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I have a 2003 olds alero. A few days ago in mid turn, signal on inside instrument panel was blinking and i heard the clicking sound as it blinked. Then suddenly it stopped. I would push the signal arm up (right), and down for (left) turn. signal lights wouldn't go on and no clicking. I checked outside signal lights later and they weren't working. I checked fuse. It was fine. I worked a few hrs then went out to see if i could figure out what was wrong. The signals were then working...inside and out. This has been happening frequently over the past few days, but I don't know what to do. Can't afford to take it to a mechanic right now. I need my turn signals. Could it be corroded wires or connections somewhere under the dash or by the fuse panel on drivers side? Could it be on the steering column? Is it some kind of little 3 or 4 prong box or something like that which I was told about that i can replace cheaply? I think its located under dash. HELPPPP! Thanks ..... francine

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I would check for corrosion on the bulb connects first, as water and dirt may have gotten into the housing

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