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Old 12-20-2012, 07:02 AM   #1
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turn signal failure

Yesterday morning going to work, they would blink once, then stop. They seemed to start working as the Jeep warmed up. They worked fine going home after work at 5:00. This morning they did the same thing. Fuse or relay issue? Thoughts?

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Bad ground. Do you have taillight guards?

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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Sounds like a bad flasher relay to me..
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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X2 on bad ground. I had a similar problem. Pull the lights off and make sure there is good contact with the body.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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One thing you might try before you spend a lot of time chasing a ground issue (which is definitly a possibility) is to cycle your four way flasher switch back and forth a couple of times. Your signal feed comes through that switch. Could be a corroded connection within the switch.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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I'll try the hazard light idea first.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #7
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I turned on the hazards. The dash lights clicked and blinked like there was a short for a min, then started working normally. After this, the turn signals worked normally. The next time I started it, the same thing happened.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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It ended up being the turn signal/hazard lights relay.
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It ended up being the turn signal/hazard lights relay.
Where is it located? I can't find it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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I have an issue with turn signals to. If I hit the left signal 50% of the time it does not work. If I notice it I push lightly on the flasher button, it works. Around my area if you are courteous and use your signal people speed up to not let you in. So I really don't give a rats a$$ if it works or not, I'm paying attention!
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Under the dash, take off panel under steering wheel with 2 screws, and the metal plate behind that. Relay should be to the right of the steering column back in there a little ways.
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Where is it located? I can't find it.
You have to remove the cover on the steering column. I think just two screws underneath. And the relay is right on top, to the right of center.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:35 AM   #13
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Under the dash, take off panel under steering wheel with 2 screws, and the metal plate behind that. Relay should be to the right of the steering column back in there a little ways.
What year do you have? My relay is above the column, just to the right of center, clear as day.

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