Q: My right turn signal was dimming the dash lights now the whole turn signal bar will not work. Headlights are on will not turn off

asked by on

My right turn signal was dimming my dash lights for a couple of days. Now the turn bar is not turning on the blinkers, headlights are on will not turn off, dash lights will no turn on. No hi low switching. All controlled by the turn arm. Fuses checked good.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Typically the root source of this problem is the control module that supplies power and activates electrical accessories, like the turn signals, brake lights and such. It can be either an exposed wire creating an electrical drain or short, or a mechanical problem with the turn signal switch - or honestly a dozen other possible sources. The best way to have this correctly diagnosed is to have a professional mechanic complete an electrical problems inspection.

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 right turn signal was dimming the dash lights now the whole turn signal bar will not work. Headlights are on will not turn 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: Battery light is on

It sounds like your vehicle has a voltage problem, which is often associated with a bad voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to...

Q: Inspection and emissions

Hi there. It really depends on which US state you live that will dictate what is causing the Dodge Avenger to fail emissions. Some states have a safety inspection along with an emissions test; like Utah for example. Both need...

Q: My husband replaced the throttle body and petal switch. The light keeps coming on. How do you clear the codes? 2011 Dodge Caliber

Hi there - check the problem code that keeps coming up. I suspect a mismatch between the throttle position sensor (TPS) and the engine computer. The TPS has software in it that has to be coded specifically to the engine...

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...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...