2012-02-13 21:15:04 UTC
column-mounted, and multi-function, running the headlights and turn
On low beams, it is okay, -- but push the lever forward to activate
the high-beams and you have no headlights, and the high-beam indicator
light doesn't light either.
The switch is expenive, about $200 give or take, plus the considerable
hassle of changing it (dealing with airbag, taking apart column,
figuring out how to do all that etc).
Meanwhile, the old floor mounted dimmer switches are about 15 bucks.
It is tempting to just hook one of those into the system instead, just
take the cordless drill and use a couple self-tapping hex-head screws to
mount it onto the floor. It would be faster, and way cheaper and
Per the wiring diagram, it looks pretty straightforward to cut the
wires running to the stalk switch and run them to the new switch (may
have to lengthen them of course).
This is my basic run-around car that nobody else is likely to ever own.
Fifteen bucks versus ten times that much, and a half hour versus ???
(and risk of breaking something else etc).
Anyone see any reason not to do this?