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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...
How Does the Turn Signal Switch Know to Reset When My Car Stops Turning?
When you drive, it is not uncommon to see a motorist with a turn signal on when there is no approaching exit or turn, and obviously no intention on changing lanes or turning...
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.
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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Can you confirm the diagnosis before I book a technician?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Unfortunately, the diagnosis cannot be confirmed unless the system is checked and diagnosed by a mechanic, as the issue could happen for different reasons. The parts store only does a preliminary check and sees the...
Turn signal blinks then shuts off
Hi, thanks for writing in. Without knowing what specific vehicle you have, it still sounds like a bad signal or bad flasher relay. It is typically located under the driver's side dash area or fuse box. If you would like...
Left turn signal doesn't work.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Check for loose bulbs, or bad ground by walking around the front/back of the truck with the left turn signal engaged. If either the front or rear is not working, check the ground (and the...
Hazard lights don't work
Hi, thanks for writing in. The hazard warning lights and turn signal lights utilize the same flasher unit, but with different wiring connections. It appears the hazard warning portion of the flasher unit (internals) has failed. I would recommend a...
I use my turn signal and my brights come on
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Your turn signal and high beams are working on the same switch. If you push the switch up and down, it activates the turn signals. If you move the switch in towards you, it...
Hazard lights don't work, but the turn signals flash normally
The hazard and turn signals are controlled by the body control module on this vehicle. You will need to have the body control module circuits monitored by using a scanner that can access the body control module data stream to...
My shifter is locked in park as a safety feature because my turn signals won't work.
The system requires the brake lights to turn on to unlock the shifter. If you check the brake lights and the lights do not come on then check the brake light fuse to see if it is good. If the...
All of my lights went out at once
Hi, thanks for writing in. When it comes to electrical issues like this one, the problem can come from many components. While it is possible that all of the light bulbs would go out at once, it is highly unlikely....
Turn signal lights keep failing, how can I fix this?
Your problem is electrical, and all of the components involving the the turn signals will need to be inspected. Unfortunately it takes some trial and error in testing to find the component that is failing. Considering the hazard button tends...
The turn signal fuse keeps blowing every time I start the car
Hello. There are a number of electrical components on that fuse (listed in your owners manual). Remove the fuse for this circuit, then disconnect (at wiring connections or at the component itself) as many of them as possible, then re-insert...
Why doesn't my turn signals work unless I press the emergency lights first and why does my hot & cold meter not moving
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Left rear turn signal and break light not working.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. If all of those parts have been replaced the only other possible causes would be a fuse or a wiring problem. It is possible that that light may have lost connection somewhere between the...
What could cause blown turn signal fuses if the turn signal switch and the flasher relay have been replaced?
Hello there, a few common faults will cause your turn signal fuse to blow repeatedly on your 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If the blower and turn signal issues started at the same time its very likely there is a short...
Turn signals not flashing
Hi there, It's not very uncommon for both tail lights to fail at the same time. However, the water or condensation inside the tail lamp may indicate a larger problem. If you replace the light bulbs it could cause an...
brake lights and turn signals on all the time and break lights don't work.
Hello. From what you describe, it appears that your vehicle may be experiencing electrical issues. If the brake lights are staying on at all times, then the first thing I would do is check the stoplight switch. If it is...
Why are my wipers going off when I turn the turn signals on?
Hi, thanks for writing in. It appears that there may be an issue within the column. The controls for the wipers and turn signals are separate units, but are connected by a series of wiring within the column, and there...
Outside lights started to blink - 2005 Volvo S60
Hello there. Blinking lights are caused by several different faults with your 2005 Volvo S60. The most common causes would be the alternator, battery, poor electrical connection, wiring harness faults, or a loose electrical connection. A qualified technician, such as...
My signal lights work when I first start to drive my car and after a while they stop along with my hazard lights
Hi there. The most common cause of a turn signal issue on this vehicle is the combination switch. This is the turn signal arm assembly on the steering column. If the switch is failing then it is less likely to...
Headlights/Tailights/Turn Sights do not work
Hi there. It appears that you are not getting the right voltage to your lights. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the multifunction switch. This is the switch that turns these off and on. I...
Turn signal issue
A ground issue, or short, is a good place to start. There are a few ways to go about tracing down a turn signal issue. Either way you will want to use a voltmeter to trace the flow of electricity....

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