I have a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero...The turn signals sometimes just stop working. I thought it might be a fuse, changed it, but when they go out, my 4 ways still work. So I think it might be the grounding wire? Is this a simple fix?

Asked by May 31, 2013 at 12:12 AM about the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero...The turn signals sometimes just stop working. I thought
it might be a fuse, changed it, but when they go out, my 4 ways still work.  So I think it
might be the grounding wire? Is this a simple fix?

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If it was a bad ground wire, the hazard warning lights would not work. I think it's a dirty multifunction switch on the steering column. You can find cleaning and replacment instructions on GAOwnersClub.com

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The hazard lights on the 1999-2004 GM cars are wired seperately from the turn signals. So you could have a bad ground on the Turn signals and still have hazard lights. Also you could have bad Hazard switch and that would cause the turn signals to function erratically. There is also a module that is common to all the functions that are connected through the steering wheel that can develop a bad ground. See this: http://www.oldsmobileforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15491

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