Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Signals Not To Workon Chevrolet Cavalier

The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.

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Average mileage : 130,054 (17,500–300,000)
15 Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
80 people reported this problem
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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put turn signal on and it will blink once or twice and then stop.
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Turn signals flash a few times and quit. Didn't bother repairing bought a Ford.
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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.
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I switch the blinker switch and the blinkers may go off once, either side, then stop. Rarely work without a problem occuring.
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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.
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We have had two lights go out in the last few months. They were changed then worked fine. I was coming home from an appointment out of town a few miles away. When I into town I made a left turn and didn't hear the signal. I did it again and it would flash once then go off. I pulled over to check both signals and saw there were both out. I used hand signals with a prayer all the way home. My husband, who usually will change the lights checked it out . He replaced a flasher which was working fine. The flashers still work. He said it was in the steering column, which he saw the warning for the airbags and chose not to do that.. He also looked in the door panal for the other flasher. To no avail. I then went into the computer and saw the problem is quite common. No solution...
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front turn signals both sides do not work (do not light up at all) blinker works on dash. rear signals work fine.
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Changed bulbs and nothing on the whole left side right works fine
Both turn signals stopped working. Flip the emergency flashers on and off a couple of times and they start working again.
Turn signals sometimes dont work
Turn signal works/ blinks slowly.
Constantes have to change my crear diagonal lights, n nos my great Blake lights r having the same problema. Aldo always having change my radiador capaz ir reemplace the plástico Borrell that hold the water, n then my car start ranking hot.
left turn sig doesnt flash on dash, hazard signal doesnt work at all. Occasionally odometer read out doesnt work No solution.
Right rear directional works occasionally. Bulbs are good.
Turn signal stopped working in middle of highway at night on two occasions, but came back fully, last time once I pulled into driveway. I have a Sunfire but it's supposed to be the same as a Cavalier.
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