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Unread 10-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Turn signal question

My left turn signal works when it wants too. I could use it on one turn, and the next turn it won't work. Should i assume it's the switch/lever? I figured i'd asked on here, before buying a new one, in case it could be something else?

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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Sounds right, to me. That would be my first guess.

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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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check the flasher. I recently had the same issue and I put more solder on the joints and have been problem free on this issue.

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Unread 10-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #4
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I had an old nissan and it did the same. i took the level off and opened it up. the contacts inside were gummed up/corroded. not sure if you can do that to jeeps though.

actually, looks like you can
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Unread 10-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Cool i'll try that first.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Cool i'll try that first.
Before you go and pull out the switch, put on the four way flashers and then turn them off. Do this a few times. Proceed to then check if your left blinker will work? If it does it is the flasher which is located below the dash. Do a search and you will see exactly where it as as well as how you can repair it yourself if you are so inclined.
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Unread 10-30-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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Before you go and pull out the switch, put on the four way flashers and then turn them off. Do this a few times. Proceed to then check if your left blinker will work? If it does it is the flasher which is located below the dash. Do a search and you will see exactly where it as as well as how you can repair it yourself if you are so inclined.

I was reading other post about this problem or similar. There is several references to a write up about it. I found several posts, but not the write up....does anyone know the link or what to search that will pull that write up?
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Don't know what write up you are talking about, but I do have a switch for sale for $10 plus mailing cost if you need it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f128/...04-wj-1735762/
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Unread 10-30-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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I was reading other post about this problem or similar. There is several references to a write up about it. I found several posts, but not the write up....does anyone know the link or what to search that will pull that write up?
Try this

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...guide-1167239/
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:39 AM   #10
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Before you go and pull out the switch, put on the four way flashers and then turn them off. Do this a few times. Proceed to then check if your left blinker will work? If it does it is the flasher which is located below the dash. Do a search and you will see exactly where it as as well as how you can repair it yourself if you are so inclined.
I did this this morning and the left turn signal never started to work, am I safe to rule out the flasher and say its the switch?
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I did this this morning and the left turn signal never started to work, am I safe to rule out the flasher and say its the switch?

No, still could be the flasher. They are cheap so that is where I would start.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #12
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I did this this morning and the left turn signal never started to work, am I safe to rule out the flasher and say its the switch?
Pull the relay out and check the contacts for cracks. I just resoldered mine a couple days ago and now I have a left signal after 2 years.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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Chrysler is known for making pretty crappy multifuntion switches (turn signal switch). I replace them all the time in wj's, wk 's and even more often in the vans. If you have a multimeter its pretty easy to tell if the signal is coming from the switch or not, you can access the switch connector by removing the steering column trim (screws on underside)
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Chrysler is known for making pretty crappy multifuntion switches (turn signal switch). I replace them all the time in wj's, wk 's and even more often in the vans. If you have a multimeter its pretty easy to tell if the signal is coming from the switch or not, you can access the switch connector by removing the steering column trim (screws on underside)
Not to say you are wrong, but I have owned Chrysler products, Dodge and Jeep, since 1989 and never had a problem with the switches.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:39 AM   #15
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I do about 1 a week at work. But i also do 5-10 vehicles a day, and there are 6 other techs in this one chrysler shop. Its all opinion on whats considered a lot i guess.
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