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1998 Buick Park Avenue • 62,000 miles

Left turn signal works ok. Right turn signal stoped working. Emg. Flashers work ok on both sides.
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Daniel dailey
December 10, 2011.




If all the bulbs work properly with the emergency flashers, you need to replace the turn signal switch.

TURN SIGNAL & MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH
Removal
Ensure lever is in center of OFF position. Disconnect negative battery cable. Disable air bag
system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article. Remove lock cylinder. See LOCK
CYLINDER (FUNCTIONAL).
1.
Remove retaining ring. Remove SIR coil assembly. See procedures in AIR BAG RESTRAINT
SYSTEM article. Remove wave washer. Using Lock Plate Compressor (J-23653-SIR) and
Lock Plate Compressor Adapter (J-242137), remove and discard retaining ring. Remove shaft
lock shield assembly. Remove turn signal cancel cam.
2.
Disconnect turn signal and multifunction switch Gray connector from Black connector at
shifter. Remove 2 screws, and remove turn signal and multifunction switch from vehicle.
3.
Installation
Install turn signal and multifunction switch. Using small, flat-blade screwdriver, compress electrical
contact and move switch into position. Ensure electrical contact rests on cancel cam. See Fig. 3.
Tighten turn signal and multifunction switch screws to specification. See TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

LOCK CYLINDER (FUNCTIONAL)
Removal & Installation
Remove steering column. See STEERING COLUMN. Using Modular Column Holding
Fixture (J-41352), secure steering column. Remove tilt lever. Remove 2 lower shroud screws.
Tilt lower shroud down and slide back to disengage locking tabs, then remove lower shroud.
Remove upper shroud.
1.
Hold key in START position. Using 1/16" Allen wrench, push on lock cylinder retaining pin.
Release key to RUN position, and pull lock cylinder set from lock module assembly.
2.
To install, insert key into lock cylinder and turn to RUN position. Ensure sector in lock module
assembly is in RUN position. Insert lock cylinder into upper cover. Align locking and
positioning tabs with slots in lock module assembly, and press lock cylinder into position. To
complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

DISABLING & ACTIVATING AIR BAG SYSTEM
CAUTION: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems
may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer
systems have completed a relearn cycle. See COMPUTER RELEARN
PROCEDURES in GENERAL INFORMATION. Record preset radio
stations and obtain code for theft deterrent-equipped radios before
disconnecting battery.
DISABLING SYSTEM
WARNING: SDM maintains sufficient voltage to cause air bag deployment for up to
10 minutes after ignition switch is turned OFF, battery is disconnected,
or fuse powering SDM is removed. In order to begin servicing
immediately, air bag modules must be removed from deployment loop.
NOTE: When SDM fuse is removed and ignition switch is in RUN position, AIR
BAG warning light will be on. This does not indicate a system
malfunction.
Turn steering wheel to place vehicle wheels in straight-ahead position. Turn ignition switch
OFF and remove key.
1.
Remove SDM fuse (10 amp) from underhood bussed electrical center. Remove driver-side
sound insulator panel. See Fig. 4. Remove Connector Position Assurance (CPA) clip and
disconnect driver-side air bag Yellow 2-pin connector at base of steering column. Remove
passenger-side sound insulator panel. See Fig. 5. Remove CPA clip and disconnect passengerside
air bag Yellow 2-pin connector under right instrument panel.

ACTIVATING SYSTEM
Remove key from ignition switch. Connect driver-side air bag Yellow 2-pin connector at base of
steering column, and passenger-side air bag Yellow 2-pin connector under right side instrument panel.
See Fig. 4 and Fig. 5. Install CPA clips. Reinstall driver and passenger-side sound insulator panels
and SDM fuse.


Rivermikerat
Dec 10, 2011.
I fixed the turn signals. I sprayed some crc-electronis cleaner in around flasher button. Know both turn signals work! For over 8 weeks know! Thanks daniel dailey.
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Daniel dailey
Mar 17, 2012.
You're welcome. Hopefully they continue to work properly for you.


Rivermikerat
Mar 17, 2012.

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