FLASHER PROBLEM - 1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Tiny
  • 44rman
  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER

My turn signal/hazard lights went out two days ago. I asked for advice and was told to replace the flasher. I bought one at Pep Boys(the guy at the desk gave me the one) and replaced the one in the truck. I'm assuming I replaced the correct part (it was located under the panel under the steering wheel in a little box with other square shaped plugs). THe new flasher was slightly larger than the old one (just the outer part, it plugged in fine), and I couldn't quite get the box closed, but when I turned the car on, I just heard a buzzing sound coming out from that location every 3 seconds or so, and the signal lights still didn't come on. Was this the correct part to replace? Should I buy an original part from the Ford dealership? Should I be looking at another part? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Sunday, January 15th, 2006 AT 4:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Dude
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Where does the owners manual show it is located?

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Monday, January 16th, 2006 AT 1:59 PM
  • Tiny
  • Godbear839
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I am not sure but I don't think a 1998 for explorer has a flasher I think it's all solid state now. I may be wrong though I do agree check the owners manual for it's location

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Monday, January 16th, 2006 AT 3:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • 44rman
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You know, I could not find anything about the flasher in the manual, and I couldn't locate any of those Haynes books at Pep Boys. I had heard that it was located under the the dash beneath the steering column, and what I replaced sure looked like the flasher I got at Pep Boys, and the guy behind the counter punched up the info on the computer and what he gave me was what came up on the computer, so.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 AT 1:54 AM

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