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Turn signal not working / has a short cant seem to find the sort

Replaced the dimmer switch , fuses, relay etc.. still not getting the turn signal to work but everything else does!!!!

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Sounds strange, but does your hazzard lights work? If they do play with your switch wiggle etc while trying your turn signals. I have seen the hazzard light swith malfuction and cause this issue in the past. Good luck

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