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Turn Signal / Blinker Switch Replacement 97 Sport

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by John Tisdale, December 17, 2004.

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    1. John Tisdale

      John Tisdale New Member

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      The blinker switch in the steering column is arching about half the time when I use the left hand turn signal (but not the right hand signal). The dealer advises it is probably the switch in the column and wants close to $200 to replace it.

      Anyone have any experience with this type of problem? Is it easy to dis-assemble and get to, i.e., with some patience, is it the type of repair I can do myself?

      jt
       
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      alphabets13 Well-Known Member

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      this sounds like the multi-function switch. it's basically the turn signal/wipers handle. it's only about $50 or so and very easy to do yourself. thats what i would suggest.
       
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      I replaced the multifunction switch on my '96 Explorer. It's not difficult at all. Once you start taking it off, you'll see what else needs to come off. I think I had to take the top part of the steering wheel off. Use the wheel tilt to ease taking and putting the new one on. Good luck!
       

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