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Old December 15th, 2017, 07:40
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Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

Of course I searched, but didn't find anyone with this issue specifically with a jeep that may share the same parts as my 99 xj. For a couple weeks, my turn signals have been acting up. They switch on and off fine and all bulbs work, but after sitting at a stop light for maybe 5-10 seconds, they turn off by themselves(left and right do this). I flip the switch back up and back down to turn it back on, and repeat. This can happen up to 3 or 4 times at a longer light. So I'm wondering if it's the actual switch or the flasher unit itself. Something else I noticed probably over the past year is that when using the left signal, the switch sometimes feels a little "crunchy" is the best way to describe it. When pushing it down to turn it on, it seems like (only sometimes though), there are too many clicks...not a smooth switch motion. If it wasn't for the mechanical switch stuff going on, I'd say almost 100% it's turning off because of the flasher unit, but I don't want to start throwing parts at it if anyone can help pinpoint it with the info I provided. Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 07:51
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

My 99 would quit working or get erratic signals.the flasher would aslo buzz sometimes. Cycling the switch sometimes made them work again. I ordered one off Amazon for like $10, problem solved. I get lazy sometimes and felt like throwing a $10 part at is was ok with me.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 07:53
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

a new flasher is cheap and easy and they do wear out -- change it
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Old December 15th, 2017, 08:53
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

Thanks guys! Yeah, I figured it was likely the flasher so I'll prob just throw one in it. Is there just one or is there a separate for the hazard lights? I checked on amazon the other day but couldn't find a clear answer as to what might fit but I think it's just a cheap relay. It's always irritating to see on amazon for about $8 then check local and they want 15-20. If I could find local for about 10 it would already be swapped out.

NEVERMIND the hazard thing...I see it listed as taking care of both so there is just 1.

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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:01
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

in the renix era there are 2 and i think maybe up until 96. as far as i could tell on the ones with 2 you could swap them around.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 19:10
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

Every issue I have ever had with a light on my xj was the actual mount for the bulb. (the bit the bulb slots into.)
Cut them off and replace them with new ones.
hope this helps
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Old December 17th, 2017, 08:00
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Re: Turn signal issues switch or flasher?

1 flasher does both functions.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031...f=yo_pop_mb_pd
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