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Posted: 5/9/2003 1:13:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2003 2:12:49 AM EST by bung]
I have a 2000 Grand Am with a problem. In the last few weeks the turn signals have been working intermitently. They work about 90% of the time but sometimes when I flip the lever, the indicators on the dash don't work. They don't seem to be working externally either because I don't see reflections from the turn signals.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:25:42 AM EST
Sounds like a wiring and/or connector problem since the turn signals work occassionally. Is it both front and rear?
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 1:45:47 AM EST
I'm not sure if both the front and rear are affected. It seems to always work when I am in a position to get out and check them.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:04:18 AM EST
Sounds like a turn signal switch problem to me. If you move the lever but nothing lights the inital power isn't being sent to the flasher unit, which is really only a breaker. Have also heard phantom clicks when some switches cancel before the switch fails. Hope it helps. Dustdevil out
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:12:24 AM EST
I just had to replace the turn signal switch in my 94 F-150. It would cancel the cruise control when I tried to signal to the right. That cost me almost $200!
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:22:03 AM EST
That's exactly what's going on with my mom's '98 Lumina. Let me know if you track it down before I do.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:27:48 PM EST
It may just be the flasher relay.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:45:43 PM EST
sounds like ya'll should use your car as a target at the next hun farm get-together.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 2:54:29 PM EST
On my T/A tail light, the bulb gets a little worn at the base. So the circuit won't work *sometimes*.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 3:08:46 PM EST
Is it still under warranty? If not check for good will warranty. GM just sent me $350 for a windshield wiper motor I had replaced out of the general warranty period. The circuit board for the motor had a crack and operated intermittently.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 4:54:25 PM EST
Check the flasher unit first, see if you are getting power to it and try repacing it with a known good flasher. Next... well next you might want to learn a little about electrical circuits and dig up a wiring diagram for your car. The power flows follows. Battery, ignition switch, fuse panel, flasher can, turn signal switch and finally the turn signal lights. On, check for good contacts as the fuse, flasher can and bulb bases and finally a good ground circuit. The other items to check you might want to leave to a pro. Good luck.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:22:42 PM EST
I have run into this problem several times at my shop. It is usually caused by a tilt steering wheel flex-joint rubbing against a wire harness in the column and grounding it out. Panzer Out
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 6:28:42 PM EST
Check the flasher unit if your car still has them. On my LeSabre it is a little cylindrical unit the size of a golf ball which sits under the dash. A new one cost $9 and fixed my problem which was intermitent flasher problems (until one day the flasher stopped working all together). It took me 10 minutes to replace it. GunLvr
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 11:12:03 PM EST
Don't forget something as simple as water getting inside the Lamp if you've had a lot of rain lately. Let us know what you find out.
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