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Old 03 May 2021, 04:43 pm
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Hey Y'all!

So, I think I need a new multifunction switch. I was on the way to work this morning when I noticed tiny little whisps of smoke coming from the hole that the turn signal stalk goes into. They eventually went away, and everything seemed to work totally fine. However, once I eventually got to work I noticed that the fog lights would not turn off. To prevent battery drain, I just pulled the fog light fuse, but when I went to drive home, they wouldn't come on again, even after I put the fuse back.

I'm assuming I need a new switch, even though everything else still works. How hard is the steering column disassembly, and do I have to disable the airbag?
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Old 03 May 2021, 08:27 pm
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The MFS isn't that difficult to remove. (1) disconnect negative battery terminal. (2)With a long shaft Phillips screwdriver remove rear steering cover by accessing the connector screws located in the deep bottom holes in the lower steering cover. (3)There is a snap connection on the cover seam, press to separate the two pieces. (4)Once cover is off, removed two top MFS screws and the (5)screws attaching the washer switch to the MFS. They're separate units. (6)Drop column enough to lift MFS enough to access plug. To remove, push red plug safety bar to open. Remove plug. (7)Lift MFS up and out. (8)Remove flasher unit. (9) Install flasher unit on new MFS. (10) Reverse procedure, install new MFS.

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Old 04 May 2021, 01:33 pm
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switch isn't too hard to remove and replace. Also not hard to repair the little ramp that turns the fogs on/off, but if you saw/smelled smoke might need to replace the assembly...

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