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The left blinker light illuminates on the dash for 5 min.

On two mornings this week the dash left arrow stays on for at least five minutes. It seems to work fine after that.

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  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    Yes the blinkers are working and the right seems fine.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    No, I guess I don't really know if they are working because I am traveling at the time and I have not stopped to check it. Today I was ready to open the window and stick my arm out to indicate a left turn when the dash light went off and the blinker started to work. It was about 12 degrees this morning.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    It is a 2005 Kia Sorento and tonight it is happy in the garage. The arrow was not on when I started it and the blinkers are all working.

  • Ellen_50 Dec 12, 2008

    Thank you Scorpedo. I will stop the next time it happens to immediately check the signals. Last year the dealer kept the car for three weeks to locate a problem with an air bag warning light and they tore apart the car and replaced wiring in the door. Otherwise, it has been a great little car. We were planning on having the timing belt replaced soon as we have just gone over 60,000. You have been very helpful. I am so happy to have found this service. Have a nice evening.

  • yeah1 Dec 30, 2008

    2005 sorento lx : went to use thr left blinker last night and it stuck on. the right workd fine, but the left is stuck on with no response to the lever on the column. the dash light is on continuously and wont shut off along with the lites outside the vehicle. i also only have 62,000 miles on it and the clutch is slipping pretty bad.

  • yeah1 Dec 31, 2008

    ok my left blinker is stuck on solid only when the headlights are on. when the head lights are off the blinkers work, but when the left blinker is flashing so are the lights behind the guage cluster and only the l.e.d. lites on the fan and heat control dials........? when right blinker flashes there are no pulsations. any ideas?

  • Ellen_50 Jan 03, 2009

    Hi,



    I was the original post with the blinker that stayed on and last week we blew a few fuses and a tail light. Of course this happened when we were traveling out of state and we had to pull over a dusk and get a motel room. The next day we replaced two fuses and a tail light but then all the lights stayed on. We took the car into the dealer and the problem was resolved by disconnecting the wires by the hitch that we use for trailering. I guess salt build up was tje problem. We do not use this vehicle to pull a trailer so we just had the wiring disconnected and rewired for $90.00 rather than paying $375.00 to have it all fixed.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Ok we are getting somewhere I think , what year make and model are you driving? And if it is possible for you to pop outside and start the car up. If the light stays on for you hop out and see if the outside lights are working at all. Both lefts and rights. Especially if that dash light is stuck on.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    So it is just the dash light staying on for about 5 minutes , but during that time the signals left and right both are working outside the car as normal.

  • Jamie Heppner
    Jamie Heppner May 11, 2010

    Do your blinkers outside the car still work? Does the right arrow work as normal?

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The most common problem with signals is the flasher unit and they can be replaced fairly easy. The problem your discribing though sounds a bit more like there is a problem in the steering column itself. For now though the next time it does happen to you try and take a minute to see if the signals are working outside when it happens. That can help pinpoint where the problem is a little more.

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    Jamie Heppner Dec 12, 2008

    I hope I have been a help , if you are in the BC area you can find more helpfull people like myself at Lordco's everywhere :)

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