Turn signal stopped returning

Turn signal stopped returning Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? Yes Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2014 mazda 3 I touring Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixin...

Turn signal stopped returning Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuse? Yes Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2014 mazda 3 I touring Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Mazda 3 yourself? What have you tried so far? I've checked the fuse. I have replaced the oem steering wheel and then it stopped returning Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? Clock spring is broken as well

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IF the clock spring is broken then the turn signal will not work. You'll have to replace the clock spring to fix this problem. Hi! My name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* I will be able to assist you. I’m sorry that you’re having trouble with your vehicle. Don’t worry though, we’ll be able to figure this out. Please understand that I do not know your knowledge or capabilities so I may need to ask questions to find out basic information to help solve your specific problem. With most newer automobiles, they have sophisticated electrical systems that can rely on different computers or modules to keep everything operating correctly. Most of the time specialized equipment is needed to test these systems. If you do not have this type of equipment for testing then we can only guess what the problem is. Yes there are common failures for certain symptoms but without testing, there’s no way to determine the specific problem unless testing is done. Who do I have the pleasure of speaking with today? My goal is to give you the best service possible and to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Sometimes it may take a moment for me to respond because I may have to look up information about your concern. I appreciate your patience and will provide responses as soon as possible. The system will give you an automated phone call offer to speak to one of us on the phone **. It is optional.** Some folks prefer to talk on the phone. If you don’t, please ignore it as I cannot control the offer from popping up. My goal is to earn a 5 star rating experience. Any questions you have about this concern, please feel free to reply back to me. If I’m not online at the time, I will respond ASAP when I get back.

My names Tony. And I wasn't sure if the clock spring was the issue or if it was an internal issue with the signal itself
Automotive Expert
Hi Tony, nice to meet you. If the clock spring is broken then that would cause this problem. We would have to do some testing but we can't do that with the clock spring broken so you'll have to change that first.

Even after the clock spring broke it was working. It broke after I got into an accident and the steering wheel was free spinning. I installed a new steering wheel and wired the horn for safety reasons when I got it back and after installing the new wheel is when it stopped returning
Automotive Expert
What do you mean by free spinning?

I hit a curb and had broke the steering rack along with a list of other things. So without the connection to the rack the column had nothing to grab onto to allow for the stopping points on the wheel. I know now that excessive free spinning can pull the ribbon wire in there and ultimately break the clock spring. But even after it was repaired (with the exception of the clock spring) the signals returned to the neutral position after turns. After I put on the aftermarket wheel is when it stopped
Automotive Expert
The EPS module will need to be scanned to see where the problem is. The steering angle sensor is also part of the clock spring. Without a steering angle feedback, it won't cancel the turn signals.

Alright thank you. I'm going to take it apart and see what I have and don't and then order what I need. I appreciate your time and patience!
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You're very welcome. I'm glad to help!

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