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Unread 10-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #16
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The only recommendation I would have is to get one from the stealership. I installed three aftermarket ones before I got one from Jeep. The aftermarket ones weren't cancelling properly. The one from Jeep was about the same price IIRC.

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Unread 10-17-2009, 12:45 AM   #17
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I have priced them. the cheapest is actually from that rockauto site. The second cheapest is oddly, the stealership. Sad times as the nearest one is 2 hours away. But thanks so much for the helpful notes!
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Unread 10-17-2009, 11:41 AM   #18
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I have priced them. the cheapest is actually from that rockauto site. The second cheapest is oddly, the stealership. Sad times as the nearest one is 2 hours away. But thanks so much for the helpful notes!
If I can't get something locally, I get tend to get it from RockAuto. They're great a parts company. I bought the cheapest one they had, and it worked fine while I had it. That being said, I just learned a hard lesson about buying cheap thermostats. If you can live with possibly having to do it twice, start with the cheap part.

For reference, I was replacing the factory module on a '98 TJ with 50K miles on it. I have to admit to being rather surprised that the factory module only made it 50K miles...but, I have no idea how crazy the previous owner was getting with the turn signals...maybe he sat in his driveway pretending to drive for hours on end or something.
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Unread 10-21-2009, 12:44 AM   #19
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THANKS so much for this writeup - just got my switch from rockauto (where I always order, actually). Gotta love 5% off coupons they have posted up too, heh. Just google "rock auto coupon" and it'll be one of the first results, or sign up for their mailing list - which is also awesome cuz they post up closeouts. Got a pair of rotors for $10 a few months ago, and front pads for $5 LOL...brand name stuff too!

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Unread 11-22-2009, 05:10 PM   #20
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this writeup is spot on,very good it took somewhat less time(20 min.)good job!thanks.i also had to carry my first switch back to autozone for not canceling on left turns.it was a autozone duralast packaging.guess what?my replacement also from autozone(duralast packaging)had a big ole chrysler corp.pentastar embossed on the switch imagine that!the only difference was the second one had some grease on the switch where the canceling device is,it was lubricated.before you install one make sure its lubed.that is probbaly why they don't work rite
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Unread 11-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #21
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This worked great!!! I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport. Only difference was I did not have the bottom T15 screw. Also I was able to push the tilt lever toward the dash without having to remove the cable to get the switch out.

ps...I was able to get one T15 screw loose with a 7/16 allen, but in the end, I needed to stop at the store to get the T15 screw driver. Give the 7/16 a try but be very careful not to strip the screw.

Thanks Again!

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Unread 11-30-2009, 03:04 AM   #22
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I have the same issue with my jeep...lol.....turn the left turn signal on and my hazards lites flash....i had ppl coming up to me at stop lites asking me if i had problems and i was like wtf are u talking about...then 1 day i got out and looked for myself.....couldnt believe my eyes seeing that......nice write up on this...going to be my next project soon
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Unread 11-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #23
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my jeep is a wrangler,fix is the same
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Unread 12-12-2009, 08:32 AM   #24
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"you have to pop off the black plastic on the ignition."

1. You don't have to remove the key cylinder? The black gizmo pops off?

2. After doing mine I now have a rubbing sound when I have the tilt steering wheel adjusted all the way up. Does not sound mechanical, sounds like a housing or shroud rubbing. Goes away if I pull the steering wheel towards me. Does not move hardly at all, just a tiny bit. But it stops rubbing on whatever is rubbing. Any ideas?
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Unread 12-18-2009, 12:47 AM   #25
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"you have to pop off the black plastic on the ignition."

1. You don't have to remove the key cylinder? The black gizmo pops off?

2. After doing mine I now have a rubbing sound when I have the tilt steering wheel adjusted all the way up. Does not sound mechanical, sounds like a housing or shroud rubbing. Goes away if I pull the steering wheel towards me. Does not move hardly at all, just a tiny bit. But it stops rubbing on whatever is rubbing. Any ideas?
1. Nope, the black part pops right off, no need to pull the key cylinder on 97+ XJs. Not sure about other models but I would bet it is the same.

2. No idea.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 10:00 PM   #26
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Thanks. I just always am hesitant about plastic parts that are suppose to pop off on a 1997 vehicle. Popping the starter switch solenoid out is easy.

Fixed rubbing sound. It was the small u-joint at bottom of column. Part of what I did was reattach/arrange the rubber like shroud around the steering column housing. It was keeping the steering column from going all the way up. Once positioned correctly the column was able to go up a bit further which then changed the angle enough on the u-joint that it started the rubbing sound. It was probably dry for some time. Cleaned and lubed the u-joint and now no rubbing sound.

I however just did the turn signal again. The one I bought, a Borg Warner one, and put in less than a week ago failed. The head lights/high beam function stopped working and lights would not come on unless holding the high beams on manually. I am finding folks who say bite the bullet and buy Mopar and you'll be happier in the long run might have a point.

New switch in, lights working fine, but gotta wonder if this new Borg Warner switch is going to fail too.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #27
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Thanks man, straight to the point. I can't believe how often these switches fail.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 09:07 AM   #28
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just replaced mine and same problems, going to the dealer ship for the part. i bought an aftermarket one.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 09:11 AM   #29
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awesome write up, just did this with mine.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #30
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could it be that i need to replace my flasher? sorry to thread jack here
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