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Headlights and Blinkers Go Out Intermittently

My headlights and blinkers have been going out most of the time, with the exception of when the key is turned part-way on, but engine isn't actually on. Every now and then it'll work when engine is on, but not most times.

This started after I took the key out, but had some trouble getting it out...the lock cylinder didn't seem to turn smoothly and I had to turn it extra to get the key to release. That same time, the radio kept playing even though key was out (not normal for my car).

I checked all associated fuses I could think of. All OK. And it does work sometimes. Started same day transmission started making noise when putting it in park. (200,000 miles on it)

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You will need to most likely replace the lock cylinder and the ignition switch, sounds like a worn out parts issue. This should cure your problems with the lights and any other strange electrical problems.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 1990 Corolla blinkers working intermittently only

If the flasher ("blinker can") was bad, It would be rare that it would work intermittantly. We rarely change the fashers, they are pretty reliable. My suggestion to you is to check your turn signal switch. If the signals are not flashing, cycle the switch back to center & left/right; hold it in the "on position".... Do the lights the start to work? if so, replace the turn signal switch.

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SOURCE: My blinkers arent working in my 99 vw beetle

find / replace the flasher relay... should be two of them.. one is for the turn signals

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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SOURCE: turning signals work intermittently

most likely cause will be your indicater stalk (control) needs replacing, most likely because of worn contacts.

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SOURCE: 2001 chevolet cavilier brake lights & blinkers burning up

The harness that holds the bulb is bad. I had to replace both in my car after dealing with changing bulbs over and over to get it to work. My did this exact same thing.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Blinkers don't work: When I use my blinkers to

The right blinker issue sounds like you have one bulb out either front or rear check them both. The left blinker issue sounds like either bulbs(both out) or fuse, or worst case blinker switch has gone bad on left turn only so not picking up the signal.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: blinkers work intermittently

this car has a flasher module it is one unit and is were you turn on the hazard lights, there was a recall on this part a view years ago, you might want to talk to the local dealer. you might just get lucky and they will take care of it for you.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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