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Old 06-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Turn Signal wont turn off

Well my friend just informed me that her turn signal if malfunctioning, she says it won't stop blinking after she has already turned. what could be the problem, and how would i go about fixing it? i have a Haynes Repair Manual but i can't find anything related to that problem, so can someone gives us a hand here, and btw i believe she has an '02 2.0zetec. thanks guys.


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Old 06-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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could be the hazard swithc going out. Does the turn signal stock get stuck and can be move where it stops or is it stuk on no matter what?
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #3
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Yes does it just not automatically turn off when she is done with the turn (centers steering wheel) or are they stuck on no matter what position the switch is in?
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you need a new airbag clockspring got one for my sisters car for 20 bucks off ebay or i think they are about $45 + shipping from bsir here on the forum
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Does she have to turn it off manually? Or is it literally stuck blinking even with the signal stalk centered?

Probably just have to replace the turn signal assembly.

Had that problem many many years ago.. replaced the assembly, and it was all better again.
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stuck signal a defective multifunction switch

Isaac,

If my Ford dealer is giving me the right skinny, this problem is caused by a defective or worn out "multifunction" switch that drives the signal. Replacement costs about $160 at a Ford dealer, where my car now sits being repaired. I have had this same problem for years in a 2000 Focus wagon: left signal just starts on spontaneously, does not turn off after turn, often hard to keep off even when the turn signal lever is at neutral position...

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Old 07-17-2007, 02:42 PM   #7
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i will guarantee its the clock spring

those things go out like no other

and its easy to fix yourself as well

i had the same problem about a year ago.. the turn signals wouldnt self cancel...

go to dealer, pay about 50 bucks for a new clock spring

go home, disconnect battery, let sit for about a 1/2 hour

pop the top of the steering column off

pop out the multi function switch, as well as the washer switch
take off the 4 hex screws that hold the air-bag on to the steering wheel, and set the airbag aside

there will be one large nut that holds the steering wheel on the column, remove it, but make sure to either mark, or remember where the wheel was(ive found that its easiest to lock the steering wheel, then remove, so it goes on in the same place)

remove old clock spring

then put everything back, and youre done

should take about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how mechanically challenged you are
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thanks guys, i appreciate the help
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damn it, my clock spring broke too!!
I took everything apart... and found out the little thing on the steering wheel that push the turn singal back has broken...

other than buying a new clock spring...
anyway I can glue something back on to push the trigger?
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please just buy the clockspring

call Mike Trendel at 18008490233. he gets Ford parts at cost
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