Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Combination Switch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 and 2

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



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Fig. Fig. 1: Components of the combination switch

  1. Set the steering wheel and the front wheels to the straight ahead position.
  2.  


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.

  1. Disarm the air bag system, as described in Chassis Electrical .
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering column lower cover retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the lower section of the instrument cluster hood for clearance, as necessary.
  6.  
  7. Remove the steering column upper cover.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the combination switch mounting screws

  1. Remove the combination switch mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Unfasten the switch's wiring connectors.
  4.  
  5. Lift the switch upward to remove.
  6.  

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.

To install:
  1. Install the combination switch.
  2.  
  3. Attach the wiring connectors.
  4.  
  5. Install the combination switch mounting screws and tighten to 20 inch lbs. (2.3 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. Arm the air bag system, as described in Chassis Electrical .
  10.  
  11. Test the switch functions.
  12.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figure 3

  1. Set the steering wheel and the front wheels to the straight ahead position.
  2.  


CAUTION
The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing the steering wheel. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bags, resulting in unnecessary system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Disarm the air bag system, as described in Chassis Electrical .
  2.  
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4.  


CAUTION
When carrying a live air bag, make sure the bag and trim cover are pointed away from the body. In the unlikely event of an accidental deployment, the bag will then deploy with minimal chance of injury. When placing a live air bag on a bench or other surface, always face the bag and trim cover up, away from the surface. This will reduce the motion of the module if it is accidentally deployed.

  1. Remove the lower steering column cover and the column pad.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper steering column cover.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the clock spring/combination switch assembly retaining screws and electrical connectors, then remove the complete assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 4 retaining screws and separate the clock spring from the combination switch.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Combination (column) switch removal

To install:
  1. Attach the clock spring to the combination switch with the 4 retaining screws.
  2.  
  3. Attach the electrical connectors and install the clock spring/combination switch assembly and secure it with the 2 retaining screws
  4.  
  5. Install the upper steering column cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the column pad and the lower steering column cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the steering wheel and air bag module.
  10.  
  11. Arm the air bag system, as described in Chassis Electrical .
  12.  
  13. Check the switch for proper operation.
  14.  

 
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