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1983 ranger turn signal lights flash quickly on both sides. Hazard lights work. Steering wheel felt locked and heard a breaking sound that seemed to come from the steering column.

Took out the turn signal arm from the steering column and the switch itself seemed to work.

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  • JohnSal Dec 28, 2013

    Typo in the question. It should say 1993 Ford Ranger. I don't see a way to edit my question.

  • JohnSal Jan 06, 2014

    The steering wheel just felt locked and in forcing it loose it felt like something in the column broke. i actually made the same model year mistakw when i ordered the replacement part. I still have the same issue after reinstalling the faulty multifunction switch. Ive ordered a used switch and we will see if that fixes it. Thanks for looking and for the reply.



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Fast flashing usually means a bulb is burnt... have you checked them all ??? or did you wire in a trailer plug and did something wrong ???

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It may be the 'actuator'. It is a rod that connects the lock cylinder to the ignition switch on the tilt wheel units. It is made of aluminum and often breaks as things become worn.

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