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I loathe the lane change "feature"--where if you tap the stalk it blinks only 3 times.
It's a neat idea but implementation is terrible. Half the time I want to actually turn on the signal it only triggers the lane change temporary feature instead, and often I have to try several times to get it to actually go on. It's so sensitive that half the time when I return the stalk to center it trips it to signal in the other direction.

Is there any chance there's an alternate part number for the switch that doesn't have the "feature"?
 

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Maybe you should just try a different multi function switch? I don't seem to have any of these problems with mine. I mean, maybe a couple times I tried to put the blinker on, and only got the lane change 3 blinks, but usually the blinker just turns right on.

Is yours still the stock Chrysler one? I bought a cheap aftermarket one for my last vehicle, and I ended up throwing it away, and getting a used stock one from a junk yard.
 

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I loathe the lane change "feature"--where if you tap the stalk it blinks only 3 times.
It's a neat idea but implementation is terrible. Half the time I want to actually turn on the signal it only triggers the lane change temporary feature instead, and often I have to try several times to get it to actually go on. It's so sensitive that half the time when I return the stalk to center it trips it to signal in the other direction.

Is there any chance there's an alternate part number for the switch that doesn't have the "feature"?
The signal arm on my 2010 Nitro is goofy too. Barely brush it and it does the 3 blink thing, want to engage it fully and it's way to resistant.

None of the steering wheel stem switches seem very well engineered to me. My cruise control is a nightmare. It's like having a new hobby while driving.
 

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all Nitro's have this lane change feature, so only option is a new multifunction switch or as Jan says turn the option Off with a scan tool,
 

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Update:
I was able to disable the feature with alfaobd. While this did prevent it from doing the lane change signalling, it didn't fix the issue with the stalk not being able to always engage the turn signal or sometimes tripping the other side when returning to center.
I replaced the entire switch and now it works great--no more complaints. It feels much more solid and noticeably clicks and holds going between on and off positions.
So, I think your suggestions were correct, my original switch was faulty. I didn't bother to try to see if I could repair it, but will hang on to it in case the new switch ever has issues I can try to refurbish it.
 
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