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I parked my Windstar LTD 2003 outside for two days in the cold. When I went out to start it, the battery was near dead. Under about 5" of snow, I notice that the 4-way flashers were working but were rather dim. I am 100% confident that I did not turn them on when I parked the van 2 days before. When I attempted to turn off the emergency 4-ways...nothing? No matter how many times I pushed the switch - no change they just kept flashing. I then boosted the vehicle and parked it in a warm garage for two days after disconnecting the battery to stop the flashing. Two days later, I reconnected the battery and the flashers immediately started again. Still no way of turning them short of disconnecting the battery. Thats where things stand at the moment! Thanks guys, suggestions most welcome.

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Renew the hazard warning light switch its failed from the sound of it ,i thinks its these cut price units made in wherever and the microprocessor gives up when cold or if tis too hot ,just junk pieces thats all

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Sounds like you need whats called a multi-function switch, you can get it from your local autoparts store. The bad news is that the steering wheel needs to come off. If you are not familar with this procedeure, would suggest taking it to someone who is, or at least qualified too.

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SOURCE: Engine won't start. Dash lights flash rapidly when key turned.

the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck

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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy Impala periodically won't start

Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time

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SOURCE: CHRYSLER town and country mini van turn signal/flasher

I have a 2005 Chrysler T&C. The turn signal would not work at all or activate incorrect side. The switch is easy to remove as described by dukecityman.

Once the switch is of, it has four screws holding it together.I took this apart to find that there was a circuit-board which was contaminated with dirt. wiped it of, put it back together, working fine.

If you take it apart use caution. there are parts on the "top" which will fall out. ( they go right back in) The circuit-board is on the "bottom" half. You really only need to take this part off. (less moving parts)

Your going to replace it anyway, whats the harm?

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wow, no engine option stated, !!!

how cold is cold, we dont know, ALASKA -50F or Keywest at +80F

what temp sensors , there can be many.

my 08 has 3 on engine,. one in tranny, and 1 in front corner for my outside airtemp option with compass.



the one that counts is the ECT, and this sensos is screwed deep

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with a heat lamp is near impossible. so where is it. EXACTLY.



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weak spark (if all spark plugs are strong cranking) then....

or bad fueling,



bad fueling can be.

bad fuel

leaking injectors, (for 3 reasons)

ECU is overfueling, (ECT reads way too low than reality)

The engine has 2 more sensors that can cause over or under fueling

THE MAP or MAF, you didnt say which engine so cant guess.



MAP vacuum port clogged with PCV cloud of death , gunk,.

MAF hot wire coked up, clean it.

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or a MAF based engine with any form of induction leaks (vacuum leaks)



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Hello...

I would start, since it is cold outside by checking to make sure the battery is in good shape. If it is not, it will run but when the cold comes it will eventually not turn over. Note: Turning on the lights to see if they are bright is not a good check for the batteries abilty to crank the car. If you have a Checker or Autozone or other auto parts store see if they can test your battery for you.

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