Q: Short in turn signals

asked by on

I have a short in my turn signals. The relay is clicking, but it tested out okay. I believe it is a faulty wire.

Hi. If the fuse is blowing, you have a short to ground. If the parking lights flash with the turn signals or the brakes, check all 4 bulbs. There are two filaments in your turn bulbs. When either burns out, it can short to the other causing unusual results. Parking lights coming on with the brakes, bright filament lighting with just the parking lamps, etc. Check the bulb sockets too, they can melt causing a short. If that doesn’t repair it, then each part and related wiring will need to be checked. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for electrical problems and replace any failing components.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Short in turn signals

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: what causes a P0174 bank2 combustion too lean

You will need to have the system inspected thoroughly to see why the vehicle is going lean. The possible causes are that you are loosing fuel pressure or fuel volume. If fuel pressure gets too low it will cause the...

Q: Where is the dryer located on my 2003 Infiniti FX35

The dryer is bolted to the left side of the condenser as you face the front of the vehicle. It is a relatively long tube and small in diameter. On these systems you have to be sure that you thoroughly...

Q: Takes water and now it all of a sudden started to overheat

Hey there. This may be caused by a number of things related to your cooling system. This may be a faulty or stuck thermostat, which regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the engine from the radiator. When...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...