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Old 01-04-2011
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Turn Signal Issues!

I have a 2003 ford Ranger XL that has been having turn signal issues.

-Hazards work fine
-Turn Signals, Work/Don't work

Just Replaced Multfunction Switch, works sometimes, clicks a couple times, goes still, very inconsistant to even tell you how this thing is operating.

All I know is everyone has been telling me to switch out the multifunction switch and I did and I'm having the same problems!

Any information would be greatly appriciated.
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wow you guys are no help! What is this forum for anyway
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maybe the flasher relay is bad?
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1st off there no reason for an attitude, speaking 4 myself this is the 1st time i seen this post, 2nd with an attitude like that you wont get any help so chill out man, i'm thinking its the flasher or wire or connection related where your multifunction switch plugs in check the connections
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Sorry that you weren’t answered sooner but just maybe no one on the site at the time knew a correct answer and didn’t want to look like an @ss telling you something wrong.

When I replaced the Multi-Function Sw’s on two Rangers I found the connector to have loose pins, not staying in the holes, and another vehicle I found a broken latch on the outside of the connector, both problems were intermittent.

To fix the loose pins I used small needle nose pliers and opened up the tabs on the side of the pin and that worked; on the broken latch I used small tie wraps to hold the connector to the sw.

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I have run across a similar issue. Scrambler, were you describing bad pins where the new multiswitch connects?
Also, could bad bulb(s) cause problems with the turn signal operation even if they still light intermittently? My new multiswitch hasn't been the fix I was hoping for... yet...

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p.s. Where is the flasher relay found? Is that housed within the multiswitch?
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under ur dash where ur steering column runs threw the plastic knee board there is a metal cross brace it sit's on that metal dash brace.if u turn on ur 4ways ull hear it to find it easier mine was blue
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I have run across a similar issue. Scrambler, were you describing bad pins where the new multiswitch connects?
Also, could bad bulb(s) cause problems with the turn signal operation even if they still light intermittently? My new multiswitch hasn't been the fix I was hoping for... yet...

Thanks all!

p.s. Where is the flasher relay found? Is that housed within the multiswitch?
Good point on the bulbs… but what about:

Sockets
Grounds
Wiring in general

Just thinking out loud and if already mentioned, forget me !
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it sounds like loose wires in the switch. either that or a bad flasher relay.
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Always start with easy first.I would check bulbs.
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I am sorry I am responding so late to all of this! Thanks so much for the help and advise. I replaced the multi-switch, but still had issues with the turn signal. So I crawled around until I found the relay and replaced that. The replacement looked quite different from the new one. The old one was also a real pain to remove.
That being said, works like a charm now!

On to my next issues!
Thanks again!
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Turn Signal Issues

Hello I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT and the passenger front turn signal does not flash. Inside is a rapid clicking and no light on the dash flashing. I have replaced the bulbs and replaced the multi function switch as well as the relay and I still have the issue. Also the light works when on as a parking light. And the light does not flash when using the hazards. Any ideas??? Please help.
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wow you guys are no help! What is this forum for anyway
This and any forum is a place to visit to share information, experience, and passion for a common type of vehicle.

Sometimes you get lucky and get useful information that may help you repair your vehicle.

Yet no where in this or any forum are you entitled to free diagnostic help.

Like the others have mentioned this is the first I have seen your post.
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