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Multifunction Switch a DIY job?

Just wondering if replacing the multifunction switch on a 99 ranger is a DIY job or not? Any links to instructions for doing so would be awesome.
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definately...remove the 3 screws on the bottom steering wheel trim, remove the bezel around the ignition lock cylinder, remove tilt wheel lever if equipped, remove the upper and loser covers, remove the torx bolts on the switch, unplug the connector...now read these backwards and then you are done
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damn i gotta take one at the jy today lol keep forgetting
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Sweet! Thanks
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You were absolutely correct. It is about a 15 minute job. Thanks again.
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Nevermind ha thanks Tored

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Justie FTW!
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what is the multifuction switch?
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what is the multifuction switch?
Turn signal, high beam ,windshield wiper/washer and hazard flashers. The switch to the left of the steering wheel.
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oh. that's what it's called? i thought it was just called a turn signal stock. but now that i think about it, it's pretty multi functional right?
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for some reason i remember it being a harder job when i had to change out the one on my grand prix. maybe its cuz i was young abd broke almost every clip on the plastic covering over the steering column hahaha
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oh. that's what it's called? i thought it was just called a turn signal stock. but now that i think about it, it's pretty multi functional right?
yeah...it's that goofy *** bent handle on the left of the steering column. Mines nicer since it's not bent and uncomfortable! lol.
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WW permanently ON after replacing switch

So, it was more of a wrestling match than I'd anticipated getting the top shroud off the steering column which I thought was necessary but apparently was not.

Installed the new switch, checked the turn signals & hazards, all was well.

This morning, turned on the windshield wipers to clear frost... and that's it, they took half a second to start (unusual) and so I'd cranked them up to top speed, and once they got there they wouldn't stop. The sorcerer's apprentice, windshield-wiper version.

Is this a faulty switch or did I some how tweak the connecters in some unhappy way when prying them off the old switch?

I was so happy at completing this repair by myself (first one), albeit with a couple of borrowed tools. Not so happy today.

Help?
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I would guess that you got a faulty one
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It may be faulty but another cause would be an incorrect resistor for the wipers. Ford uses the same MFS on a lot of cars and trucks but with a different resistor.

It's not hard to swap out just have to disassemble the stalk and swap the disc and wiring over ( have to desolder the connectors) then reinstall.

I have done a few swapping town car MFS into Rangers
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