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Guys, car is a 97 Taurus GL. All of a sudden, no turn signals and no hazard lights. Fuses do not appear to be blown. Bad flasher? Where is it? Thanks!
 

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In the mean time, use hand signals.
Driver's arm straight out + left turn.
Driver's arm out and bent up + right turn.
Driver's arm out and bent down + slowing or stopping {this is thrown in if your brake lights are out]

Be glad it's summer.
 

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fragmore said:
In the mean time, use hand signals.
Driver's arm straight out + left turn.
Driver's arm out and bent up + right turn.
Driver's arm out and bent down + slowing or stopping {this is thrown in if your brake lights are out]

Be glad it's summer.
Yeah yeah, I learned that stuff when I was 16. What I need to know now is where the frig the flasher is hidden under the dash. Anybody?
 

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They're usually near the fuse panel but as I don't have this model car, this is the best I can do for ya. Sorry.
 

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This vehicle uses an electronic solid-state indicator flasher (13350) that minimizes electronic interference and heat.

The indicator flasher is mounted to the instrument panel brace behind lower instrument panel.

Good Luck!
 

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Tremo said:
Guys, car is a 97 Taurus GL. All of a sudden, no turn signals and no hazard lights. Fuses do not appear to be blown. Bad flasher? Where is it? Thanks!
The same thing happened to my 94 Taurus GL. It turned out to be the switch/lever that controls the turn signals, wipers, etc... Good luck!
 

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I found/fixed the problem. The circuit for the turn signals and hazard flashers all go through that hazard switch on top of the column. Somehow, it had goten gunked up and was not making electrical contact. I sprayed contact cleaner around the button and let it soak down, then I operated the switch rapidly about 4 dozen times. Cleared it right up. My turn signals and hazards are back in operation!
 

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Tremo said:
I found/fixed the problem. The circuit for the turn signals and hazard flashers all go through that hazard switch on top of the column. Somehow, it had goten gunked up and was not making electrical contact. I sprayed contact cleaner around the button and let it soak down, then I operated the switch rapidly about 4 dozen times. Cleared it right up. My turn signals and hazards are back in operation!
Glad to hear it:)
 

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I got a problem with my 96 Sable. All but one turn signal works! We checked the bulb, it's fine, the bulb housing is also fine. My brother tells me the flasher is the problem, but where in the blazes is it? I got the car used with no owners manual.
 

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Did you read this thread?
Yup I did! I looked at the flasher fuse, it is fine! Since posting I found the culprit. But first what I did to test it. Okay, Both front signals work, and only the right rear worked, the left rear did not work, all others did. First clue the flasher isn't the culprit. Next I took out the bulb from the problem signal, visually inspected it...filaments all intact, by all accounts the bulb was perfect working condition, So I removed the bulb from the Right rear knowing full well that signal worked, Hit the right signal lever, Bulb flashed. Okay, Bulb not a problem....or is it? I grabbed an extra bulb out of the glove box, plugged it into the left rear socket, Tried the left signal, okay, both left signals working, Hit right signal, all working. Hazards...same story..all working.

Diagnostics: one bulb with a bad resistance. Not visually "inspectable". So my car is back on the road with all signals go!
 
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