Why won't turn signals flash?


Asked by Sep 26, 2012 at 02:00 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Turn signals only flash randomly, usually they just stay a steady light; i've replaced bulbs.

5 Answers


turn signal switch bad

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check for poor grounds at your lamps. Also can be the flasher.


Replace the flasher, it is likely the problem.

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I hope so. I took it for an estimate to a local auto repair place and they said for $500 they would remove the steering wheel and rewire the car. This after only turning the signals on and off. I'll try your suggestions first, cause... I ain't got $500. :) Thank you all.

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I agree with Joel, replace your flasher. Most likely the culprit

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