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All lights work but turn signals don't.

I recently did my transmission and put a used 5 speed in it, it runs okay, one small problem but more on that later. Right now, my turn signals are not functioning. My headlights work, brights and all, my brake lights work, dim and bright for the brakes.My Hazards on the other hand do not work at all.

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The flasher needs to be replaced generally its under the steering column its round maybe qtr size if you need anything go to collisionrepairadvice.com

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