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Smoking emergency lights button

ericnord

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Hey everyone,

I just got a call from my wife that as she was driving smoke started to rise from the emergency lights button on the steering column. She says it smells gross, which I assume means like burning plastic. I will look at it when she gets home, but is something that needs to be rushed to the dealer? Is there any chance the bag could deploy?

'97 explorer sport
thanks
-Eric
 






91-Exploder

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No you just need a new 'multi-function switch' which has all the trun/wiper/flasher
controls. The hayes manual has the procedure to replace. part s/b $20 at junkyard
150 or so at dealer
 






RiverRat

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Check out an online ford parts dealer. I think one is a sponsor here. Shoud run you around 60-70 bucks. I'd get a new switch if it were me.
 






Mbrooks420

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I paid $50 at the dealer. They are a common wear item on Explorers.
 






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