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Old 03-29-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
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Attention 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

I have a 98 Saturn sl2. All 4 turn signals aren't working. Both turn signal indicator lights in the instrument panel don't work as well.

I checked all 4 turn signal light bulbs and they were good. All fuses in the engine compartment were also good. When the hazard switch is pressed all 4 turn signal bulbs flash and both turn signal indicator lights in the instrument panel flash.

If the hazards work and the turn signals don't, could the combination flasher unit (relay) be bad? Also could it be a bad turn signal stalk switch? Another thing I noticed was the the hazard switch sticks and is hard to turn on and off.

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

I'd start with the flasher module. Is the 98 a 3 or 4 pin module? I may have to check my 98 FSM's when I get home.

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Don't be baffled that the hazards work and the turn signals don't. They are completly different circuits. Start with checking the turn signal flasher unit.

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
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Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

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I'd start with the flasher module. Is the 98 a 3 or 4 pin module? I may have to check my 98 FSM's when I get home.
Mike, The 98 has a 3 pin combination flasher unit.

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

I just installed a new combination flasher unit. The turn signals still don't operate. The flasher I changed was located behind a panel inboard of the driver floor pan area. Basically below the center console/shifter. I believe the flasher controls both the hazard lights and the turn signals. What next?

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
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I'd double check the two fuses. IGN4 30amp maxi fuse in the underhood fuse box or the 7.5amp mini fuse in the interior fuse box.

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or the 7.5amp mini fuse in the interior fuse box.
Bet he missed that one....

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Old 03-30-2006, 01:22 AM   #8
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Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Mike,

I found the interior fuse panel and sure enough there was a blow 10amp mini fuse marked turn sgnl. Changed the fuse and everything works fine. In the trunk I found 2 bare turn signal wires which had been cut and then twisted together with no insulation. I'm sure one of them had just shorted out. My friend just got the car loaned to her 2 days ago. It was my first time working on a Saturn so I didn't know about the fuse panel on the passenger side of the center console. Also the fact that the glove box was missing the owners manual didn't help matters either.

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Cool. At least it was something simple.

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