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Old September 5th, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Turn signal problem

I recently bought my first Defender, a 1988 110 with a 200 TDI. I've fixed a few electrical issues and minor problems as I'm starting to learn about the truck. I'm having problems with the turn signals and am not sure what to do. When I first drove the truck the turn signals worked fine but the hazards did not work. I could get the hazards to work a little after messing with switch. Last weekend the turn signals stopped working completely. It did rain over the weekend and I thought the flasher relay might be the issue but it was bone dry and looks OK. Any suggestions where to look next?
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:00 PM
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The next usual culprit is the switch itself. When it goes bad, it disables the signals, the hazards, or both.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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The next usual culprit is the switch itself. When it goes bad, it disables the signals, the hazards, or both.
x2...this has happened to me on both the 90 & 110. If it's a square type switch, pull it out a tad and see if that allows you to use the blinkers. If it's a rocker type switch just rock it back and forth a few times, or bypass it altogether (or test it with a voltmeter).
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Old September 10th, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Try contact spray first. Most like considering the age of your car a corroded earth wire.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 12:36 AM
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Is the tail light wiring exposed in the rear wheel wells? That would be my first place to look. Especially if it stopped working after rain.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:21 PM
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The problem could be in the Hazard switch, turn signal switch, grounds or connections. Since you were working on the Hazard switch I would venture to say that it might be bad. If you can borrow a good one to try it that would be the ticket. A new Hazard switch isn't cheap. The turn signal switches go bad also and grounds always seem to be an issue. And while you are at it check the grounds. If it is effecting all of the turn signals then those are the three I would check.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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turn signals fixed

Thanks for the help. It looks like it was the turn signal switch. Replaced the switch and they work now.
Time to move onto the next project.
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