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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 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 of the vehicle, on both the left and right sides. Once your turn signal is activated, the left or right...

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2004 Tahoe turn signal on and the headlights blink also.
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Hi there. The stalk control (the steering column mounted turn signal lever) even though it has physically returned to the neutral or "off" position has switch contacts within which may be sticking closed. Either that or elsewhere the circuit has...
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The turn indicators are not blinking, they just turn on. And the hazard lights are not working at all..
The body control module (BCM) is a possible cause but not the most likely. The flasher relay is the most common fault for signals and hazards lights not functioning properly. The relay is both electrical and mechanical. Power to the...
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Left rear turning signal doesn't work
Hi there. Usually this issue is caused by a bad fuse or relay that is coming from the turn signal switch and sent to the tail light bulb itself. If you're able to complete a simple electrical test to check...
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Location of blinker flasher
When you look at the fuse block under the left side of the dash you will see a big flasher. This is the flasher for the turn signals. The hazard flasher is on the back side of the fuse box...
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Right, Rear Turn Signal Not Working but its a New Bulb
It only takes a small amount of corrosion to interrupt the flow of current. You probably just have a dirty light socket. If you get a small strip of 400 grit sandpaper and rub it on the contact surfaces in...
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Tail light out and rear blinker
Hello. You may be facing more than one issue at the same time, due to all of these being related to a different system. One of the only components that can effect all of these systems is the ground connections....
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turn signal works when acc is on and it wont work when started . Right side
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. What seems to be happening is the cluster control module has a short in it. The control module is under the dash on the driver side. I recommend replacing the cluster control module. The...
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I double clicked my hazardous lights and my car beeped and a yellow blinking light turned on next to my speedometer
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The turn signal is working intermittently
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Hazard lights will not go off
Hi there. Check the switch to the hazard lights and see if the switch got stuck. Sometimes the switch tends to stick and make the hazard lights stay on. If the switch is working, then the contacts in the switch...
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Hazard light staying on
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing issues with the hazard button. If the button is buzzing and causing the lights to malfunction that may be an indicator that it is sticking, or...
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One brake light is not working
This should be a double filament bulb, which has two filaments inside. One works for the main tail light and the other is activated when the brake light switch is activated. Many times, one or both of these filaments will...
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Does the main relay also affect the turn signals?
Hi there. It sounds like you may have blown a fuse during your repair of the main relay. Check all your fuses and relays and replace them as necessary. Then, using an electrical wiring diagram, verify that the wiring harness...
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Lights went out while driving
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My four way and left turning signals don't flash
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Rear Brake light and turn signal not working on driver side
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My turn signals don't work, can a local auto zone fix it?
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When I use the turn signals, both tail lights blink like hazard lights.
Hello. Without knowing exactly what wiring work was performed its nearly impossible to say definitively what the issue is. The brake light circuit and the turn signal circuit have crossed paths somewhere. The wires carrying the power supply from the...

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