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I have no turn signals or hazard lights steady or blinking. When I touch the brake pedal the indicators on the dash light and the directionals light

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Double check the light bulbs. If the wrong bulbs were used or if they have burned through an element and arc onto the other, it can cause a cross circuit and feedback. If the bulbs all prove good, then replacement of the turn signal switch will need to be replaced. Let me know what you find.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

  • mguerin91298 Aug 08, 2010

    It turned out to be a fault in the hazard circuit. Why it's causing my brake lights to activate my directionals I will let you know after I look at the wiring diagram. I am just glad my directionals are working for now.



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