Problems started about 1 yr ago. My turn signals worked off and on. When it rained or weather got cold-no turn signals. Might not start in the morning good or bad weather and then later in the day they would start up. Or I could go a couple weeks or more-worked fine. Then no signals that could last a day or several weeks. Mechanic was convinced needed new turn signal switch box. Replaced-worked few days-back to old routine. Now have absolutely nothing. This has gone on for several months. The only recourse unless you have a solution is to take all the carpet up and go inch by inch to locate the problem. He also has replace 2 small fuses. Any suggestions-winter is coming and hand signals will be very cold! help
Under the dash just to the left of steering column you will find the signal fuse. it's about 1 "x 1.5" little box that plugs into a fuse block ( if you put your finger on it and push, with signal on, you can feel signal working) over time the holes in fuseblock become worn. A new fuse won't do it. But if you take the fuse out and coat the leads with solder, ( be suer to clean & flux them first) it will enlarge the posts or leads so that it will fit more snug. And thjat should take care of it
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Sounds like the timer is bad. Since you have power when warm, the power relay must be giving the timer juice. The way it is suppose to work is you wait until the glow plug light goes out and then try to start. In cold weather it should take longer for the glow plug light to go out.
Old new beetle VW harness has contact resistance problems(vibration of wires) and needs to be recrimped the long wires(vibration can be stopped by silicone rubber anchoring). Cold weather make battery voltages low and needs recharged with handbrake on(headlamps off) 10 minutes warming engine up the whole winter.
1) Verify that the front and rear passenger turn signal light bulbs aren't burned out.
2) Check for a short circuit in the wires at the signal lights. This can happen if you have a leak around the light and moisture gets inside. A strong indicator that this is the problem is if the signal acts up right after a rain, but works fine after several days of dry weather.
I had this problem with a 1997 suburban and a 1999 tahoe. I fixed it on the suburban by replasing the complete light assembly, and on the tahoe i just replaced the circuit board were the light bulbs and harness plug in its easy and inexpensive. good luck!
That happen to me 3 days ago. The problem is on the ignition key. When you turn it to start the engine, once the engine starts, turn it back a little. is suppose to get back by itself but, get stuck because the cold weather.
You can use a pointed nosed pliers (or similar) to remove fuses..... The rain would not effect the turn signals unless you had a water leak into the flasher unit itself !
The A/C has to be fully charged to blow cold air and would not be on some days and then off the next. the refrigident gas would not change because of weather conditions. .........
A simple test lamp will indicate which fuse is functioning or otherwise without removal of same ! Good luck