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Car dies when turn signals are used

Car dies when the turn signals are used, then starts up again and will run for a while then dies again when you turn on a turn signal.

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Faulty turn signal switch.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014


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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: was coming home the other night and husband turned

without being able to to be there to inspect it, this is my opinion,It sounds like you have an electrical short internally in steering column. I have seen similar in the same vehicle.Hard for me to tell you what wire though. sorry but it sounds like you need to have a technician repair this but you now know what to expect.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Sometimes when I put the turn signal on either

From what I've been told, the late 90s and up GM cars have the main steering column wiring harness bundled. It runs down the steering column, into the engine bay, and under the battery. Take a look at the area around the battery to see if it is leaking. If the battery is leaking, the fluid is both corrosive and conductive. If it leaks onto the harness, it may have eaten the wire jacketing on the harness wires. In that harness will be the wires for both your turn signals and your ignition switch. If they're shorted together, when you activate the turn signals, you may be killing the ignition.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 98 Nuick Regal, 1st sign

Hi! You may need not to replace the ignition switch. Pretty much a PCM (powertrain control module) failure. The PCM has connectivity on all electrical current that runs inside the car including the engine, transmission, etc... You will need to have the PCM resetted for it to work for when the PCM is faulty the electrical current fails. HOpe this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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SOURCE: go to start the car

you may need to replace your starter. The reason it goes died is you have drained the power out ot the battery
steps to take
1clean the battery post
2 have your battery tested if that is O.K
ask your auto part service person do they run diagnostic test for free on cars
then ask for a free diagnostic test
for them to be able to do this the car must be driverable and present at that time

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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SOURCE: My 1998 Buick Regal GS

Plenty of repair shops out there, someone could actually look at the car, that would help if you really wanted to get it fixed. However what I would do is get under the dash with a good light. There is a wiring bundle which connects all the doodads on the steering wheel and column to the wiring harness of the car. That bundle is connected to the car's wiring harness with a large plug in type male to female connector. Moving the wheel up and down may have dislodged that connector over the years, making the electrical connections hit or miss.

You may have to remove some cosmetic dash panels, look on for a video of that. But find that connector and make sure both the parts are fully snapped together. If that does not do it then you are going to have to consider taking it to a shop where they do car electrical diagnosis. If you find the connector, and shoving it back together fixes the problem, put the steering wheel in one position and leave it there, do not let anyone else drive the car, ever, until you sell it or scrap it.

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