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Old 02-17-2014, 10:11 AM
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Turn Signal Problems

A friend of mine has a TJ, and she says her parking lights, turn signals, and even her 4WD dash light isn't working. She said that when she sets down the turn signal either way, the lights don't blink and the 2 green arrows on the dash don't blink either. She said her headlights and fog lights work, but not the turn signals and parking lights. Anyone know in which direction I should point her for what could be wrong? Any answers are appreciated!

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Is there a fuse for all lights either behind the dash or under the hood? If so, check there. Could be a bad ground somewhere too

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She also said the turn signal doesn't make the clicking noise, and when you push down the....ummm...turn signal lever(?) that it will stay down even after she straightens the wheel again. Another friend of mine said possibly a bad turn signal lever? Im also not sure about the fuse either.
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She also says her radio isn't working, i'm not sure if that's related or not.
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What year is the Jeep? Does the cigarette lighter work? Could be a bad ignition switch depending on the year.
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Its a 97, she says the cigarette lighter does work
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On a "97" the same part of the ignition switch provides power to the turn signals, radio, and windshield wiper motor, so have her see if her wipers are working. If they are not it's most likely the ignition switch, if they are, it rules out the ignition switch.
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More than likely it's the turn signal switch. they are around $30.00 and can be had at Advance Auto or search the web. Mine did the same thing. I removed and installed it in 30 minutes and you DO NOT have to take the wheel off! It's a tight fit but it will work.
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On a "97" the same part of the ignition switch provides power to the turn signals, radio, and windshield wiper motor, so have her see if her wipers are working. If they are not it's most likely the ignition switch, if they are, it rules out the ignition switch.
When she left school yesterday, she didnt have any problems with everything turning on. Today the same thing as yesterday happened and the windshield wipers did not work. What ignition switch should she get and how hard is it to replace?
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Maybe someone who has actually changed one can chime in, but I don't think it's a very difficult job. I believe you just pull the plastic covers off the steering column, and disconnect the connector, unbolt the switch (it might have tamper proof torx head screws...Napa Auto Parts carries bits for those) switch your lock cylinder to the new switch, and reinstall. I believe most auto parts stores would have the switch.

Here's a video I found on a Cherokee, I'm not sure this is identical to what you have, but it should be similar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reonxApWkVU

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