How to Install a New Multifunction Lever on a Buick

The multifunction lever on a Buick is part of the multifunction switch assembly.

The switch assembly controls the turn signals, hazard flashers and sometimes headlights, depending on the year and model of Buick. The multifunction lever sticks out of the side of the steering column right in front of the steering wheel to put control of the turn signals at your fingertips. Anyone with a good grip on auto repair can install a new multifunction assembly in less than 20 minutes.

Remove the screws holding the steering column trim collar onto the column using the Phillips screwdriver. Newer model Buicks may not have these screws, so this step depends on the year and model of your car.

Pry the steering column collar off the steering column using the trim tool. Pull the collar off by hand to expose the multifunction switch and lever assembly.

Unplug the steering column wiring connector for the multifunction switch body by hand. Remove the retaining screw from the central portion of the Buick's multifunction switch using the Phillips screwdriver.

Lift the old multifunction switch and lever assembly from the Buick's steering column by hand. Insert the new multifunction switch and lever assembly into the Buick's steering column manually. Install the new multifunction switch and lever retaining screw with the Phillips screwdriver.

Plug the steering column wiring connector into the Buick's new multifunction switch by hand. Reattach the steering column trim collar in reverse of how you removed it.

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Trim tool

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Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for RF365.com and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.