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Rear brake lights and turn signal not working and I don't see in the manual which fuse or relay controls the lights.

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Replace the multi-function switch located in the steering column.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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    I ran into the same problem when I had to use my emergency flashers. They worked for about a minute then stopped working along with the turn signals.

    Did some quick internet research and found a cheap and easy solution. The flasher button gathers dust and the connections become corroded. Spray some electrical contact cleaner into the emergency flasher button, press it up and down and wiggle it around a little bit. 30 seconds later my emergency flashers and turn signals were working!

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2004 ssr rear left turn/brake light inop but the bulb is good

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Excellent find and props for sharing on problem. Exact same thing with my 99 towncar and sprayed the hazard switch with electrical cleaner and back to driving.

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