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Q: My directional lights only works when my lights are off

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My driver side directional works fine when my lights are off but once I turn my headlights on the driver side directional only stops working in the back. The passenger side is fine.

My car has 138818 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It sounds like you may have short in the el...

It sounds like you may have short in the electrical system. It will require testing to determine the location of the fault. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, perform tests to diagnose the issue with your lights.

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