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Turn signals stopped working now no power

Help! Several things happened all at once. Just had my clock spring replaced on my 98 plymouth voyager yesterday. Today, took the van out to gas up and the van wouldn't start back up. Blower is not coming on and the turn signals stopped too. Turned the key and had power for a split second then nothing but a faint chime even though the key isn't in the ignition and the lights are not on. Got a jump start and the van started on the first try. It appears a battery is needed, but what would cause both the turn signals and and the blower to stop working at the same time

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  • innodi May 06, 2010

    Connections appeared good but tightened them anyway since the van had just come from the dealer for a new clock spring. Started right up. Had the battery checked anyway. CCA was 460. Replaced battery. Now on to the turn signals. Any ideas why it isn't working. Flashers work fine as does the wipers and high beams.

  • innodi May 10, 2010

    I guess my question is: What do the blower and turn signal share? Is there a place to look to see why both stopped working at the same time? Maybe a particular junction block?

  • innodi May 13, 2010

    Here we go...found a solution to the blinker/blower problem. Turns out that fuse #12 located under the dash, handles the turn signals, blower, and back-up lights. I didn't even know my back-up lights were out. I replaced the fuse but now wonder what may have caused it to fault initially. My service engine soon indicator came on and I had it checked. Code P1899. That's apparently a Park/Neutral switch problem. Since the back up lights are tied to this #12 fuse, could that Park/Neutral switch have caused a problem with the backup lights and thereby, blowing fuse #12?

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I concur this is a power supply fault of some sort, insure your battery connections are maintained, meaning clean and good of contact, obtain a voltmeter and test the voltage at the battery contacts it should be about 12.5 or higher, turn the key on and try to start, noting the voltage, if it drops below 11 volts, there's your fault if not a poor ground from the battery and the frame of your vehicle may be faulty but boosting your vehicle from another sports battery fault

Posted on May 05, 2010

Testimonial: "Right on target. Any idea about the turn signal. Flashers work fine."

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    Fal Mueller May 06, 2010

    well your technician servicing your airbag may have inadvertently shorted power to ground, have you checked all the fuses related to the blower and turn signal, are your brake lights working ?, do you know how to use a voltmeter?, if so probe the locations (blower fuse and turn signal fuse) both sides of the fuses with the key on and set meter for dc voltage and a value higher than 12 volts you should have voltage on both sides of the fuse if there is no measurable voltage contact me again and i will continue to help good luck

  • Fal Mueller
    Fal Mueller May 10, 2010

    well hello again, yes there is a comicality to both, if you checked with a voltmeter an probed both sides of your blower and wiper fuse and found no power evident with the key on it is possible that your key switch accessory terminal may be burnt(not making contact) or near the battery you will find a fuse-link wire connecting your battery to your key switch assembly, 2 very good possibility's to check on next
    good luck, and let me know how you did


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