Avenger, Sebring Coupe, Stratus Coupe, 1999-2006

Multi-Function (Combination) Switch

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Removal & Installataion



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper steering column cover.
     
    Multi-function switch mounting screws
     

  6.  
  7. Disconnect wire connectors.
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  9. Lift the switch straight up to remove.
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To install:

  1. For installation, reverse the above procedures.
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  3. Tighten multi-function switch to column retaining screws to 20 in. lbs. (2.3 Nm)
  4.  
  5. Tighten steering column cover retaining screws to 17 in. lbs. (2 N)
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Bezel from the instrument cluster
     
    Upper and lower column covers
     
    Turn signal/lighting switch
     
    Windshield wiper/washer switch
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Windshield wiper/washer switch
     
    Turn signal/lighting switch
     
    Upper and lower column covers
     
    Bezel from the instrument cluster
     

  2.  

Should any function of the switch fail, the entire switch assembly must be replaced.

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Fig. Components of the multi-function switch

  1. Set the steering wheel and the front wheels to the straight ahead position.
    CAUTION
    The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before working around the steering column. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bags, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

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  3. Disable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), disarming the system.
  4.  
  5. Remove the steering column lower cover retaining screws.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the lower section of the instrument cluster hood for clearance, as necessary.
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  9. Remove the steering column upper cover.

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    Fig. Remove the multi-function switch mounting screws

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  11. Remove the multi-function switch mounting screws.
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  13. Disconnect the wiring connectors from the multi-function switch.
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  15. Lift the multi-function switch upward to remove.
    NOTE
    The turn signal flasher and hazard warning flasher are combined into one unit called a combination flasher (combo-flasher). An inoperative or incomplete turn signal circuit will result in an increase in flasher speed. The flasher, which is serviced separately from the switch, is mounted to the back of the multi-function (combination) switch. The flasher is black in color for ease of identification.

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To install:

  1. Install the multi-function switch.
  2.  
  3. Attach the wiring connectors.
  4.  
  5. Install the multi-function switch mounting screws and tighten to 20 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the steering column covers as follows:
    1. Install the upper cover onto the steering column.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the lower part of the instrument cluster hood.
    4.  
    5. Install the lower steering column cover retaining screws and tighten to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Enable the SIR system. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System), arming the system.
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  11. Test the switch functions.
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