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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler PT Cruiser Multifunction Turn Signal Switch May Fail
Chrysler PT Cruiser Problem
Average Mileage: 82,030 mi (20,000 mi - 245,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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.
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 Safercar.gov. This should be a recall issue and the problem should be covered by the manufacturer.
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 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 $$$$$$$$
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 61,000 mi
Turn signals, windsheild wipers, headlights, nothing would work on switch.
Visitor, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 60,000 mi
no head lights, blinkers or inside cab light, fixed by replacing multifunction switch but now its doing it again and lo and behold I take the ebrake off they all work!
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 62,000 mi
turn signal switch went bad made fog lights stay on drained battery . removed fog light fuse was able to keep battery charged an drive till part came in easy fix!
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 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.
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 87,000 mi
Turn signals wiper high beams won't work. Hazards lights will work.
Visitor, 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 45,000 mi
Headlights stay on when vehicle is running, no highbeams, no turn signals, no dashboard dimming function. Hazards still work.