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What causes the turn signals not to work unless the emergency hazard switch is on even though the hazard lights do not work on a 1997 Mercury Sable?

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I just checked my '97 Sable wagon for a related problem; (HAZARD LIGHTS DO NOT FLASH but my Turn Signals do). I checked the HAZARD FUSE (15 amp), it was fine; I got my hand under/behind the dash and wiggled all the wiring harnesses and harness sockets I could feel, then all of a sudden my flashers started working. Trying to isolate it I pinpointed the problem to the HAZARD SWITCH located above the steering column cover, (PUSH-ON, PUSH-OFF) and wiggled the switch and then they stopped again, and/or started to work again. It is probably a loose connector which will require a total dismantling to get to it. BTW: The Turn Signals and the Hazard Flashers work from the same RELAY, a Blue Ford Relay located under/behind the dash, to the left of the steering wheel. This RELAY is replaceable with a UNIVERSAL FLASHER RELAY from any auto parts. In your case, I would check the Turn Signal FUSE, it that is ok, then substitute the Turn Signal RELAY with another.

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