Help! Blinkers don't work. Can't seem to find a replacement part, probably because I don't know the correct name for the part. The part sits on the outer left side of the dash, has a short stubby lever for L/R blinker and high beams. It has a seven-wire connector that plugs into a circuit board inside the dash.
I had the same problem and looked everywhere for the part, car is to old to buy switch from
dealership, checked out after market stores, no one carries the part, I ended up going to junk yard and bought the whole panel, then found that the problem was not the switch but the switch connector fits loose and doesn't make a good connection.
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I had to take car apart to put in a heater core and after i put it back together I noticed no blinkers and found out that the wires for the emergency lights were loose, if those wires arent hooked up u will have no blinkers
It's probably the ignition key switch located on the left side of the steering wheel. This is a fairly inexpensive part, but pay the 2 or 3 bucks more for a name brand switch as the really cheap ones only last a short time.
On your model the headlight switch and turn signal switch are made together. So I would say you probably need to replace the combo switch in the column which may require dismantling the steering column.
blinkers sounds like the flasher unit is not working. It's located under dash. Also check for burnt out bulbs.
Rear defrost, or rear defogger?: Your defogger for the rear window would run off a relay, probably located in the fuse panel of your car. Often, the connections at the rear window get broke or disconnected.
Front defrost: does your heater blower work?
this seems like it is likely an issue with your blinker switch (the handle on your steering column) or with a relay. Since the Hazard lights work, I would assume that your relay is probably fine, so it is probably the switch.
The blinker switch lever on your steering column is a complex system that, due to its' complexity, does have a habit of breaking after 20 years of use. You can probably find a replacement at a junk yard for much less money than buying a new one at an auto-parts store ... but you might find that you have replaced it just to have it go out again. If you plan to continue driving the vehicle for a few more years, I recommend getting yourself a new switch unit. If you are mechanically inclined and would like to replace it yourself, I recommend picking up a Haynes manual, as it will have the location of every screw in the steering column that you will need to remove to access the part, as well as pictures and step-by-step directions to make sure you are completing the repair correctly.
If you are not totally comfortable working on the issue yourself, it would be a good idea to bring the car in to a mechanic to have the diagnosis confirmed and resolved. This will cost a bit more, but it will assure that the repair is done right (and that I gave you the correct diagnosis -- without my hands in your car, I can't be sure that the switch is the problem ... it just seems like the most likely problem).