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When i try to use my turning signals they no longer work... at first they did every now and again now not at all even the hazard lights dont work now also my car jerks when i am driving and when i went into reverse it would not go then jerked

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Hasards dont come on on a 2000 isuzu trooper


No need to panic-this can SEEM TO be caused by a couple of things, but it is fairly simple to determine exactly what is causing this flasher circuit condition.
First, turn on your flashers, however you have to do it, and walk around the truck to check that all bulbs are working (at least one on each corner). Turn signal and hazard flasher relays are thermal circuit interrupters and are current sensitive and will not work properly with too few or too many bulbs in the circuit. (This is usually a big problem when switching over to LED lamps, as LEDs only draw a fraction of the current that the bulbs do. This causes the relay to either not flash at all or flash very fast and triggers warning circuits on newer cars) If there is one or more bulbs out, they must be replaced.
That being said, I doubt that alone is your problem. Here is a general automotive wiring primer aimed at the turn signal, hazard, stop, and running lights on most all motor vehicles.
Hazard flashers are required by D.O.T. safety standards on all motor vehicles that may ever be used anywhere near a public road. They are also required to be able to be used without the ignition key. This means the flasher circuit for hazards is fed thru a fuse that connects straight to the battery and is energized at all times.
Turn signal circuits often share the same flasher relay as the Hazards, even though the power for them is switched through the ignition key. Power for directional blinkers connects to a fuse, then the ignition switch, then to the battery.
So, if you have to turn on the turn signals (is the key on?) to get hazards to work, that means they are not getting power direct from the battery, but can get it when the turn signals are on because they both use the same relay. This is usually the case on all vehicles; If 4-way flashers and turn signal are both on at once, the 4-ways override the turn signal and force all signal bulbs to flash. The turn signal never forces one side of the hazards to stop blinking.
So, where does that leave us? You simply have a blown fuse, my friend. The hazard lamps fuse may also power the cigarette lighter, dome light, or other "always on" accessories. This varies with make & model, but the Hazard Lps fuse is usually well marked in the fusebox. If the fuse blows again shortly after being installed, do not put in a larger one! Try one more. If it also blows immediately, there is a problem with the wiring, or a bulb could be in wrong and shorting to the socket ground. Try removing all the flasher bulbs and trying the switch(it won't flash or "tick-tock") again. If the fuse does not blow, you have found the problem. Good hunting!

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The turn signals on my 98 ford econoline 250 work until I try the hazard lights. then neither works?


renew the hazard warning light switch as for the reverse lights then renew the switch in the gearbox

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I am experiencing trouble with my electical system. I recently replaced a burnt out tail light (without disconnecting the battery). Later that evening the car would not shift out of park. (I solved...


I do not know for sure, but it sounds like you have a short some where. You might want to start looking for bare wires around that tail light that first started giving you all of the problems. I hope this helps you solve the problem

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if both turn signals dont function correctly, the most common problem for this, is a bad hazard switch. try pushing in and out on the hazard switch and see if the turn signals start working again

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First check turn signal fuse and relay if, they are good then try pressing on and off the hazard switch while turning the signal switch on.If signals start to work replace hazard switch.If hazard switch is good then replace turn signal switch.

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it could be duel filament bulb that is blown and shorting inside the bulb to the other circuit, you may need to remove all indicator and hazard bulbs and check. I would also try a new flasher can

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sounds like it is either flasher or switch assembly.

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The turn signals and the hazard lights don't work. checked the fuses and both were ok. what is the problem


Make sure your hazard button is pushed in. If it's not it can cause your turn signals not to work. The multi function switches are known to go bad for hazard operation do to lack of use. try pushing the hazard button on and off several times and see if that fixes it. If not you will need a switch. I hope this info. helps.

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Turn signal flasher module is behind dash left of steering column near chime module. I have a 94 Seville and I had that same problem you need a Turn Signal Flasher Moduel, I forgot the proper term for it but I had to get mine replaced too. When I hit the signals to turn the side light would come on but the signal light wouldn't. Its a little box you get from Cadillac it only cost like $20 - $25 and you get it installed and trust. It'll work again. I just got mine done this week and my car now has turn signals again.

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Under the dash is a flasher unit. Replace it and everything should start working again. The flasher unit is very inexpensive and available at most parts stores.

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