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Questions tagged [turn-signal]

Questions about the turn signals, indicators or direction indicators fitted to a vehicle. Common issues include diagnosing and fixing poor earth connections, replacing broken lenses, etc

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Why don't my brake lights and rear turn signals work? 2005 town and county

Why don't my brake lights and rear turn signals not written on my 2005 town and country. My hazards and tail lights do work.
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l & r turn signals & work inside and not outside 06 chrysler

does it mean the body control module is bad when turn signal and hazards work inside and not outside and the flash rapidly then before. my headlights taillights works. I took it to the electrical ...
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2010 Chevy Cobalt electrical issues?

I have a 2010 Chevy Cobalt that I am suspicious is having electrical issues. Here is the order of things I noticed happening The turn signals stopped auto canceling, meaning that after making a turn ...
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2005 Buick Rainier: Turn signals don't operate correctly and turn on the high lights instead

When I operate the right directional, it does not work, instead the high lights come on. Occasionally the directional works. The car is a 2005 Buick Rainier
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One of the turn signals does not stay on

My bike's turn signals supposed to be on as default while both riding and parking. I don't know how that thing is called in English so I put a promotional photo. as you can see both turn signals are ...
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Passenger front blinker, rear blinker & brake, and middle brake lights all out

I've got a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. The passenger front blinker, passenger rear blinker & brake light, and the middle brake light are all out. The hazard lights also do not work on the passenger ...
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05 Mazda 6i battery drain headlights and turn signals not working

Started with trans problems 2 alternators later fixed. Starter went bad replaced it window fuse kept blowing fixed it now head lights and turn signals not working all fuses in box and panel are good. ...
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2011 vw Jetta 2.5 turn signal

When I turn my knob to make my dash lights come on for some reason it makes my back left turn signal stop working but if I turn car off take key out an start car again an leave dash light knob off the ...
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BMW E46 indicators not working

Car: BMW E46 3-series 318i (1998-2005 model) I recently returned from working abroad for four weeks. Unfortunately I had to leave my car parked on the street for the duration (I usually do this two ...
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Turn Signal Malfunction [2010 Ford Escape Hybrid]

I have a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid about a month back my right turn signal started to turn on randomly while the turn signal was in the neutral position. When this occurs turning the signal to the left ...
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Golf MK4 Turn signals not working

So I was driving my car all day today and everything with the turn signals / hazards was working perfectly, then I parked it for maybe 10-15 mins and when I got in and started up the car I find that ...
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How long do incandescent indicator bulbs last?

I have a car (Toyota RAV4 hybrid), where nearly all lights are LEDs but for some reason Toyota engineers decided to use incandescent bulbs for the rear number plate bulb and some of the indicator ...
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Rapid Turn Signal

For the last few years, my 2011 Toyota Corolla's left turn signal shared the same blinking rate as the right side. This morning the left turn signal started blinking at a more rapid pace than the ...
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Turn signal strangeness, and not just a burnt out bulb. 02 Safari Van

So for a couple weeks, I've had my right turn signals occasionally start blinking fast, but sometimes blinking at expected speed. Because I could see the light of my front-right signal reflecting on ...
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What would cause a solid turn signal indicator?

I have been having this weird problem recently: Sometimes when I drive, the right turn signal indicator on the dashboard will be on solid. The turn signal itself won't be on, just the indicator is on....
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2002 Buick Century - Sporadic front turn signals

Symptom: The both front turn signals are not working. At times one of them will work when I first start the car (I think in colder weather) but shortly after will stop working again. Headlights/hi-...
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94 pontiac transport - direct shorting of blinker / brake light circuit - fuses blowing

Symptom - No rear brake lights. Left turn signals not working but blinker relay "Sounds" like only one way contact movement. However - Right turn signal lights work fine and blinker relay "sounds" ...
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2009 Chevy Malibu turn signal problems

I have a 2009 Chevy Malibu LT. I had a check engine light come on last week. I went to a parts store and the guy working there plugged a small, hand held computer into my car under the steering column....
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo turn signals

I bought a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Noticed the turn signals sometimes works & then just stop for a few days. I replaced the relay and it did not help. Nothing else is affected but the ...
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How to diagnose if sporadic turn signal functioning is signal flasher or signal combo switch?

Symptom: When activated by the turn signal combo switch, turn signal goes on for about 5-10 seconds, and then turns itself off. Turn signal combo switch remains in the on position, but the turn ...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

My car is maxima 2014. Where is the part that receives the signals from the intelligent key?
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Help installing LED tail lights [duplicate]

I just ordered LED tail lights for my Jeep (made by KC, not something super sketchy). I used to have LED turn signals up front (before I realized they looked aweful). I remember that the LED turn ...
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Volvo Turn Signal Light Problem

My dad has an old Volvo V70 from 2001. One of the blinkers (that yellow light that you turn on if you go left or right) is not working properly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. We opened ...
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2003 Buick Century dies when left turn signal is used in the dark/ right blinker stuck

I have a 2003 Buick Century. This car has automatic headlights The Automatic Headlights turn on all lights front and rear and headlamps starting at twilight or on a dark cloudy day and definitely at ...
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Brake lights and turn signals don't work (but head and tail lights do) on 1998 Ford Expedition

A friend of ours just bought a 1998 Ford Expedition. Not working: Hazard flashers Turn signals Brake lights However, head and tail lights both work when they're turned on. We tested the brake ...
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Is it possible to repair an intermittent or flaky turn signal flasher relay?

