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

asked by on

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.

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.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My directional lights only works when my lights are off

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: Q: Throttle response

Hi There, It sounds like you are describing the symptoms of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the...

Q: How Can I Extend the Life of Car Switches?

The only sure way to extend the life of your car switches is to not use them. This is not exactly practical, but there certainly won’t be any wear factor to take into consideration for the window switch life. However,...

Q: Brake lights fuse blown - 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

There is a short of some sort in this circuit! Blowing 15 amp fuses takes a whole lot more current than brake lights. Have a professional mechanic, like a certified technician from, YourMechanic, perform this diagnosis, and recommend repair/replace options...

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...