Turn Signal Light
Thing is, you can't read what's on the mind of drivers on the street. Good thing there are dependable turn signal lights that give you a hint of their next move on the road, whether they want to switch lanes or make a sharp turn to the right. With these signals, other motorists can anticipate where your vehicle will be going and even give way. No need to second guess or be caught by surprise. You can prevent any untoward incident on the road.
Just like the headlights and other auto lights in your car, the turn signal light will eventually fade or fail as an electronic component. To give you an idea what's going on with your malfunctioning light, here's a short, simple guide:
What could be wrong if only one turn signal light on one side doesn't work?
There are several things you have to consider in cases like this. You have to check if the bulb is still working or has to be replaced. You have to inspect the socket and see if there's any sign of corrosion. To fix this, all you have to do is clean the contacts. The socket should also be checked for poor ground, as this may also cause the problem.
What should be checked in case the turn signal lights on one side (left or right) don't work at all?
If turn signal failure is isolated only on one side of the vehicle, the bulbs can be the problem. Test the light bulbs if they're bad or disconnected. Another thing you can do is to test if there's bad ground in their housings.
What could be the problem when both turn signals light up but don't flash or blink?
This kind of problem usually has something to do with the flasher or relay. You might want to have this checked and tested. Replace the busted part if necessary.
What should be done when the entire turn signal light set doesn't work?
In cases like this, you have to check if the fuse or flasher is defective. This may be caused by a short or open circuit or even a poor ground. Either way, you need to have these checked till you can figure out the real source of the lighting problem.
What could be causing the turn signal light to blink or flash too fast or too slow?
A turn signal light that blinks too fast is usually caused by a light bulb that is burned out or about to go out. As for the turn signal that flashes too slow, this could be caused by a defective bulb. The defective bulb makes it harder for the flasher to heat up and break the circuit easily. It's also possible that an incorrect bulb was installed on the side that's malfunctioning. In any case, you have to look for any sign of corrosion at the bulb socket and for loose connections.
What could be the reason why indicator lights don't work in any direction?
When indicator lights don't work, you have to check the dash indicator lights, flasher, and turn signals themselves.
What should be inspected in case only one indicator light doesn't come on or light up?
For systems that use one dash indicator, you have to see if the lights on the same side are working. The filaments may be reversed in systems where tail lights, brake lights, and turn signals are combined. You should also check if the flasher is working or if it needs to be replaced.
For systems that use two indicators, you have to check the bulbs on the same side, as well as the indicator light bulb. Also see if the flasher is malfunctioning or defective.