Ouch, a new turn signal flasher relay is $65 at the local parts shop. Is it possible to DIY a repair of such a flasher relay?
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Why do cars still use mechanical blinker relays?

I think the electronic relays may be cheaper; and having less moving parts they are theoretically less prone to break. So, why do cars still use mechanical relays for turning lights?
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How to connect a 11-pin flasher relay so that turn signal dash indicator lamps work?

I have here a combined flasher and hazard flasher relay for a truck, called "Bosch Warnblinkgeber 24V (3+1) x 21W", part no. 0 335 215 250. It has 11 pins to connect: 31 49, 49a C, C2 L, R, RL, LL, ...
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Why do LED running lights turn off while the turn signal is blinking?

I've noticed in several new vehicles the following scenario: Vehicle is traveling with LED day-time running lights around/adjacent to the headlights Vehicle activates turn signal indicator Vehicle ...
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turn signal blinks wrong direction

I have a 2009 Jetta SportWagen TDI (Mk5). When I turn on my right turn signal, usually the left turn signal turns on instead. I'm pretty sure it is a problem in the lever arm. I can consciously ...
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Peugeot 206 indicator not working properly

In my Peugeot 206 my indicator isn't working. If I indicate I go too the right, the indicator will turn on (with the correspending sound) for about 3 seconds and then it will turn off. If I want to ...
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Rear blinker failure on camper trailer

My right rear blinker on camper trailer does not work but every thing else does. I have a test light to test fuses and relays on truck to see if that may be an issue. It has camper tow package. Where ...
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What's wrong if I replace a signal light bulb, but it still acts as if it's burnt out?

I hit the ditch the other day and got towed out. There was no physical damage as far as I can tell, but whenever I indicated right, it would blink fast as if a bulb was burned out. I replaced the ...
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2008 Toyota Rav4 passenger turn signal flashing rapidly, hazards normal

The passenger turn signal started flashing at twice the speed of the driver's side signal. Initial research suggests a bulb is dead (or dying). I changed the front bulb, but the issue still remains. ...
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What bulb is in the front right turn signal/parking light bulb in a Honda Accord 2003 Sedan?

The bulb in my front right turn signal/parking light bulb in my Honda Accord 2003 is out. This is the orange light above the main headlight on the passenger side. I found the instructions for how to ...
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Why does my turn signals intermittently flash fast?

Both my turn signals will, what appears randomly, flash faster then return to normal. They can repeat this cycle any number of times or not at all. I asked my husband to to check all the lights and he ...
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Turn signal not returning to neutral

I am considering buying a 2005 Mazda 3i. One of the problems with the car is that, when turning right, the turn signal does not return to neutral on its own, you have to do it manually. What part ...
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2004 Mercury Monterey - [Self-canceling] turn signals turn on after a turn

I've noticed a relatively harmless, but particularly annoying issue has cropped up with my 2004 Mercury Monterey (more-or-less identical to a Ford Freestar of the same model year). Normally, I turn on ...
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'96 Buick Century Turn Signal Not Working

Yesterday I noticed that all four of my turn signals were not turning on. About two months I had the flasher replaced because they turned on but just would not blink, now they will not even light up......
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Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?

I put LED turn signals on my Jeep. Now my jeep thinks that the lights are burned out (which I was expecting). I ordered some 6ohm resistors so the car will think that there is a light plugged in. I ...
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Does “DOT and SAE approved” apply across the United States?

If I put a replacement light for my vehicle and it is "DOT" and/or "SAE" approved for legal street use does that mean it is legal in all 50 US States? Specifically: I just replaced my Jeep turn ...
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Hazards work but turn signals do not

I have a 1991 Honda Accord that started experiencing some electrical issues yesterday. At first, the right turn signal would not turn off. Shortly after, the turn signals stopped working completely ...
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Left signal light indicator stuck on

On my 2005 Cavalier, the left turn signal indicator is permanently lit when the headlights are on and flashes at about double speed when the turn signal is actually on. The actual signal lights ...
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Flaky turn signal

I'm working on a 1998 Ford Contour with a right rear turn signal that is acting up. The indicator on the dash and the right front turn signal are quick flashing while the right rear signal/bulb is on ...
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Turn Signal Malfunctioning

My left turn signal started malfunctioning the other day, here are the symptoms. left turn signal (on dashboard) clicks at roughly twice the rate as the right turn signal. rear turning light flashes ...
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Turn Signal Randomly Changes Directions

I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The left turn signal has started randomly switching over to blinking the right signal light. When it happens, the sequence is usually: Turn on the left signal, it blinks ...
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Shorted electrical, lots of things not working

I was installing a boost gauge, and must've shorted something out because now my turn signals, fog lights, ac blower, and wipers don't work. I checked the fuses but they weren't blown. How can I ...
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Is it possible (or practical) to repair a turn signal cancel switch instead of replacing it?

tl;dr: My turn signal has stopped cancelling reliably - can I repair it or should I get it replaced? Full Query/Context: A properly functioning turn signal system, I believe, will typically cancel ...
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Left blinker quirky when braking

This is a bit of a strange problem but the left turn signal on my '98 Saturn SW2 is acting a bit funny. When braking the blinker will either simply not work or work very slowly. When not braking it ...
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How do I stop the 'never-ending' turn signal?

I have an '07 Chevy Malibu, whose turn signal doesn't seem to disengage whenever I make a turn, unless it's more than roughly 160 degrees (a U-turn). What are some of the possible causes and are there ...