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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Turn Signal Bulb
Common signs include the turn signal indicator coming solid, blinking very fast, and the turn light bulbs themselves not blinking.
How a Car Turn Signal Works
A requirement for all automakers is to equip each vehicle with proper, standard lighting. Every vehicle is equipped with several lighting systems including: Headlights Taillights and brake lights Corner marker lights Hazard or...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Combination Switch Assembly
If you experience problems operating the turn signals, headlights, or wipers, you may have to replace the combination switch assembly.
How to Replace a Turn Signal / Hazard Flasher
Turn signals and hazard flashers are essential for safe driving. Hazard lights and turn signals use the same bulbs and need to be replaced together.
How Long Does a Turn Signal Bulb Last?
For most drivers, staying safe while on the road is a top concern and something that they take very seriously. With all of the different features on a car that are...
How to Buy a Good Quality Turn Signal Bulb
A turn signal is one of those things on your vehicle that you don’t often pay much mind to, but it’s a very important safety feature. Without this turn signal, how...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hazard / Turn Signal Flasher
If your car's high or low beams, left/right indicators, or other lights are not working, you may have to replace the hazard/turn signal flasher.
How Long Does a Combination Switch Assembly Last?
The combination switch assembly is connected to your turn signal indicator. The purpose of the assembly is to adjust the high and low beams on your headlights, turn on your right...
How Long Does a Hazard / Turn Signal Flasher Last
Staying safe when navigating the busy roadways out there can be a lot easier said than done. Most cars have a variety of different systems built in to increase...
What Do the Direction Indicator Warning Lights Mean?
The direction indicator lights signal when your car is turning left or right. If the lights flash quicker than normal, a bulb may be burnt out.
How to Replace a Turn Signal Bulb
Replace burned-out turn signal bulbs quickly to drive safely and legally.
How to Replace a Combination Switch Assembly
Combination switches include the control of turn signals, windshield wipers, windshield washers, and high beams. Faulty switches can cause accidents.
How to Replace a Turn Signal Switch
Turn signals are important for your safety and others the road. A faulty switch will be loose or stop returning once completing a turn.
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Turn Signal
The turn signal on your vehicle is mounted on the front and back...

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Someone disconnect my right side flickering lights from the back how do I connect them back?
YourMechanic can help you with this. Please request a turn signal circuit malfunction diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. Using a continuity tester, the mechanic will check the turn signal circuit and...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 turn signal switch problems
Then turn signal switch internal parts hold it in one direction or the other normally until the steering shaft contacts the lever mechanism and returns it to center. You have a defective turn signal switch and need to replace it....
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Flasher relay
The flasher is in the under dash fuse/relay box. If you need assistance testing the unit and/or pinpointing the cause of a problem with the turn signals, please request turn signal/flasher circuit diagnostic/replacement and the responding certified mechanic will get...
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Left front blinker won't blink when the lights are on or parking lights
Be sure the bulb filament is intact, although if the turn signal works, as you say, when the headlights or parking lights are off, the filament is probably OK. For some reason, the turn signal circuit is being interrupted by...
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Why does my right turn signal stay on when I use it in my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hello. Typically when the turn signal will work but will not turn itself off it is due to a worn out cancellation cam in the steering column. This cam is what makes contact with the multi-function switch to turn it...
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Q: Turn signal problem
When you turn on the turn signal on the right side do you get a light in front and rear come on but not blink? Do not have headlights on at this time. Replace the right front turn signal bulb...
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Both front turn signals went out within a day of each other. One is the original bulb for my 2013 Sequoia, the other is a replace
Hello, thank you for writing in. Two bulbs going out at in a short period of time is not unheard of. That is not to say that you do not have an electrical issue. It would not likely be a...
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Q: Turn signals
Try to turn on and off the 4 way flasher switch several times and then leave off then try turn signals again. If they still act up then you most likely have a bad turn signal switch internally shorted. ...
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Q: The turn signals are not working.
Hi there. The turn signals could be not working for an electrical issue in the circuitry from the switch to the system. Check to see if the hazards work on the vehicle. Even though the hazard switch is in a...
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my right back side lights and blinker are not working. my question is how do i check the fuse
Hello, and thank you for writing in. To check the fuse you must check the electrical resistance, or take a look at the filament inside to make sure it is not broken. This filament is the fine piece of metal...
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My turn signal lever is stuck on the right signal how do I fix this?
Hi there. You can remove the switch from the steering column and see if the housing is cracked. If so, then the switch will need to be replaced. The lock inside the switch could be broken causing the switch to...
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On my 1998 Honda Accord both of my blinkers stopped working
If both blinkers stopped functioning, then it is probably not a bulb, but something common to both sides like a flasher relay. It's not an expensive part, and just plugs into the fuse panel. If you still have your owner's...
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Blinker problem
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be a couple of issues going on. With this kind of issue, you will benefit from using a voltmeter to test the power supply to various switches. There are three components you...
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Q: My tail-brake lights are not working, but my top brake light is working, and the taillights are on when the headlights are on
Since the third brake light works your brake light switch is good. This vehicle has a rear brake light out sensor module in the left rear of the trunk that needs to be checked to see if brake signal is...
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I have a 2003 Mercedes E3 20 I have change the front signal blinker bulb and it's housing but still it's not flashing is this a co
Hello, thank you for writing in. If just one turn signal is out, you want to look at the electrical wiring going to the bulb's outlet. Make sure when the turn signal is turned on, that you are receiving the...
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Q: Turn signals don't work
Hi there. Check the fuse to the turn signals and see if its blown. If the fuse is not burned, then check the wiring from the switch to the turn signal lights. Use a digital ohm meter and see what...
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2010 Rav4 Left turn signal comes on intermittently when switch is off. Will blink left and right if I turn right turn signal on.
This problem does sound like the turn signal switch is shorting and should be replaced first to see if it is cause of short.
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Where is the hazard/ turn signal flasher located? 1993 BMW 525i
Hello, the turn signal/emergency flasher unit is a black plastic unit - rectangular, golf ball size - located just left and under the steering column. The lower portion of the steering column black plastic cover, and potentially the left knee...
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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.
Hi there. Check the brakes and the wheel speed sensors to see if the are damaged or worn causing the ESP light to come on. A worn brake pad can cause the ESP light to come on as the wheel...
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Every time I put my turn signal on my brights come on. I have an 06 impala. Is there a quick fix for this?
You need a new turn signal switch. It's made of plastic and there are tiny balls and springs that make the handle "click" when you move it and prevent unwanted movement. The housing will develop cracks around those balls and...

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