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post #1 of 17 Old 12-15-2014, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Left turn signal problem

The left turn signal isn't working 95% of the time in my wife's 02 WJ. I swapped in a new turn signal switch and nothing changed. I'm guessing it's just a relay... What do you guys think?

That would be easy enough to test if I knew where the relay was located. I didn't see it in the fuse panel. Where is it? And is there anything else to check?


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post #2 of 17 Old 12-15-2014, 04:23 PM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...guide-1167239/

This is quite a common problem. The relay is behind the trim and at the top of your fuse panel on the driver's side. Hope this helps!
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post #3 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 12:31 AM
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I lost both my left and right signal lights. It turned out to be something in my 4 way flasher switch. I turned it on and off a few times and it was all fixed. Any chance this helps your problem?
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post #4 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 01:00 AM
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I lost both my left and right signal lights. It turned out to be something in my 4 way flasher switch. I turned it on and off a few times and it was all fixed. Any chance this helps your problem?
my wj recently started this exact issue with the left turn signal. interestingly enough, some times turning on the emergency flashers and then turning on the blinker will make it work, but not so much as of late however.

if this is such a common problem, what is the cause?
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 01:05 AM
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I was thinking dust or even moisture was getting into the emergency flasher switch and make it go in an in between mode stopping the turn signals from working. I have had this happen on other kinds of cars in the past
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 06:13 AM
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Mine did that also.....replaced the combo flasher at the top of the fuse panel. Everything worked.
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 06:33 AM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...guide-1167239/

This is quite a common problem. The relay is behind the trim and at the top of your fuse panel on the driver's side. Hope this helps!
In the past this has worked for me and saved $$$
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post #8 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 07:54 AM
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In the past this has worked for me and saved $$$
Me too... hardest part was getting the relay back in.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 03:46 PM
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OK I spoke too soon. I lost my signal lights again today. Playing with the emergency flasher switch did not magically solve my problem. It looks like the previous owner used lots of armorall on the dash and steering. I was thinking maybe that got into the contacts on the switch? Any other thoughts?
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 03:47 PM
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Anyone have the part number of the flasher so I can pick one up before taking the old one out? Thanks
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post #11 of 17 Old 12-16-2014, 11:21 PM
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im not paying $80 for a relay so heres the answer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDCPHCczh34
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-17-2014, 01:59 AM
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im not paying $80 for a relay so heres the answer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDCPHCczh34
The ONLY way to repair this common problem is to pull the relay and resoldier the terminals . Easy , straight forward repair .

Or you can spring for a new relay .
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-17-2014, 05:22 AM
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Got mine at NAPA and it was 49.00 and in stock. I did not attempt to fix my old one as it is a pain to get it back in.
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-20-2014, 09:23 PM
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i ended up going to advanced auto parts because NAPA was closed already and i had no turn signals so i had to pay $62
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-23-2014, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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This is quite a common problem. The relay is behind the trim and at the top of your fuse panel on the driver's side. Hope this helps!
Yep. That solved it. Just needed a 10 second solder job. It didn't even look like the solder had gone bad but I decided to give it a touch with the soldering iron just in case. Now it works fine!

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