So the other day I had to replace my flasher relay in my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and my directionals were fine. Me being a young broke college kid decided I would try and fix the solders on my old relay and return the new part to save 80$. I accidentally soldered in a dead short by connecting the 3rd and 4th connection from the left and plugged the relay into my car and it immediately made a grinding noise when I turned the key. I took the key out and tried the new relay I had just bought and had already tried so I knew it worked and now neither my directionals nor my hazards worked. The directional lights don't blink on the dash no matter what. What could have been fried or shorted? Any ideas and input is appreciated. Thank you.
Every Most electrical circuits in the car should be protected by a fuse. There are commonly two fuse panels, one under the hood with some large fuses, and one somewhere in the cabin with some smaller fuses. You can check your owners manual for the location of these panels, and an explanation of which fuses are connected to which components. If you don't have a manual, you can check the fuses one at a time to see if one of them is blown.