The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.Google+
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Chevrolet Cavalier Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Signals Not To Work
Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
Average Mileage: 123,562 mi (51,027 mi - 253,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 88,000 mi
Both turn signals work when they want to. The hazzard lights work just fine. All bulbs are great. The turn signal indicator will flash inside the car for a few seconds and then stop. The outisde turn signal lights stop too.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 120,000 mi
My turn signals work sporadically and have turned off after blinking once or twice and sometimes don't blink at all. What do I need to check to fix it?
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
turn signals come on for a second and then freeze (both left and right) usually when my bulbs burnt out they would flash really fast now they just freeze on the dashboard and dont work period, and idk what the problem is or how to get it fixed, please help.
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 82,000 mi
All turn signals and brake lights stopped working. Took into Firestone and they diagnosed it with a short in the Signal switch. Replacement was $224.00 for switch, $50 Diagnostic testing, and $20 Safety Check. A whopping total of $338.00.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, 94,000 mi
coming home from towm this afternoon I noticed that neither turn signal was working. I tried several times to see if they would work. without any luck.
Visitor, 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, 100,247 mi
Turn signals flash a few times and quit. Didn't bother repairing bought a Ford.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, 51,027 mi
front turn signals both sides do not work (do not light up at all) blinker works on dash. rear signals work fine.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, 122,000 mi
I bought the car over 2 years ago and i have always had this problem where the back right blinker would quit working and now it is both i have to take the bulbs out and put the same bulbs back in and it works. But i hate having the inconvience of my back blinkers not working when i am on a busy interstate.
Visitor, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, 105,800 mi
Recently had driver's side rear bulb go out and replaced it. Confirmed correct bulb. Afterwards, turn signals started to work intermittently and are going downhill from there - now I can only get a few flashes before they shut off altogether.
Visitor, 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier, 140,000 mi
blinkers work when they want too, both sides will turn on for a second or two then quit inside and out