Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-1qnz2y7js:173:8

Q: How Do My Turn Signal Lights Cancel on Their Own?

asked by on

How do my turn signal lights cancel on their own?

A: Q: How do my turn signal lights cancel on ...

Q: How do my turn signal lights cancel on their own?

Most vehicles are designed with turn signals that operate in a manner that allows them to return to their default position automatically, via a mechanism built into the steering column.

When the steering wheel is turned, and the turn signal lever is pulled, the switch will remain in whatever position it is set to, and the corresponding turn signals will flash until the lever is returned to it’s default position. This can happen either manually - by the hand of the driver - or automatically via the built-in mechanism. When the turn is completed and the steering wheel is returned to the center, a cam built into the steering column will catch onto part of the turn signal lever and deactivate the switch, physically returning the lever to its default position and turning off the turn signal.

As the return mechanism relies on physical contact between the cam lobe in the steering column and the turn signal switch, there can be instances where the mechanism fails to return the switch to its default position automatically. For instance, if the steering wheel has been turned only slightly, and not enough for it to contact the cam, the lever will need to be returned to its original position manually. Over time, the lobe responsible for canceling the switch may wear down, or even break off, and the switch will not be returned automatically. In these instances, it is recommended to replace the turn signal switch, cam lobe, or associated component in the steering column. An inspection of a non-working turn signal light by a certified technician will help to determine the best path to repair. As turn signals play an important part in practicing safe driving habits, it is recommended to take care of any problems with your turn signals as soon as they arise.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How does the trunk light work?

Your trunk is the largest storage area in your Altima, and chances are good that you’ll need to get into it frequently, including in low-light situations. The trunk light is designed to illuminate the interior when the lid is open....

Q: How do I use the power windows?

Each of the four windows has a power window switch on the inside of the door. To roll down the window, press and hold down the button until the window is at the desired height. To roll up the window,...

Q: Fuse keeps blowing

The turn signals are powered in a couple different ways. The brake light fuse and the turn fuse. If either are blown then you will have issues of no turn signal or turn signal stops when you push on the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...