Replacing the Multifunction Headlight/Wiper/Turn Signal Switch on My 1997 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
Posted by Russell Wright on June 19, 2010
If you find that your fog lights don’t work on your Chrysler/Dodge car, you might find it is due to the failure of the multifunction switch assembly. This is the piece that has your turn signals, headlights and wiper switches on it. It’s a massive switch! It looks like you’re replacing way more than you need to (which is probably true).
Before your replace this switch, make sure and check that your fog lights aren’t burned out and you don’t have a fuse problem. If those things check out, you probably have a worn out fog light switch. If you’re like me and turn your fog lights on almost all the time, then after 13 years it could just be plain worn out!
I purchased my replacement switch on eBay from ReplacementAutoParts for $77.72 + $3.99 shipping. I was concerned that the quality might not be very good, but it is impossible to tell any difference from the original I removed. And, since the dealer wanted about $225 for the same switch, I figure I can buy three of these and have a lifetime supply for the same cost. The quality feels like the original too, after it’s installed.
The removal/installation process is really easy. It will take you about 15 minutes.
First, lower your steering wheel. Then, remove the two screws that hold the shroud on the steering column. The two phillips screws are located on the bottom side of the shroud. After the shroud is removed, there are two phillips screws that attach the switch assembly. Remove these and then move the switch up so you can detach the two connectors on the back side of the assembly. The connectors have squeeze locks that you need to release as you wiggle them loose. You can see where they connect in the following pictures.
As they say in the manual, reverse the process for installation.