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Old 02-17-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Ok just getting ideas of what to check. Get in my car this morning and turn signals decide they don't wanna work. Emergency flashers do. It's been raining here pretty hard for about 3 or four days and I have a leaking sunroof. Didn't realize how bad till the bad rain. Slight rain it's hardly dosnt leak but with the rain the last few days been leaking pretty bad. No water hits dash or steering just on seats but is very humid in side car. Could this cause a fuse to blow. Blinkers were working before rain. I guess I'm just hoping it's not the switch it self on column Any ideas I get car back from alinement shop tomorrow and was hoping to get it inspected but can't do that without working turn signals
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Ok just getting ideas of what to check. Get in my car this morning and turn signals decide they don't wanna work. Emergency flashers do. It's been raining here pretty hard for about 3 or four days and I have a leaking sunroof. Didn't realize how bad till the bad rain. Slight rain it's hardly dosnt leak but with the rain the last few days been leaking pretty bad. No water hits dash or steering just on seats but is very humid in side car. Could this cause a fuse to blow. Blinkers were working before rain. I guess I'm just hoping it's not the switch it self on column Any ideas I get car back from alinement shop tomorrow and was hoping to get it inspected but can't do that without working turn signals
Have you checked the fuses?
Do the lights on all four corners, light up at all when you turn on the turn signals?


P.S. I can't remember the exact name of it, but I found some removable clear caulking at a lumberyard and used it to temporarily seal up a leaking T-Top on one of my old vehicles.
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Idk bout the headlights I know taillights work because I just got in and drove it to shop and when I went to turn hit switch and nothing. Dropped off at shop was gonna check it today when it was done but because of mardi GRAS they closed early and didn't finish so I will have to check tomorrow. No I didn't check anything yet was In a rush when dropped it off.
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Idk bout the headlights I know taillights work because I just got in and drove it to shop and when I went to turn hit switch and nothing. Dropped off at shop was gonna check it today when it was done but because of mardi GRAS they closed early and didn't finish so I will have to check tomorrow. No I didn't check anything yet was In a rush when dropped it off.
If the lights light up but don't blink, it's usually the turn signal flasher.
If they don't light up it's usually either the switch, blown bulbs or fuses.
If none of those are it, then start checking for broken wires or inadequate ground connections.
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The lights don't come on at all with the switch but they come on and flash with emergency flashers so I know all the bulbs are working. I was figuring it was a fuse with all the mosture inside car. But won't know for sure till tomorrow so I'll let you know what I find tomorrow when I get the car back

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I'm thinking I'm just gonna have to break down and get new sunroof gaskets and all new weather stripping all around. Both doors hatch and sunroof.
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The lights don't come on at all with the switch but they come on and flash with emergency flashers so I know all the bulbs are working. I was figuring it was a fuse with all the mosture inside car. But won't know for sure till tomorrow so I'll let you know what I find tomorrow when I get the car back

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I'm thinking I'm just gonna have to break down and get new sunroof gaskets and all new weather stripping all around. Both doors hatch and sunroof.
Yeah, it's pretty much gotta' be a fuse or the switch in that case.


I thought the caulk might serve to get you by for a while until the weather improved and you had the parts you needed to fix it.
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Well all fuses are good so called and ordered a new switch grrr. But looked in my chiltons don't seem that hard to change
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Well all fuses are good so called and ordered a new switch grrr. But looked in my chiltons don't seem that hard to change
Been a while since I changed one, but I don't think they are too difficult.
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According to chiltons from what I can tell it's just drop the under dash cover which is only 4 fasteners and the the steering column wrap which is only 2 screws and then. The switch itself is only 2 screws and pull out and unplug then reverse. From what I can tell anyway lol
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According to chiltons from what I can tell it's just drop the under dash cover which is only 4 fasteners and the the steering column wrap which is only 2 screws and then. The switch itself is only 2 screws and pull out and unplug then reverse. From what I can tell anyway lol
That sounds correct and easy enough.
Don't forget to disconnect the battery so nothing accidently shorts out.
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Lol again lol
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Well blinker switch just started working again
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Well blinker switch just started working again
Maybe your "blinker fluid" level is low and it sloshed around enough to activate it?


Contacts in the switch are probably burned or dirty and they are not always making good contact.
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Yea I was thinking with how damp and wet everything was it was making good connection
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