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Old 01-24-2017, 01:07 PM
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Multifunctional Switch repair

Thank you so much for this article!! Just saved me a few dollars repairing my own..just failed the wiper contact in the bottom position when in the off mode..yes had to fix, but just added to the lesson..now my headlight return to dim every time I use...glad I could fix myself! Thanks again!

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Thanks man ....... you just saved me 140 bucks (CDN) !!! Owe ya one ...
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On my '05 the wipers would occasionally cycle once when I opened the driver's door. Go figure. Then, suddenly, the intermittent wipers wouldn't work at all. I tested the resistance (ohms) on each multi-function switch setting per the factory service manual. Each setting tested within the specified ohms range, except for the "off" setting. My multi-meter was not sensitive enough to read resistance that high and assumed it was infinite.

Regardless, I bought a new switch on ebay for USD$45 as the only bidder after waiting a week for the auction to time out (Dodge dealer wanted $100). Now, all the multi-function switch functions are back to normal, and I haven't had the wipers cycle when I open the door.

One has to wonder at the all the data and related logic circulating around in the can-bus network. That baby must be the prototype for the "Matrix."

I wish I'd seen this post earlier about cleaning the contacts, et al. It might have saved me $45. I saw those torx screws as i tossed the old switch into the dust bin and I should have dug into it further for a possible repair.
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