Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Turn signal shorting out

(1990 BMW 325i)
in Lake Charles, LA on June 24, 2009
my turn signal works sometimes i dunno if my switch is going out or if it something else but when i hit the steering will it will blink sometimes it will work then sometimes it dont work at all but it works every time i flip the switch and bang on the steering one blink per bang my hand is starting to hurt help please
Displaying 3 answers & 5 comments
Popular Answer
on August 18, 2010
Remove your rear signal light assembly (accessible in the trunk). Remove the wire harness plug and check for any visible burn marks. The wiring in the harness may have been shorted to cause intermittent signal problems.
on September 28, 2010
Hello, I tried what you posted and can see burn. What do I need to replace to fix this at this point?
on October 06, 2010
I have the same problem with wire burns. Anyone know how to fix??
on October 25, 2010
It most cases any burn wires or connectors should be replaced as necessary. You may need to check with BMW in order to see exactly what parts are available to make the repairs.
on December 20, 2010
I just had this fixed at a local mechanic and he charged me $102 to fix including materials.
on February 07, 2011
On mine, it was the ground wire that was burned out on both rear light assemblies. Splice in a new bit or wire, add a blade connector and slide it onto the tab built into the metal frame of the light assembly.
on June 26, 2009
There is a good possibility the fault lies within your turn signal switch. Please have this issue diagnosed by a qualified technician before replacing parts.
on July 16, 2010
change the relay switch which is under your steering wheel.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
When i turn the headlights on the dash lights cut out and there is no turn signal
someone told me it was the turn signal switch so I replaced it. The right turn signal works but when I use the left t...
Didn't find what you were looking for?