It has finally happened to me; the high beams in our 2001 Impala will
not stay on. I assume that the MultiFunction switch is the cause.
There is no detent (click) when I pull back on the stalk.
I read through the factory service manual and understand that the
steering wheel needs to be removed. The manual mentions a special tool
to get the air bag module off the wheel. Of course, I do not have this
Is this something I can tackle myself, or should I let a mechanic do
the job? Do you think most independant mechanics will have this airbag
Thanks for any help/advice. Take care, Bill
Did you try pushing the stalk in? Both my GM cars have high beams go on by
pushing forward, just flash when pulling back. If you drive another make of
car also, it may be different and you may be getting confused.
I don't have a clue if you can handle it, but I know the part is expensive
and labor is high. A fellow at work had his replaced by the dealer and it
was hundreds of $$$. Get a price first so you don't go into shock when you
get the bill.
Others seem to think that you must be confused about how the stalk works; I
can attest that on my Impala it does indeed click into high beam when you
pull the stalk towards you and clicks off if you pull it again.
I know nothing about the repair itself, but thought you might appreciate
someone here not treating you like an idiot.
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