Replaced flasher and collum switch but turn signals and flasher still do not work. All the bulbs work - whats up, wiring gone bad?

Asked by Sep 11, 2016 at 02:39 PM about the 2004 Mercury Sable LS Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 Sable

6 Answers

1,345

check the flasher unit itself, I am not sure where it would be located your local shop could locate and test it for around $30

6,255

Check all fuses, if fuses are good, check voltage on flasher, if voltage is present, check wire harness plugs under dash. I'm assuming you have no signal in front or rear, If no voltage at flasher, trace back to fuse box

Fuses good, flasher good switch replaced - still no go. Looks like Mr Ford - been trying to avoid that.

Not sure how to check the voltage on the flasher.

6,255

It's like any normally open switch, you have 12.4 volts going in before switch is depressed and and 12.4 on the other side of switch is contacts are good, if bad, you will not see voltage out of it. These cars are known for having problems with multi functional switch but you said, you already replaced it, If that's the case, you might have to take it apart again and check for voltage going in to the switch and if ok, check switch contacts to see if it closes when you activate the switch for turn signals

And now the rest of the story ...... Well guru's I finally fixed it. Since I am not a guru I went to a mechanic and found that I had 12.4 volts going to the switch. He did it for free. (A friend) I suspected the replacement flasher was not the right one. After going to the local Auto Parts - 4 of them - and they all had the same flasher. I tried two of them from, one each from two stores and, both did not work. The last guy, at O'Reilly's Auto Parts, looked at the flasher and said it was for a flasher for LED's and was rated for trailers. The flasher listed in the books for the 2004 Sable were wrong - so be it. I went back to the junk yard and found 4, 2005 Taurus and Sable's in the yard and took all four Flasher Relays for $8 and, the first one I stuck in worked. I now have three spare relay's, one spare multifunction switch and a torx screw driver one website said I needed but, did not and, a $10 credit at a junk yard. Maybe the most fun, experience in removing and replacing multifunction column switches in a junk yard.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sable

Looking for a Used Sable in your area?

CarGurus has 944 nationwide Sable listings starting at $1,990.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Sable Questions

Mercury Sable Experts

#1 JP1956
JP1956
Reputation 660
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 590
#3 Guy Outland
Guy Outland
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
203 Great Deals out of 19,187 listings starting at $500
Used Mercury Grand Marquis
28 Great Deals out of 1,806 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Impala
564 Great Deals out of 28,668 listings starting at $1,595
Used Nissan Maxima
266 Great Deals out of 25,822 listings starting at $2,545
Used Mercury Montego
3 Great Deals out of 285 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
704 Great Deals out of 81,926 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
743 Great Deals out of 88,200 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Altima
776 Great Deals out of 76,997 listings starting at $470
Used Ford Focus
526 Great Deals out of 55,030 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
489 Great Deals out of 49,603 listings starting at $1,300
Used Buick LeSabre
7 Great Deals out of 1,958 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,044 Great Deals out of 92,514 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
488 Great Deals out of 80,457 listings starting at $558