Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Combination Switch Assembly

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Combination Switch Assembly

If you experience problems operating the turn signals, headlights, or wipers, you may have to replace the combination switch assembly. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Combination Switch Assembly Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda Civic $114 $44.18 $70.00 24% $151.68
2012 Nissan 370Z $313 $221.95 $91.00 13% $361.70
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $132 $62.38 $70.00 22% $169.88
2008 Cadillac STS $180 $67.84 $112.00 25% $239.84
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 $529 $417.37 $112.00 10% $589.37
2013 Chevrolet Corvette $103 $32.66 $70.00 26% $140.16
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Combination Switch Assembly?

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The combination switch is the electronic switch assembly that controls several vehicle functions. It is most commonly used to control the turn signals, the high and low beam headlights, and wipers. It is usually mounted on the left side of the steering column, where it is easily accessible to the driver. As the combination switch controls several functions that are important to safely operating the vehicle, when it has problems certain features can be disabled, which can cause a compromise in safety. Usually, a bad or failing combination switch will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential problem that needs to be serviced.

1. Problems operating the turn signals

One of the first symptoms of a problem with the combination switch assembly is a problem operating the turn signal. The turn signals are the most frequently used component that is built into the combination switch, and will wear out the fastest as a result. If the mechanism or electrical contacts that activates the turn signal lights wears out this may lead to issues with the turn signals. Worn contacts may cause the turn signal lever to function intermittently, or not at all.

2. Problems operating the headlights

Another symptom of a potential problem with the combination switch are problems operating the headlights. For vehicles with the headlight switch built into the combination switch, if the switch wears out or breaks, it will cause problems with the headlights. A damaged switch may cause the headlights to only work on certain settings, or may not be able to turn them on at all.

3. Problems operating the wipers

Problems operating the wipers are another issue commonly associated with a bad combination switch. If the lever or knob that operates the wipers breaks or becomes worn it will not be able to properly activate the wipers. Depending on the exact problem, the wipers may function intermittently, only on certain settings, or not at all.

The combination switch controls several functions that are important for safely operating the vehicle. For this reason, if your vehicle is displaying any of the symptoms above, have the vehicle inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic. They will be able to determine if your car needs a combination switch assembly replacement.

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Damian

8 years of experience
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Damian
8 years of experience
Damian was very professional. Easy to manage appointment and return (needed additional part proven when he analyzed the electric problem). Contacted me as soon as he had the part to finish the job. Responsive. Clear and very personable. I will request Damian in future.
2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - COMBINATION SWITCH ASSEMBLY - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Joseph

30 years of experience
399 reviews
Joseph
30 years of experience
Altogether, this was a nice experience to have my car serviced at my work site, which saved me time. Joseph was knowledgeable, safety conscience, and patient. I would definitely use his services again.
2004 KIA SPECTRA - COMBINATION SWITCH ASSEMBLY - PLANO, TEXAS

Alex

13 years of experience
382 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
very thorough and great customer service!
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 - COMBINATION SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT - PLANO, TEXAS

Ricardo

8 years of experience
201 reviews
Ricardo
8 years of experience
Very satisfied with service. Thank you.
2002 SATURN L200 - COMBINATION SWITCH ASSEMBLY - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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