Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Turn signal problem

asked by on

When you apply the turn signal left or right, the rear of the car works perfectly. But the front of the car, both sides flash as though the 4 way is on. The directional relay under the hood is good. All bulbs have been changed, grounds have been cleaned and checked. The 4 way flasher in the dash board was also replaced. Do I need to replace the ignition switch in the column?

My car has 117000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The signal switch in the steering column is most likely shorted when the signals are on. You should replace the signal switch and retest the system to see if problem continues.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Turn Signals - 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Hello. Cars use a thermal flasher or variant as there might be solid state (electronic) versions to provide the "blinking" effect that we are all used to. That component could have failed, BUT there is also quite a bit of...

Q: Electrical issues Chevy Sonic 2016

Hi there. These type of electrical glitches on modern cars, trucks and SUV's are typically caused by computer software glitches or a malfunction of the fuse or electrical relay system. Since your car is relatively new, there are two options...

Q: I have white smoke coming from the back of my 2004 Chevrolet Impala. It was running fine Thursday night Friday morning I went and

Hi there. White smoke coming from the tail pipe is commonly a sign that coolant is leaking into the combustion chamber. In most cases, the source of the coolant leak is a head gasket that has failed.This is commonly followed...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.