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Chrysler PT Cruiser Multifunction Turn Signal Switch May Fail

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 82,584 mi (20,000 mi - 245,000 mi)


A defective turn signal lever (multifunction switch) can cause erratic operation of the turn signals and other exterior lights. Depending on the fault, a dead battery could result. Our technicians recommend replacing the failed switch.

  • Blinkers won't turn on sporadically, wipers either won't turn on or stay on. Headlights turn on themselves and won't turn off with switch until I turn the key off. Windshield washers front and rear do not work when everything else is not working.

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  •  Rookie

    No turn signals, no lights, no horn, no windshield wipers. The multi-function switch has been replaced twice in the last 10 miles. The problem keeps occurring. I just filed a vehicle safety complaint at This should be a recall issue and the problem should be covered by the manufacturer.

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  • Visitor, , 61,000 mi

    Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Dealer wanted $400 (!) to replace the switch. I ordered the part and did it myself. Still had to pay the $100 diagnostic fee to the dealer (ridiculous, given how common the problem is), but I still saved $200.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    Parking lights came on while setting in the sun running batter down. Dealer could not find. I told them to Chang the one piece light switch out. It turned out the by metal inside was heating up an turning the parking lights on. Problem solved. Part cost $98.00 easy to replace. Dealer will charge $$$$$$$$

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Faulty turn signal switch that left running lights on and drained battery. Found out that the turn switch was failing and caused the problems.

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  •  Rookie

    I would put the turn signal on & it would work for about 2 seconds before automatically disengaging itself. To turn left I had to hold the turn signal in place & it would sporadically work. The right turn didn't work at all.

    I could turn on the hazards lights & saw that my signals were working (indicators inside, light bulbs outside) so it came down to the turn signal switch. Ordered the part online (Under $60 w/fog lights, without costs more), & watched the following video:

    Which helped me replace the part myself & save $$$!

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  • Visitor, , 245,000 mi

    Fog-lights would turn on even when switch was in the 'off' position. after the battery went dead a few times, we just disconnected the switch. the fog-light dash indicator still comes on to say they are 'on' but since they are disconnected there's not a draw on the battery to make it die.

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    My PT has had this problem for a long time. The worst part of it is the radio indication lights go out and the horn will not work unless the steering wheel is hit a certain way. I have also had this switch replaced at least one before while it was covered. No horn is a safety issue!

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