOHOO....... fog lights with the fog light indicator lighting up on the cluster also. Problem RESOLVED.
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Old 22 Oct 2017, 12:59 pm
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2006 PT Cruiser Left hand (turn signals and lights) Multi-switch replacement. I thought I would pipe in here because I just changed my 2006 multi-switch. I started to follow KC's instructions and realized that those instructions must be for a different year model. Actually, the 2006 is much easier to change. It is best to have the column all the way up and the seat all the way back. There are the two Philips head screws on the bottom like KC describes, but there is also a third screw on the bottom in the middle. It is a torx, not sure what number, but pretty small. No screws on the top required to get the covers off. No need to mess around with the right side multi-switch or the ignition switch. The left side multi-switch is held in by a single Philips head screw that enters from the left and is parallel to the ground. Remove that screw and then slide the switch out far enough to clear the plastic guide on the column and then position it to remove the small harness from the back and the larger one from the right. Unit is clear and it only remains to install the new one by the reverse process. There is no little red tab to deal with on the 2006.
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2006 PT Cruiser Left hand (turn signals and lights) Multi-switch replacement. I thought I would pipe in here because I just changed my 2006 multi-switch. I started to follow KC's instructions and realized that those instructions must be for a different year model. Actually, the 2006 is much easier to change. It is best to have the column all the way up and the seat all the way back. There are the two Philips head screws on the bottom like KC describes, but there is also a third screw on the bottom in the middle. It is a torx, not sure what number, but pretty small. No screws on the top required to get the covers off. No need to mess around with the right side multi-switch or the ignition switch. The left side multi-switch is held in by a single Philips head screw that enters from the left and is parallel to the ground. Remove that screw and then slide the switch out far enough to clear the plastic guide on the column and then position it to remove the small harness from the back and the larger one from the right. Unit is clear and it only remains to install the new one by the reverse process. There is no little red tab to deal with on the 2006.
Thanks for the info

This is the MFS, where I have placed the arrow is that where the single screw is that you said holds in the switch?

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Old 09 Nov 2017, 02:25 pm
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YES. That's it.
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 03:55 pm
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I finally got my wiper switch off of the 2006 PT Cruiser. Already had the handle with the broken ribbon cable. Now the two parts are in my hand.

A Sticker on this right side of the steering wheel switch says 212842323

When I search on parts houses it wants to know my engine model

8 2.4L MFI Turbo DOHC
B 2.4L MFI DOHC
E 2.4L MFI Turbo DOHC
G 2.4L MFI Turbo DOHC
S 2.4 MFI Turbo DOHC
X 2.4L FI DOHC

I looked under hood, but couldn't see a sticker with those numbers.

And when I go to auto parts there are 4 or 5 choices depending on engine.

Its a 4 door Hardtop

Where do I look for engine model?
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Old 16 Dec 2017, 04:58 pm
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Went by the dealer with the VIN

Printout says Engine is a EDZ-2.4L 4 Cal DOHC 1V SMPI Engine.

So what choice is that above.

And the part # for that wiper switch is 68003215AD, and from reading a listing online, that part could be in a lot of post 2006 Cruisers, Jeeps, and other Chrysler products.

Junk yard, should be possible, if I am lucky
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I think the eighth digit in the VIN is for the engine.
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Old 28 Jul 2019, 12:52 pm
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Noticed this forum on the fog lights not working. Ive had this problem with every PT Ive owned, and found an easy fix. Instead of replacing the multi-function switch, it can be repairs with simple tools, and about 15 minutes.
It is a bad design on the fog light switch portion of the multi-function switch. It heats up and melts either on or off.
Take out the multi-function switch and take it inside. Remove the relay from the back, then unscrew the back piece, that has only 2 screws. There are a few clips around the outside that you have to unclip. That piece will pull out. Now you can see the inside. There are 2 parts to fixing this. On the piece you just removed, there will be a "U" shaped metal spring loaded piece on the inside that is stuck. It has melted! you just have to take it off, and clean it up so it moves freely again.
Next you have to take off the inside layer of the MF switch. Remove the white slide piece, and unscrew the piece that is covering what below it. Leave the small white piece in place, but dont knock it out. Under that piece you will see the turn signal arm coming into the unit. If you turn the fog lights on you will bee the white piece that it makes pop in and out, by just a fraction. The end of this will sometimes melt to. You have to tip it all the way up and unclip it. Then clean it up, and if necessary put a drop of epoxy on the tip to build it up again. Once thats dry, put it all back together, and the MF is fixed.
Works every time, although sometimes you have to build up or remove some material from the pop up piece to get it just right.
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