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they wouldnt work; ordered a new switch. still dont work. you can pull the hazard lights and they will blink. the signal lever will click like it should. just will not come on. any ideas?
 

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Does yours use a single flasher for the hazard and turn signals, or separate? Also do you have a wiring diagram? I fnot post your year and model and I'll check my Chiltons.
 

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it's an 89 gt.i have a chiltons book on the way, but it hasnt arrived yet.& the hazard switch is on the bottom of the turn switch, seperate from the regular turn signal lever.

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i can put the flasher fuse in wrong (cross it over) and the reverse lights will blink as if i have on the hazard switch
 

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somebody has chopped it. it took me almost 2 hours to hook up a radio. the harness is messy in spots.
 

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I mean the flasher, the little tin box plugged into the fuse panel. I'll check my books tomorrow to find a wiring diagram.
 

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i didn't think the oversized looking fuses were for turn signals. i thought they had a regular fuse and that circular plastic fuse that says flasher on it? i took the flasher fuse out and put it in my truck and it works fine so i'm assuming that it is good.
 

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That flasher "fuse" is not a fuse at all, but a miniature timer unit. The actual fuse is in the block, I believe for the running lights, although it might be part of another circuit. If you put the flasher unit in any other light circuit, the lights will flash. The normal fuses should be regular Maxi fuses...blade type connection on either end, in a colored transparent plastic. If there are glass fuses inside, that is not normal. Mini Maxi fuses (what most modern cars now use) are about half the size..again, not normal in an Escort.

The turn signal and hazard circuit are built into each other. Basically the hazard switch activates both turn signals at the same time. The turn signal switch itself is an on-center off type, and activates either side (along with brights, and in early models worked for the horn as well..how many knew that one?).
 

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the fuses i'm talking about are silver. they are larger than the other fuses. what are these for? i dont understand why someone would mess with the turn signals urgh


edit: there is only one of those fuses. sorry i think its for the wipers
 

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UnexplodedCow said:
. The turn signal switch itself is an on-center off type, and activates either side (along with brights, and in early models worked for the horn as well..how many knew that one?).
I have seen that myself. Also consider cars with tilt use the same stalk for the turn signal and wiper controls, and the high beam as well. Tends to get confusing driving a different car just about every day. I'm either reaching for a phantom lever or I'm turning left trying to clear the windshield. Then there's the days I drive the truck. Oh, the problems with my life :lol:
 

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i found a orange wire under the plastic around the shifter. it's been cut out. any ideas on this one? the blower motor wire is orange. btw my ac nor heater will work. will light up, just wont blow any air.
 

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uhm the chiltons says something about a multi function switch. where might this be located? the wire for the signals goes towards the fuse panel but i dont see any kind of anything else!
 

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Relays? I don't see relays on the diagram. The multifunction switch is the combo turn signal/wiper/orgasmatron switch, Which I assume they integrated around 87 or 88? I don't know, I have an 86. Did you find the separate flashers?
 
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