How Long Does a Turn Signal Switch Last?

A car is a big investment and something that has to be cared for in order for it to function properly. Making sure that all of the vital systems of a car are functioning properly should be one of the main things that you are concerned with. One of the most used, yet commonly neglected parts of any car is the turn signal switch. Most of the turn signal switches on cars these days have controls for the wipers and allow you to turn on your high beam lights. When you have to signal when changing lanes, you will have to rely on the turn signal switch to do its job.

Like any other electrical component of your car, eventually the turn signal switch will become unusable due to the wear and tear that it undergoes over the years. Not being able to use your turn signal switch can lead to a number of different issues and can compromise the level of safety that your vehicle has. As the years go by, the wiring inside of the turn signal switch will begin to become worn and may begin to become loose. This will lead to connectivity issues and the inability to signal when trying to change lanes. This can lead to a very dangerous situation which means the turn signal switch will need to be replaced by a certified mechanic.

If you start to experience issues with your turn signal switch, you will need to do a bit of troubleshooting in order to narrow down the issues you are experiencing. The first thing to check is the fuse that goes to the switch. In some instances, the fuse will cause issues that may prohibit you from using the switch as intended. Some car owners will not feel comfortable doing this type of troubleshooting and will need to hire a professional to assist them. Getting this type of professional guidance will allow you to get to the bottom of the issues that you are experiencing.

Here are a couple of the symptoms that you will experience when it comes time to have your turn signal switch replaced:

  • The indicator lights on both sides will not work
  • The brake lights are not functioning properly
  • The headlamps will not work

Addressing the issues that you have with your turn signal switch in a hurry will allow you to stay safe while navigating the roadways.


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Joseph

20 years of experience
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Joseph
20 years of experience
Saturn Aura - Turn Signal Switch - Salt Lake City, Utah
Joseph, was on time, got the job done rather quickly, and also detected and gave me a estimate for two other problems I've been having but he found those so I'm very grateful will be putting in another order to get the car fixed immediately.
Ford F-350 Super Duty - Turn Signal Switch - West Jordan, Utah
Joseph (again) did a great job. Showed up right on time, explained the nature of the repair, completed the work quickly and efficiently! Highly recommend him!

Richard

13 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
13 years of experience
Mercury Grand Marquis - Turn Signal Switch - Las Vegas, Nevada
RIchard was very good. He messaged me that he was running late and arrived , with the delay exactly when he said he would. He was communicative and explained what was being done. HE finished well within the time frame which was estimated, really knew what he was doing. I can only say that my dad, who was a mechanic and dealership service manager for 50 years would have been impressed by Richard. I will have no reservations about asking for him for any future service that I might require.
Audi TT - Turn Signal Switch - Henderson, Nevada
Richard did a great job and also helped me plan out the service my car really needed, instead of what other mechanics told me. He saved me a great deal of time and money, and I truly appreciated his kindness and expertise. I have the rest of the work scheduled for next week. Thank you Richard! :)

Robert

4 years of experience
51 reviews
Robert
4 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML320 - Turn Signal Switch - Tacoma, Washington
Robert showed up when scheduled courteous and polite. He completed the job on my Mercedes and I would definitely recommend him to friends.

Attila

19 years of experience
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Attila
19 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Turn Signal Switch Replacement - Moonachie, New Jersey
Attila was GREAT hands down I will use this service and him again. Very experienced and pleasure have him work on our car.

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