Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Bad turn signals

asked by on

My turn signals don't work.

A: Hello. This happens al lot on this vehicle....

Hello. This happens al lot on this vehicle. The problem is typically the turn signal switch assembly. The switch contact fail internally and cause this to happen. I typically check the voltage at the switch first to verify that it is failing, but every time I have seen this on your BMW it is the switch. If you plan on having this fixed, consider using YourMechanic, to have a certified mechanic come and replace your turn signal switch if needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Will the mass airflow sensor stop my car from reaching proper acceleration?

Hi, thanks for writing in. A faulty mass airflow sensor can certainly effect power, performance, and economy. If the engine computer does not read the mass airflow or any other sensor, it relies on basic settings to run. It does...

Q: Short causing fuse to pop.

The factory wiring diagram will need to be consulted in order to determine where your short lies. A technician well versed in electrical repair, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to repair the fuse for you.

Q: What causes rear suspension damaged out of sudden without hitting on anything, accident nor high speed bump?

The only common issue I found for the rear suspension is that the rear axle joints are prone to failure. Other than that problem there are no recalls or bulletins for anything else. If the problem was an axle then...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...