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Unread 10-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP!! Turn signal issue

Hey everyone!
I just recently bought a 2001 Grand Cherokee with hopes to fix it up and drive it around. One of the issues that I am having is that the left turn signal does not work at all. The Right one works fine, and both hazards work fine. But when I hit the left turn signal, literally nothing happens. No noise no click no blink no light on the dash. Anyone have any ideas??

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Unread 10-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Do a quick search. Its probably your flasher relay under the steering column. The solder cracks and renders them useless.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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Do a quick search. Its probably your flasher relay under the steering column. The solder cracks and renders them useless.
X2 but you can just re solder the crack - I did and no probs

Btw it is $$$$ and dealer only part

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Unread 10-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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Hey everyone!
I just recently bought a 2001 Grand Cherokee with hopes to fix it up and drive it around. One of the issues that I am having is that the left turn signal does not work at all. The Right one works fine, and both hazards work fine. But when I hit the left turn signal, literally nothing happens. No noise no click no blink no light on the dash. Anyone have any ideas??

Thanks!
Just re read this - the flasher is multi function so flashers etc would not work

Check the connections on the one tail light where the bulb holder screws on

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Unread 10-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Just re read this - the flasher is multi function so flashers etc would not work

Check the connections on the one tail light where the bulb holder screws on

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Are you sure? I thought the flashers could still work. I currently have the same problem on my wj. If I hit the hazards and the the turn signal it will start working again sometimes. I'm on my phone or I would link to the other thread. Either way, do a quick search. There is fairly comprehensive thread out there
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Unread 10-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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Also might want to check the connector on your multi-function stalk (turn signal actuator). Could also be a bad stalk. Not hard to get to or change out and you could probably find one in the junkyard.

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Are you sure? I thought the flashers could still work. I currently have the same problem on my wj. If I hit the hazards and the the turn signal it will start working again sometimes. I'm on my phone or I would link to the other thread. Either way, do a quick search. There is fairly comprehensive thread out there
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Unread 10-25-2013, 02:40 AM   #8
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I had the exact same issue. Left turn signal didn't work and everything else did. It was the flasher relay. I got a used one for $10 bucks off a donor parts cars. It's the biggest relay in the middle of the top row on the left side of the dash.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 06:54 AM   #9
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I had same issue, turn signal would work, then not work or stay on permanently. I pulled the relay, took it apart and solders were all good. I bought a replacement relay at NAPA for like $45 dollars. Could find one at junk yard too I suppose, but I decided to go new and not have to worry about it anymore.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:00 AM   #10
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I had same issue, turn signal would work, then not work or stay on permanently. I pulled the relay, took it apart and solders were all good. I bought a replacement relay at NAPA for like $45 dollars. Could find one at junk yard too I suppose, but I decided to go new and not have to worry about it anymore.
So the Napa relay fixed it then
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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
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Yes sir. The NAPA relay looked identical to the OEM part and even had the Chrysler emblem on it. Pull the relay and check the solders first. Use the search function as there is a write up out there somewhere. If you can't see any broken solders, then I would just pull the trigger on a new one. If that doesn't fix it then I would suspect it's the turn signal arm assembly which is also quite easy to remove. I pulled mine out and inspected it before buying the new relay. Not sure what I was looking for but everything seemed intact. Might be a write up on how to check for proper electrical signal running through the turn signal assembly, but like I said, mine was fixed by replacing the relay. Good luck!
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Yes sir. The NAPA relay looked identical to the OEM part and even had the Chrysler emblem on it. Pull the relay and check the solders first. Use the search function as there is a write up out there somewhere. If you can't see any broken solders, then I would just pull the trigger on a new one. If that doesn't fix it then I would suspect it's the turn signal arm assembly which is also quite easy to remove. I pulled mine out and inspected it before buying the new relay. Not sure what I was looking for but everything seemed intact. Might be a write up on how to check for proper electrical signal running through the turn signal assembly, but like I said, mine was fixed by replacing the relay. Good luck!
Those tards .... Nappy - autozone orielys- advanced auto all told me it was a dealer only part and the dealer wanted $70+ get the relay on my 99 wj . That's why I went the solder route even though I needed a magnifying glass to see the crack

When did you replace it?

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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Thanks guys, i really appreciate all the feedback. I didnt get a chance to do it this past weekend but i will get to it this week. Ill post what i find! Thanks again!
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Unread 10-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #14
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Thanks guys, i really appreciate all the feedback. I didnt get a chance to do it this past weekend but i will get to it this week. Ill post what i find! Thanks again!
Joe I just performed surgery on my flasher relay today. if you are looking down at the points with the blades facing you, it's the 3rd from the right. 3 Philips screws and two 10mm bolts to pull dash apart. Top row of relays above your fuses, it's the big middle one. Kinda tight quarters but comes out easy enough. Good luck.
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