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2004 ford ranger blinker module location

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2004 ford ranger blinker module location

i drive a 2004 ford ranger with the 2.3l engine. i tried to call ford and they wanted me to bring it in for service to find where this is. i went to mechanic school and am very capable of doing my own repairs however do not have access to manuals and online applications for wiring diagrams etc. Someone please tell me the location as my blinker will randomly stop blinking while in use and makes me look like a jackass lol.
 
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Does the dash turn signal light stay on but just stop flashing or does it go out, no light?
If dash light stays on it could just be a loose bulb

And try the 4-way flashers, turn signal and 4-ways share/use the same flasher

Have a look here for location: https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...located-77443/

Its in Relay Box 1
In the first picture you can see brake pedal and the GREEN gas pedal spring, right next to it is relay box 1 with its Black plastic cover on
Next picture is with Cover Removed, and you can see the Blue flasher relay
 
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Instrument blinkers indicate no power

When the issue occurs I lose indicators and actual blinkers. I can turn lever off and back in and they come back sometimes for whole time of turn other times for seconds. I can't actually tell if I have a problem with the flashers as I would regain power by pushing the switch.
 
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That reads more like Multi-function switch problem that flasher
Multi-function switch is the Ford name for stalk used for turn signals, and they can wear out

Flasher is not expensive and not too hard to change, but my money would be on the Multi-function switch, but a more expensive part

You could take off the steering column covers and have a look at the connector for the Multi-function switch, maybe it just came loose, its a long shot but not a no shot, lol.
 
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That reads more like Multi-function switch problem that flasher
Multi-function switch is the Ford name for stalk used for turn signals, and they can wear out

Flasher is not expensive and not too hard to change, but my money would be on the Multi-function switch, but a more expensive part

You could take off the steering column covers and have a look at the connector for the Multi-function switch, maybe it just came loose, its a long shot but not a no shot, lol.
Thanks i will check into that as well when i get home.
 
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It has been verified as only turn signal stopping working. Hazards do not have a problem working so i am now down to changing the fuse relay to the turn signals or replacing multi function switch. Thanks for all the help guys.
 
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The flasher is directly under the column right in front. If you reach up under it's the first thing you'll hit. Turn the hazards on so it flashes and you'll feel it clicking. It's the same flasher for turn and hazard but it does have separate output pins. My 2004 would randomly activate the flasher when neither turn or hazard switches were on - the multifunction switch put some load on the flasher that was enough to activate it. I replaced the switch with a junkyard part from a 2005 and it's fine. I suspected corrosion in the switch, and I've read of another 2004 doing the same. Perhaps yours is just a different manifestation.

Replacing the flasher would be easier to try first though.
 
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It still doesn't rule out the Multifunction Switch... if all else fails try the switch.

I had an intermittent directional problem, sometime I had directionals, sometimes I didn't... turned out to be the Multifunction Switch inside of the Steering Column.
 
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