Combo Switch Fix
Recently something weird started happening. Once in a a while when I would use my turn signal my head lights would blink and I would hear the click of a solenoid comming somewhere behind my glove box. I did a little research and found out that this is a somewhat common issue. The combination switch (the switch that operates the turn signals and hi/low beams) isnt making a good electrical connection. Some people said to clean the contacts and others said to bend the little tabs to put more pressure on the contacts. Mine was rather dirty so I cleaned it.
*Do this at your own risk! I am not responsible for anything you damage*
DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY FIRST!
First thing is first. You need to get into the steering column. Start off with the phillips head screw in the middle of the plastic on the bottom of the steering column. This allows you to pull the bottom piece off, its also held on by little plastic clips.
After the bottom piece is off you can access the two screws holding the top piece on.
The switch comes out after removing two screws and the wiring harness.
Now we take apart the switch. The clear plastic piece unclips.
Take out the two screws at the top along with the little wiring harness. I found it best to use a small screw driver to pry up the black plastic strip that keeps the plug from coming out. Careful that you dont break it.
The white plastic section comes up and you revile the contacts. You can see the three round ones that are surrounded by black stuff. Originally when I opened up the switch there was lots more black grease. These pictures were taken after I removed most of the blackened grease. I did not replace the grease I removed as I didnt know what to use.
Reverse the instructions and you should be able to use your turn signals without your head lights flickering (or turning off for those with HID’s). Mine has been working perfectly for the past two weeks. Your mileage may vary but if cleaning the switch didnt fix your problem its time to order a new switch.
Still no problems!