SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn S-Series > S-Series Tech
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
Jetfixer10
New Member
Jetfixer10 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
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.

Thanks for the help everyone.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Jetfixer10's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Jetfixer10 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Jetfixer10 is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 03-29-2006, 10:03 AM   #2
Low Saturn
Super Member
Low Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to behold
 
Low Saturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15,267
 

2008 AURA XE
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.

...
Mike

-1991 Turbo SL2 - Gone, but not forgotten.
11.809 @ 116.488 mph
www.differentracing.com

-2001 Chevrolet Suburban
-2011 Rally Yellow Chevrolet Camaro 2SS RS

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Low Saturn's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Low Saturn reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Low Saturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 10:10 AM   #3
Cat Fuzz
Senior Member
Cat Fuzz is on a distinguished road
 
Cat Fuzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Spokane WA
Posts: 1,122

1992 SL2
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.

...
03 GMC Envoy XL
99 Isuzu Rodeo V-6, 4WD, Rebuilt 3.2L with 3.5L internals
63 Mercury Comet Convertible

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Cat Fuzz's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Cat Fuzz reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Cat Fuzz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 10:47 AM   #4
Jetfixer10
New Member
Jetfixer10 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Saturn
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.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Jetfixer10's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Jetfixer10 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Jetfixer10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
Jetfixer10
New Member
Jetfixer10 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
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?

Thanks for the help everyone.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Jetfixer10's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Jetfixer10 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Jetfixer10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 10:10 PM   #6
Low Saturn
Super Member
Low Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to behold
 
Low Saturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15,267
 

2008 AURA XE
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

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.

...
Mike

-1991 Turbo SL2 - Gone, but not forgotten.
11.809 @ 116.488 mph
www.differentracing.com

-2001 Chevrolet Suburban
-2011 Rally Yellow Chevrolet Camaro 2SS RS

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Low Saturn's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Low Saturn reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Low Saturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 11:29 PM   #7
wolfman
Super Member
wolfman is a glorious beacon of lightwolfman is a glorious beacon of lightwolfman is a glorious beacon of lightwolfman is a glorious beacon of lightwolfman is a glorious beacon of lightwolfman is a glorious beacon of light
 
wolfman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,065
 
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Saturn
or the 7.5amp mini fuse in the interior fuse box.
Bet he missed that one....

...
Old Saturns never die, people KILL them, so check your damn oil!
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." Albert Einstein

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to wolfman's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help wolfman reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
wolfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 01:22 AM   #8
Jetfixer10
New Member
Jetfixer10 is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4
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.

Thanks again

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Jetfixer10's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Jetfixer10 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Jetfixer10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2006, 10:09 AM   #9
Low Saturn
Super Member
Low Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to beholdLow Saturn is a splendid one to behold
 
Low Saturn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 15,267
 

2008 AURA XE
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Cool. At least it was something simple.

...
Mike

-1991 Turbo SL2 - Gone, but not forgotten.
11.809 @ 116.488 mph
www.differentracing.com

-2001 Chevrolet Suburban
-2011 Rally Yellow Chevrolet Camaro 2SS RS

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Low Saturn's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Low Saturn reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Low Saturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2016, 04:30 PM   #10
strnlvr
Member
strnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 284

2000 SC1
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Hey guys i have a 2000 Saturn SC1 and just last night while driving on a country side road with the headlights on, all of a sudden my indicators stopped working (i noticed when i wanted to make a right turn.

the indicators do NOT flash in any gear
the indicators do NOT flash when Hazard button is set to on position
none of the bulbs are bad (all bulbs cannot go bad at the same time, would be such a coincidence if they did...)

anyone help please?

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to strnlvr's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help strnlvr reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
strnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 11:55 AM   #11
toggenburg
Senior Member
toggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to beholdtoggenburg is a splendid one to behold
 
toggenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia
Posts: 1,630

2001 SL1
2003 L-Series 2.2L Wagon
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Since you revived a 10 year old post, have you done what the OP was asked to check for? Fuses?
Same advice still applied today.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to toggenburg's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help toggenburg reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
toggenburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 12:04 PM   #12
strnlvr
Member
strnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 284

2000 SC1
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

yes sir i checked the small 10amp fuses and they all seem to be just fine...
anything else?

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to strnlvr's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help strnlvr reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
strnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 01:39 PM   #13
strnlvr
Member
strnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 284

2000 SC1
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

i pulled out every single fuse from under the hood and near the gear box (on the front passenger side). Nothing seems to be blown or out-of-whack!

i watched RichPin's video and there he talks about the Flasher Module for his Saturn. but i had a different car, i have a 2000 Saturn SC1 but has the same flasher module though. could that be the problem? If so, how can I tell if that relay is NOT working? any easy way?

please see the image of that relay/flasher combination/module i took the picture of from my 2000 Saturn SC1 car.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9442893 COMBINATION FLASHER OMRON DUALTEC 24 LAMP.jpg (87.1 KB, 12 views)

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to strnlvr's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help strnlvr reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
strnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 02:49 PM   #14
fdryer
Super Member
fdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond reputefdryer has a reputation beyond repute
 
fdryer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 36,495
 

2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

1-Is the 10a turn signal fuse blown?

2-Can you turn on night time driving lights (not headlights)? A right forward lamp splice pack grounds marker and front turn signals. A rear ground splice pack grounds rear lights.

3-Yes, the flasher module controls turn signals and for way hazards lights. Replace it if in doubt.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to fdryer's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help fdryer reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
fdryer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2016, 03:10 PM   #15
strnlvr
Member
strnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nicestrnlvr is just really nice
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 284

2000 SC1
Default Re: 98 sl2 - turn signals not working / hazards working normal

Quote:
Originally Posted by fdryer View Post
1-is the 10a turn signal fuse blown?
no

Quote:
Originally Posted by fdryer View Post
2-can you turn on night time driving lights (not headlights)? A right forward lamp splice pack grounds marker and front turn signals. A rear ground splice pack grounds rear lights.
yes

Quote:
Originally Posted by fdryer View Post
3-yes, the flasher module controls turn signals and for way hazards lights. Replace it if in doubt.
OKAY

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to strnlvr's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help strnlvr reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
strnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turn signals not working. Hazards work cwills2 L-Series Tech 17 03-20-2016 07:37 PM
91 sl2 turn signals hazard not working speed racer S-Series Tech 0 03-19-2009 03:59 PM
Turn signals are not working??? Daredevil6534 S-Series General 1 01-26-2009 10:01 PM
94 SL2, hazards disable turn signals My Range S-Series General 3 11-21-2005 05:53 PM
turn signals and hazards just stopped working renadena S-Series General 6 05-14-2005 03:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:54 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.