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Turn signal cancellation

Upon changing lanes & manually moving turn signal to neutral position, signal blinks opposite  way.  Both left to right  & visa versa.

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  • fanooch Sep 18, 2008

    Thank you very much for the solution.  I intend to try it this weekend.

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You will have to change the turn sigal switch to correct this.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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