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Unread 10-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Lights won't come on/wipers turn on (Video inside)

This is getting worse it seems.

Sometimes when I press my unlock button on the remote, the truck unlocks but headlights don't come on like usual.

Now everytime I jump in my truck, and have my headlight switched to the AUTO or ON position, my gauges click, flicker, and my wipers magically turn on. On top of that, my headlights will not turn on so I can't drive at night.

When this was happening I turned the headlight switch to OFF, and kind of pushed the stick a bit to wiggle it around some and then back to AUTO and everything worked as normal.

So should I start with replacing the turn signal stick assembly? Battery tested fine, but under a load test i'm somehow draining 5.97A.

As of right now i'm kind of hoping someone else has been down this track, but if not I plan on having the dealer diagnose it.

THANKS FOR ANY INPUT!

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Unread 10-13-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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I'd vote for calling the parts department, make sure they have the multi function switch in stock, and then just tell the stealership to replace it without diagnosing. This was my route when the turn signals acted up; did not have time to even check if I could replace it myself much less the time to do it....
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Unread 10-13-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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I'd vote for calling the parts department, make sure they have the multi function switch in stock, and then just tell the stealership to replace it without diagnosing. This was my route when the turn signals acted up; did not have time to even check if I could replace it myself much less the time to do it....
I agree, i'm confident that's the red flag here.

Mind if I ask round about what it cost you? Obviously my dealer may be more/less due to locations.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Can anyone please help me locate the left side multi-switch
(Turn signal/headlight bar).

I have AUTO headlights and a fog light switch as well. I'm at work and i'm not finding much on my phone, atleast anything under $150.

Rockauto had one, but e-mailed me saying out of stock. It was only $55.

Thanks
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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Replaced multi-switch and everything's working great.

Even the steering wheel audio controls came back to normal. So that turn-signal stick causes quite a few issues. Also my gauges aren't going nuts anymore, but that didn't always happen, i'm still thinking ignition switch there.
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