Multifunction switch - REPAIR it don't replace it!!!!
Recently I lost all turn signals and hazards. Se my post here: http://forums.thedieselstop.com/ubbthrea...rue#Post2867365
So the concensus was the multifunction switch was bad. So last night I removed it and was planning on going to Napa today to buy a new one ($60). But I still couldn't bring myself to beleive that it could be bad. The truck only has 95,000 miles and what really is there to break inside?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
Since I had already planned on buying a new one, I figured I'd take mine apart - what did I have to lose? Upon disassembly, everything looked fine, nothing broken. However the copper connections were discolored and just slightly corroded. So I cleaned off all the dielectric grease (it's everywhere inside there) and rubbed all of the copper connections with steel wool until they were all bright and shiny copper. I dissembled everything, which is fairly self explanatory once your into it. Cleaned them all up, sprayed it down with contact cleaner and blew it all out with an air hose to remove all the filings, etc... Slathered everything with dielectric grease and reassembled it. It's kind of a little puzzle getting it all back together, so pay attention while disassembling. Plugged it back in and wha - la!!! Everything works great!!! Turn signals and hazards work flawlessly!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
I'm so excited!! Partly because I saved $60, but mainly because I figured something out that everybody just dismisses as bad and buys a new one. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] So don't throw yours out, just take it apart and clean it up. Unless you really want to part with $60, and in that case, just send it to me and I'll fix it and take your $60!!! The only downside to the whole thing is I don't get a new red hazard button to replace my faded one. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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