How to replace a combination switch assembly?
A faulty combination switch assembly will need to be replaced, not repaired. The combination switch assembly is found in the steering column and connects to the turn signal lever via a series of wires.
Once the combination switch assembly is identified as the issue, your mechanic will disconnect the battery and remove the steering column trim panels. The old switch assembly will be removed and replaced with a new one. The steering column trim will then be reinstalled and the battery reconnected
A road test will help confirm all of the affected components are working again, and that your car is safe to return to the road
How do I know if I need to replace my combination switch assembly?
If you have a faulty combination switch assembly, the connected components will be affected:
- You might not be able to use yourturn signals
- You will lose the ability to switch on yourhigh beams
- You may have problemsoperating your headlightsoradjusting the settings
- You may lose the ability toactivate your front and rear windshield wipers
The exact functions controlled by the combination switch assembly will vary based on the make and model of your car. Of course, this will affect the symptoms that you experience if your combination switch assembly fails.
How important is it to replace a faulty combination switch assembly?
It is important to replace a broken combination switch assembly as soon as you can. Failing to replace it can lead to traffic tickets or increased accident risk since you would lose the ability to signal turns.
Additionally, without a functioning combination switch assembly, you wouldn’t be able to drive at night since you wouldn’t have control over your headlights.
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