Turn Signals Don't Work

Tiny
JISHEE
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
It's not just the turn signals that don't work--the flashers and interior dome light also do not work. We replaced the 25A fuse for turn signals and dome lights listed for this area with no change. We replaced the column switches with no change. All other lights are working properly as do the windows, door locks, radio, etc. We're looking now for a short or grounding problem. Would appreciate helpful feedback.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 2:47 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hello,

There is a fuse #2 and #3 that need to checked for power. Here is a guide to help us get started and the blinker wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

If you have power it sounds like the smart junction box has gone bad.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is. Cheers
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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
GILBERTO CORONADO
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Thank you for this post, I had the same problem and had to get a new smart junction box cost me $360.00 all fixed! I love this site.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM
Tiny
MARLENIA
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  • 2001 FORD ESCAPE
Noises problem
2001 Ford Escape Four Wheel Drive Automatic

the alarm went off out of the blue. The remote control on my key change hasn't worked in months.I had to take some fuses out just to stop the noise. Now I have no turn signals or a horn. But it's better than the annoying horn and flashing lights can you help me
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Hi
disconnect neg, batt cable for ten mins. While you have it disconeted replace the fuses. Lock your doors.
Now reconnect cable. Unlock passenger door with key. Unlock drivers door with key. This should reset the alarm system.

Good luck. Billymac
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
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PENNMATTHEWS
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I have an Escape also, to shut off the alarm lock the driver door with the key and the door shut. This shuts it off, mine will go off if I am too fast opening the door after unlocking it.

I do not have a key FOB to activate or deactivate the alarm and I learned this real quick. The owners manual also covers this.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
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TJASKA
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  • 2001 FORD ESCAPE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 139,550 MILES
My turning signal on the left side does not work I checked the fuse that is fine.
The light in the dashboard goes on but does not flash.
As I put on the hazard lights it does flash inside but that is all.
I also checked the flasher fuse that is fine too.
What am I missing.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JIS001
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Either your flasher has gone bad or you have a bad turn signal switch. Wiggle the turn signal switch around and see if that will make it flash.

this guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/turn-signals-not-working-blinker
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
TJASKA
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Thank you for replying, Did that and it still won't work.
This means I have to change the switch?
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
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JIS001
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If you replaced the flasher and it is doing the same thing then yes, I would recommend a turn signal switch. Have a replaced a couple for the same problem.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:47 AM (Merged)
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ALSHEPARD5
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I have a 2001 Ford Escape. When the headlights are on the left turn signal light on the dash is illuminated. The left turn signal does not work at all when the headlights are on. When the lights are off and the left turn signal is used the clock and dash lights flash with the turn signal. Both of the front turn signals flash along with the brake lights in the back when the left turn signal is used and the headlights are off. The right turn signal is working fine.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check for either a bad bulb with the filaments touching each other or a bad ground on both front turn signals
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BDELMER
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  • 2WD
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  • 116,000 MILES
My turn signals are not working - could this be a turn signal relay problem? If so, where is it located?
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
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RACEFAN966
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I would check the electronic flasher module. It is located behind the lower left (drivers) end of the dash. This is what makes the signals flash. Now if they don't even come on at all then also check fuse number 6 should be 10 amp. Let me know what you find.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
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BDELMER
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I checked the #6 fuse and it is fine. Yes, the signals do not even come on.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BDELMER
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After pulling the fuse and checking it, it was not broken. But later when driving it the turn signals then worked. So what might be causing this fuse to malfunction?
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BDELMER
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So now the turn signals are intermitten. Something else must be causing the issue. What do you think? Turn signal relay?
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
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RACEFAN966
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I would say check the electronic flasher module which on this car is the turn signal flasher.
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Tiny
BDELMER
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I will look into it. Thank you!
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KEITH99
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  • 4WD
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My left blinker on the instrument panel stays on and on the taillight it doesnt flash. The right blinker is fine
How do I fix it
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Saturday, December 1st, 2018 AT 11:48 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CORYROHRBACK
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Check the light bulb to see if it burnt out.
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