Best Answer

Sounds like you have a bad ground. Try replacing your main ground wire from the battery to the engine, if that doesn't work check all other grounds running off your battery. You should also check the brake light switch which is located on the brake pedal arm, if it is not working you will not have brake lights, and finally remove all the rear bulbs and check that they are the right type for the application, meaning that brake/turn signal combinations require a double contact bulb, not a single contact bulb. I have a '96 Chevy Blazer Lt and I went through the opposite of your question, but it is all connected. If you have checked the bulbs and brake switch you will find is you are left with two answers. If you are handy then you can do it yourself and save a lot of money ($300-$500 more specifically). If you aren't so handy then you need to pay someone to do it for you. The problem lies within the actual push-in, push-out switch of the assembly. That switch is in an assembly that ties your cruise control, wipers, turn signal, high beam, low beam, mister, and air bag. The Haynes and Chilton Total Car Care books will get so far as to replace the entire module (You can buy it at AutoZone for $178 or Chevy for $347). I did it without taking the steering wheel off. If you can remove the assembly off of the top of the steering wheel column then you are 3/4th of the way there. If you can loosen some of the plastic clips (on the assembly) around that push button, it will come out the top of the assembly. Be very careful with the turn signal housing, not so much the arm as the front plate on it. If it opens there is a spring that may fall out. In any case; if you get the button to come out you will notice that is has 3 brass triangle pads on the side of it. These pads are on spring-type cushions. Each triangle pad has raised contacts (bumps) on it. One, two, or all of these contacts are corroded. In addition, the brass strips that the contacts (bump) touch may also be corroded. I was able to take most of the assembly apart and clean these contacts and re-lubricate them with a die-electric grase, like you use on spark plugs. Because the opening of this button faces up, all kinds of dust can get in there too. Corrosion and dust equal no contact. That's the heart of your problem. If you work through it you save money, but if it sounds to intense then pay a mechanic to do it.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2008-05-10 16:13:20
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why would the hazard lights work instead of the turn signals on the rear of a 1996 Chevy Blazer?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Why are the turn signals and hazard lights not working on a 1992 S10 Blazer fuses are okay?

Check your relay switches that should be located near the fuse box.

How do you fix the turn signals on a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse the hazard lights work?

try replacing all sets of fuses for the hazard and the tail lights.

What does it mean when turn signals blink fast on Chevy blazer?

one of the lights is not working

Why do your hazard lights on your 1994 metro work but not your turn signals?

Turn signal flasher?

On my 99 Ford Expeditions the turn signals does not work but the hazard lights do?

If your 1999 Ford Expedition has turn signals that do not work but hazard lights that do work, it is likely that you have a fuse that is blown. You might also have a wiring issue including exposed wiring.

When you are in trouble use your hazard or flashing?

Lights or signals fits this 'fill in the blanks'-type question..

Where do I find the hazard switch in my Ford F-250 Diesal?

Is the hazard lights button not on top of the steering column ? The switch for the hazard lights on my 1995 Ford Explorer is part of the multi functin switch ( turn signals etc. )

Why doesn't the turn signal lights turn on but the hazard lights work?

If the turn signals on a car works but the hazard lights do not there may be a problem with the flasher switch. The flasher is located in the steering column, and a damaged unit can cause the lights to stop working.

Why will my hazard lights work but my blinkers won't on a 2000 grand Cherokee?

It probably has 2 Flasher Relays. One for the hazard lights and one for the turn signals. Replace the turn signal flasher.

Why do your turn signals and hazard lights come on and off?

because of a flasher switch, located in the fuse panel.

Why is it that the hazard lights work but turn signals do not in a 1996 Chevy Monte Carlo?

There are 2 separate flashers.jd

Why don't the Turn signals and hazard lights work on a 97 Lincoln continental?

Lighting control module

People also asked