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1997 FORD Aerostar Van, turn signals and flashers are not working. Even with the flasher "not working" I am not getting the turn signal light light to come on and hold. Figured out that the flasher buss setup in the 1997 was changed from what they show in the owners manual. I had a Ford flasher connected to the fuse box with a special bracket. I also saw another part connected separately, but I don't know what it is for. I have finally replaced the Flasher Buss with FL 34 from AutoZone. It is not working still. What is my next test I need to run? What was that extra fuse connected to the fuse box?

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  • esuhcs Dec 30, 2010

    how do I take off the ignition switch to remove the top cover of the steering column?

  • esuhcs Dec 31, 2010

    great news!! The flasher switch is my issue. It must be bad. When it is on, it overrides the flasher bus and the rear lower brake lights and disengages both of them. The rear middle/upper brake light works still. When it is off, it allows them to work as normal.

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You need to check fuses for parking lights, brake lights, and the other fuse could have been an add on for sound system or a towing package for alternative lights for a trailer or camper. you should have 2 flashers one is for 4 way emegency flashers and the other is for turn signals if all this is good, check for bad turn signal switch itself.when you turn the turn signal switch on does it click? see any smoke coming from steering column? if you ever see smoke at anytime coming from that turn signal switch,disconnect the battery immediatly! hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com

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  • esuhcs Dec 30, 2010

    I have checked all fuses and they looked fine. No smoke from the column. If the turn signal switch is bad, could that effect the flashers switch in any way?

    The turn signal switch does not click at all.

  • johnny mcneely Dec 30, 2010

    i suggest a phone or live chat so you'll understand the process

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