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Turn signals have quit working

I have a 1998 Ford Explorer, and the turn signals have gone out. They were working on and off for a while but today no signals. I tried manually using them, hearing the clicking inside but did not see any light. Is it just a switch or something easy and not costly?

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  • rosey4412000 Nov 06, 2008

    I had the bulbs checked and they worked fine. A friend of mine at work, who works on cars and trucks alot came to the conclusion that it was the turn signal switch/lever on the steering column. Some other searching that I did came to the same conclusion. I will be contacting the dealership today about the part but my friend is going to install it.



    Thank you for your response.

  • rosey4412000 Nov 10, 2008

    The problem turned out to be the turn signal switch under the steering column. My husband was able to repair for the cost of the part, being $20.00. Thanks to all who offered solutions, and I will definitely come back the next time I have a problem.

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Many times the turning signals will quit because a bulb has gone out. Have the bulbs checked first.

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  • six-of-ten Nov 06, 2008

    I would try to get one from a junk yard. It would be a lot cheaper.

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