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No turn signals or hazard signals

I stopped in to a local parts supply store and asked if they knew where the flasher module was located....after a brief search the young man had grown obviously frustrated at his inability to locate the well hidden component ,so I am still driving with no turn signals, I just read another post where someone else was having trouble locating the flasher so now I know where to look, but how do I know if it is a bad flasher module or possiblly a broken multi-function switch ?

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The flasher is a cheap part to replace, If you don't want to buy a new one try your local junk yard as they should have several used ones.

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