1996 Ford Bronco Turn Signals

Tiny
MOLLY BRADY
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  • 1996 FORD BRONCO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Both my turn signals quit working. I checked the fuse and it was okay. I went to a local shop and the mechangic looked. Or rather. Glanced briefly at the steering column (no more than 2 seconds) and said it was dirty and I probably had spilled coffee and ruined the multi-function switch. Told me it would cost at least $400.00 + to replace it. It all sounded too pat to me. He didn't check anything. Not even the fuse that I had already checked. Although I suppose it could be the multifunction switch, I would like to know what else I should check out before I spend that kind of money. I have the manual (Chilton's). My husband died recently. He would have wanted me to fix it myself. Is that possible? Unfortunately all of his automobilie tools are in another state. Any advice from all of the techies out there.
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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 6:28 PM

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Tiny
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Does the 4 way flashers work? Check the signal light flasher it is located on the front drivers side under the dash to the right of steering column. Is mounted in upper corner of fuse panel. It should be by the fuse you have all ready checked. If the flasher stops you will have no signal lights. The 4 way flasher runs on its own flasher.L
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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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I forgot to mention that I did check the emergency lights and they worked. I removed the signal flasher for the turn signals and was going to take it to an auto parts store and buy a new one just in case that was the problem. I am going to check to make sure the flasher is getting power before I do that. Can you tell me how to do that. The wires are white and red. I have a meter.

By the way, my Bronco has a different configuration than you described in your note. I don't know if it makes a difference but the signal flasher on my Bronco is located in the lower right corner of the fuse panel which is below and to the left of the steering column.
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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 AT 9:54 AM
Tiny
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Both the emergency flashers and the turn signal flashers are the same number. I found that they are a 2 prong flasher. You could take the one out of the 4 way and try it in the reguler signals. To check the power to the switch use a static light one that connects tot he ground and with the long needle end touch each prong. If the light comes on you have voltage going to the flasher. Remember, try it with turning each signal on and key in on mode. Had one guy test the prongs with everything off and tried to find out why the tester did not light.
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Sunday, May 31st, 2009 AT 8:15 PM

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