It sounds like the switch has failed. If the switch was good and it was a wiring issue, changing the direction (signal direction) would change the power flow and change it from flashing. The power runs through the switch, so if you have power and it won't change direction, it honestly sounds internal within the switch itself.
If you decide to replace the switch, here are the directions. The attached pics correlate with the directions.
1997 Chrysler Sebring L4-122 2.0L DOHC VIN Y MFI
Vehicle Sensors and Switches Sensors and Switches - Lighting and Horns Turn Signal Switch Service and Repair Procedures
Turn Signal Switch
Caution: Before removal of air bag module and clock spring, refer to Restraint Systems.
Column Switch Removal Steps
- Horn pad. Refer to Steering.
- Air bag module. Refer to Restraint Systems.
- Steering wheel. Refer to Steering.
1. Column cover, lower.
2. Column cover, upper.
3. Column switch assembly (with built in wiper and washer switch, and wiper relay).
4. Clock spring*.
Note: Do not remove parts marked with * from the column switch except when removal is absolutely necessary.
Let me know if this helps.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 6:22 PM