Turn signal not working

Tiny
WESLEY21
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
I was wondering what would cause my turn signals to not work but my hazards work
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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 8:47 AM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Hello,

It sounds like it might be the hazard switch here is a guide to help you test along with the blinker wiring diagrams so you can see how it works.

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

See where you are losing power. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find.

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
ROGER2923
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 237,000 MILES
My brake lights & turn signals stopped working. All fuses have tested good. Any other options?
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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This sounds like the turn signal switch itself has gone bad here are instructions to help you change it out.

REMOVAL

1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. On models with tilt steering, remove tilt lever, then the steering column collar by pressing on collar from top and bottom while removing.
3. On all models, remove lower dash panel trim cover, then the column shroud retaining screws from bottom of column shroud.
4. Remove bottom half of shroud by pulling shroud down and toward rear of vehicle. Move shift lever as required to ease shroud removal on models with automatic transmission.
5. Lift top half of shroud from column.
6. Remove two switch attaching screws, then disconnect switch from casting.
7. Disconnect three electrical connectors, using care not to damage locking tabs. Use care not to damage selector indicator cable on models with automatic transmission.

INSTALLATION

1. Install three electrical connectors, ensure they are fully engaged. On models with automatic transmission, route wiring for switch under selector indicator cable.
2. Align switch mounting holes with holes in steering column casting, then install screws and torque to 18-27 inch lbs.
3. On models with automatic transmission, ensure selector indicator is adjusted properly.
4. On all models, position top half of steering column shroud onto column so that screw moldings on shroud seat in mounting bores in column. Place shift lever in its lowest position to aid assembly on vehicles with automatic transmission.
5. Install bottom half of shroud by sliding guides in bottom half of shroud into tabs in top half.
6. Install shroud retaining screws and torque to 18.5-25.6 inch lbs.
7. On models with tilt steering, proceed as follows:
a. Install steering column collar by pressing on top and bottom while installing on column.
B. Install tilt lever and torque to 2.2-3.6 ft lb.
8. On all models, install lower dash panel trim cover, then connect battery ground cable.
9. Check multi-function switch and steering column for correct operation.

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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ROGER2923
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Thank you! That worked I got a new switch for $78.00 and all fixed I love this site
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
04 FORD RANGER
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Hello, I was wondering what would keep my turn signals from working? The hazard lights will not work as well.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check fuses in picture it looks like the flashers are part of interior fuse panel which may need to be replaced or a mechanic may be able to wire two flashers in. Not something for a person to handle. See picture.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
04 FORD RANGER
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Thanks, I just got it fixed.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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What was it?

Best, Ken
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
04 FORD RANGER
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My front blinkers we're not plug in all the way lol it had me going crazy
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JBUERKLE
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My tail lights, brake lights and turn signal don't work. Changed the fuses and still have the problem.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check wiring to the tail lights. I believe there are a couple plugs that could be corroded or disconnected. Also, make sure everything is getting a good ground.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers, Ken
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Tiny
JARTCHRX
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  • 1994 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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My blinkers just quit working. Everything else on the column works -- the bright/dim switch, the windshield wipers, etc. No fuses are blown. Any suggestions on what needs to be done to repair this.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Check fuses first. Sounds like your flasher relay has failed.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
THESWORDMAN
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  • 1988 FORD RANGER
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I have replaced the bulbs and changed the fuses but the turn signals still won't work. Any suggestions?
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
98RANGERXLT
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The switch could be bad.
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Tiny
HILOGUY
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  • 1993 FORD RANGER
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Hi, my front left turn signal will not go on at all. When I put on my left turn signal, the rear will light up but not flash. The front does not go on at all, and the right side turn signals work fine. I am wondering what when wrong and what I need to do to fix this. PLMK Thanks
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Did you check the left front bulb? It takes all the bulbs working to draw enough current through the flasher to make it work. With only one bulb working, the heating element in the flasher won't get hot enough to click off. That's why the rear bulb stays on.

If a new bulb doesn't solve the problem, it is time to check the wiring.

Caradiodoc
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HILOGUY
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I was wondering how I would go about replacing the bulb. I've looked at the lens and didn't see any screws or ways of removing it. I looked under the hood and saw some screws and a wire that was connected to the light but I am not sure which light it is connected to. How would I go about removing the lens to get to the bulb?
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Follow the wires to the socket, grab that socket, and turn it counter-clockwise about 1/8 turn, then wiggle it while pulling it out of the rear of the housing. When it comes out, carefully push the bulb into the socket a little while turning it counter-clockwise as you're looking at the bulb. If it's rusted into the socket, you'll have to work it loose while turning it. In rare cases the bulb can break so don't use too much pressure.

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