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Hi, this kind of problem is usually in the turn signal switch or cable. The switch is in the steering column at the wand, and the cable runs down the column out the bottom. There is a connector there attached to the column just above the panel at your knees. I have included a picture of the switch so you can see what the connector looks like. Check that connecor to see if it's connected or maybe the ribbon cable is cut. If the cable is OK, you may have to replace the switch. Special tools are needed to remove the steering wheel and the locking plate underneath. The airbag capacitor must also be properly discharged before accessing the steering wheel. Please let me know if you will need instructions for replacing the switch, and thanks for using FixYa.

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