The three most likely causes seem to be the following:
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It has 2 different flashers. One for the turn signals and one for the emergency flashers.
The emergency flashers are "ON". The two wires that feed the lights are shorted together. Check the front turn signals also for both being "ON"
because of the flashers relay in dash board.
hazards and turn signals have separate flashers. replace flasher for turn signals
You may want to check the thermal flasher.
Bad switch in steering column? diffrent fuses.
turn signals and emerg flashers work off a flasher can. go to any auto store and buy a new one they are cheap and easy to replace
The emergency flashers and the signal lights are separate systems. Each has it's own fuse, switch and flasher relay. If your turn signals light up but don't blink I would blame the signal flasher relay.
We need more information. Never work? Come on and not blink? Do the 4way flashers work?
The bulb is bad. Turn signals and flashers use different bulbs.
4 way flashers and turn signals both have a "flasher can" in the system to make the lights flash the turn signal and 4 way flashers are controlled independantly of each other try replacing the flasher can for the 4 way flashers it is obvious that the bulbs are ok because they work on turn signals
Usually that would be the case, however their are variations in both cars.
I have a 1998 Sable and have not yet found the dash kit / conversion kit that works with the electronic climate control.This would apply to all 1996-1999 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable models with electronic climate control.Some people have installed a radio into the space below where the ashtray is. Very ambitious project.Search around the Taurus Car Club site and you'll find some photos of how they did it.
Several problems could cause this. The most immediate and obvious would be either burned out bulbs or a burned out fuse. Hopefully this is all it is. In many cars, the flasher lights will not flash if one of the bulbs burns out. Replacing the burnt out bulb remedies the problem. Replacing a burnt out fuse is even less expensive than a new flasher bulb. Hopefully it is not caused by a broken wire somewhere in the system. A broken wire can be maddeningly difficult to locate. A more complex cause would be a burnt out circuit board that the flashers use to control the flasher signal. Detecting that might require going to a mechanic with diagnostic equipment. Check out the bulbs and fuses first.
Possible causes include broken wire, failed switch, blown fuse, faulty flasher.
I have a 1999 w3500 turn signals would not work. Tried about everything to fix. Found the problem was the switch in the steering column, blew it out with an air hose and it work perfect now.
Most likely a loose connection or bad sensor it is electronic
it is the relay, change it, it is the hazard button, the one with the red triangle.
Try replacing the flasher relay.
have the same problem with my 94 Thunderbird super-coup did some research and on my vehicle there are two flashers one for the turn signals and one for the hazards i would assume that the flasher for the hazards has gone out not sure if your vehicle has the same type of setup
Emergency flashers are a separate circuit. I would replace the turn signal flasher relay. To find it, switch on your turn signals and follow the sound. The flasher is probably worn. I hope this helps.AnswerWhat he said, or you have a bulb out...
The first thing I would check is your 'flashers'. Most vehicles come equipped with two: one for the hazard lights and one for the turn signals. Flashers are usually round, but come in various shapes. Normally located in your fuse panel.
I would check the switch inside the steering column.
Flasher relay bad. This is a separate flasher relay from the one controlling the hazard lights.