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Old 01-11-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Default 2003 WRX - Turn signal switch issues - dash lights die when used.

Hello NASIOC,

I have an odd issue and I thought I'd pass it by everyone here as I cannot find an answer.

2003 WRX 100,300 miles. I knew something would happen after I hit 100k miles, lol.

Today while driving in the dark my dash lights would short out when I used my left turn signal. On the right signal, nothing. On the left I would lose dash lights as it blinked in an out.

When I got to work I turned off my headlights and it did the same. I had my buddies check my lights and they all worked outside - blinkers,tails, heads, etc. Odd that all of the sudden I developed this out of the blue.

History tells me that I have a bad combo switch. But before I venture down that path (and I have searched) I thought I'd ask any of you old Bugeye owners if this is something you have encountered?!

The other scary thing is that my research shows a combo switch that requires the removal of the steering wheel? Anyone know that to be true for a 2003?

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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Likely combo switch, have you tried wiggling the stalk around? This may help confirm it.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:51 PM   #3
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Wiggle as in move it without engaging the switches or the housing? I will try.

Is this combo switch a complete steering wheel removal?
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:15 PM   #4
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Looks like #7 and it is only the drivers-side switch assembly.

http://www.heubergersubaruparts.com/...002-674651.htm

Still, I am curious what others think? I used to take these apart and clean them but for around $80 bucks I think I might just buy one.
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