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Hello. Generally speaking- with turn signals, they either work or they don't work at all.

Here are the basic troubleshooting tips- if the light blinks extremely fast, that means a bulb is out on that particular side; either the left or right side. You will have to check whether the bulb is burned out in the front of the car or in the rear light assembly.

If the lights (either side) do not come on at all OR they do come on without flashing, the turn signal relay needs to be replaced.

And most likely this is the root of the turn signal working intermittently- you'll have to replace the relay- which is the easiest fix on any car.

Look in your car's owner's manual and look under the headings: electrical or turn signal lights or electrical panel, etc. It will tell you where to find the relay cluster for the signal lights. You can go to your local auto parts store to buy one (they are inexpensive) and I'm sure the counter person will show you where to find the burned out relay if not actually install it for you.

Hope this helps!


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