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Old 10-27-2008, 15:38   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Taurus 2005.

First, the "Service engine soon" indicator light was on steady, indicating that the On Board Diagnostic System had detected a malfunction. This is what had happened:

Sometimes (mostly), my turn signal control (arm) can't be moved up (right turn signal). This happens mostly when I have moved the control (arm) down first.

If I move the control (arm) forward (brights), I can always move it up.

Would anyone know what have happened, and how I might be able to fix it?

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Old 10-28-2008, 21:10   #2 (permalink)
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Hello:

Ford Taurus 2005.

First, the "Service engine soon" indicator light was on steady, indicating that the On Board Diagnostic System had detected a malfunction. This is what had happened:

Sometimes (mostly), my turn signal control (arm) can't be moved up (right turn signal). This happens mostly when I have moved the control (arm) down first.

If I move the control (arm) forward (brights), I can always move it up.

Would anyone know what have happened, and how I might be able to fix it?

Thanks,

Hans L
The Service Engine Soon or Check Engine Light is not related to your turn signal issue. You will have to get the codes checked. Parts store will do it for a small fee. If you can't move the Multi-function switch stalk to the right turn signal position unless you push it forward first to the high beam headlight position then you need a Multi-function switch.
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Re: Turn signal control (arm) partially locked

Well, the "Service engine soon" was on, which, according to the manual, indicated, as I said, that the On Board Diagnostic System had detected a malfunction. The light went out after a short while. If it is only one of the annoying "You need to service your engine", the light does not go out by itself, but you have to click "left and right" to turn it off.

In any event, I guess you mean by "...you need a Multi-function switch" that I need to replace the existing switch?
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Well, the "Service engine soon" was on, which, according to the manual, indicated, as I said, that the On Board Diagnostic System had detected a malfunction. The light went out after a short while. If it is only one of the annoying "You need to service your engine", the light does not go out by itself, but you have to click "left and right" to turn it off.

In any event, I guess you mean by "...you need a Multi-function switch" that I need to replace the existing switch?
The service engine soon light is not a maintenance reminder light. I don't understand the clicking left and right part.

Yes, you need to replace the existing switch.
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Re: Turn signal control (arm) partially locked

Thanks!

By "clicking 'left and right'" I meant that you have to follow some clicking procedure in the manual to get the "You need to service your engine" light to turn off.

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By "clicking 'left and right'" I meant that you have to follow some clicking procedure in the manual to get the "You need to service your engine" light to turn off.

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Hello and good day:

May I ask what "manual" you are using?? to clear OBD codes you need to have them reset by two means.
1. Have a local auto store (Autozone, or Advance Auto) Read and Clear the code.
2. Disconnect the Battery and re connect it...
This should Clear the codes in the Pcm.
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Sterling Six, sorry for the late reply – I have been a little under the weather lately (sour throat).

I misremembered about the manual. It was our previous Honda Accord that had the procedure in its manual on how to turn off that pesky little "Your car needs service" lamp.

The Ford light has been on twice and off twice, so it is obviously not the "Your car needs service" reason, but an indication that my blinker arm is faulty.

Thank you, anyway, for the methods to turn off the light, should it not turn itself off sometimes in the future.

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Sterling Six, sorry for the late reply – I have been a little under the weather lately (sour throat).

I misremembered about the manual. It was our previous Honda Accord that had the procedure in its manual on how to turn off that pesky little "Your car needs service" lamp.

The Ford light has been on twice and off twice, so it is obviously not the "Your car needs service" reason, but an indication that my blinker arm is faulty.

Thank you, anyway, for the methods to turn off the light, should it not turn itself off sometimes in the future.

Regards,

Hans L




Hans??? Guten Tag....Sprechen Sie deutsch?

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Jah, Ric, ich verstehe, aber ich bin von Schweden; jetzt ein Amerikanischer (yes, I understand, but I am from Sweden; now American [citizen]).

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