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Ford Taurus GL Sirs, I own a 1997 Taurus and the turn signals

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Sirs,
I own a 1997 Taurus and the turn signals do not work. They stopped working when I activated the emergency flashers, so I am convinced the flasher relay is out. I just need to know where that relay is located in the car.

Thanks,
Ray Spooner XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn replied 3 years ago.
HiCustomer



Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The most common cause of the problem you are having is a defective is in fact a defective flasher, the flasher is located under the dash on the drivers side, see diagram below.


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Expert:  Shawn replied 3 years ago.

HiCustomer

 

 

 

 

Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The flasher is located under the dash on the drivers side, see diagram below.

 

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The test procedures are below.

 

 

 

PINPOINT TEST DA: TURN SIGNAL LAMPS/HAZARD FLASHER LAMPS INOPERATIVE

DA1 CHECK SUPPLY TO MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH

  • Turn ignition switch to RUN.
  • Connect one end of voltmeter to a known good ground. Connect other end to Pin C269 , Circuit 1039 (BK/Y) at multi-function switch connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
GO to DA4. GO to DA2.

DA2 CHECK OUTPUT OF FUSE 15 (10A)

  • Using a voltmeter connected to a known good ground, check fuse junction panel connector Pin C235 , Circuit 1039 (BK/Y) for voltage.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
SERVICE Circuit 1039 (BK/Y) for open circuit. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. GO to DA3.

DA3 CHECK SUPPLY TO FUSE 15 (10A)

  • Using a voltmeter, check fuse junction panel connector Pin C235 , Circuit 687 (GY/Y).

Is B+ present?

Yes No
REPLACE damaged Fuse 15 (10A). RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. SERVICE Circuit 687 (GY/Y) for open circuit. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system.

DA4 CHECK BATTERY SUPPLY TO MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH

  • Using a voltmeter connected to a known good ground, check Pin C269 , Circuit 385 (W/R) of multi-function switch connector for voltage.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
GO to DA7. GO to DA5.

DA5 CHECK SUPPLY AT FUSE 29 (15A)

  • Using a voltmeter, check fuse junction panel connector Pin C235 , Circuit 385 (W/R).

Is B+ present?

Yes No
SERVICE Circuit 385 (W/R) for open circuit. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. GO to DA6.

DA6 CHECK SUPPLY TO FUSE 29 (15A)

  • Using a voltmeter, check fuse junction panel connector Pin C225 , Circuit 1052 (T/BK).

Is B+ present?

Yes No
REPLACE damaged Fuse 29 (15A). RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. SERVICE Circuit 1052 (T/BK).

DA7 CHECK INDICATOR FLASHER GROUND

  • Access indicator flasher connector. Disconnect connector.
  • Using an ohmmeter connected to a known good ground, connect second lead to Circuit 57 (BK) at electronic indicator flasher. Measure resistance.

Is resistance 5 ohms or less?

Yes No
GO to DA8. SERVICE Circuit 57 (BK) for open circuit. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system.

DA8 CHECK SUPPLY AT INDICATOR FLASHER

  • Disconnect indicator flasher.
  • Turn ignition to RUN.
  • Using a voltmeter connected to a known good ground, connect the other end to Circuit 383 (R/W) of indicator flasher connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
GO to DA10 . GO to DA9.

DA9 CHECK MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH OUTPUT TO INDICATOR FLASHER

  • With ignition switch still in the RUN position and the voltmeter connected to ground, connect the other end of the voltmeter to Pin C269 , Circuit 383 (R/W) of the multi-function switch connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
SERVICE open in Circuit 383 (R/W). RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. REPLACE multi-function switch. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system.

DA10 CHECK INPUT TO MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH FROM INDICATOR FLASHER

  • Reconnect indicator flasher.
  • Turn ignition switch to RUN.
  • Using a voltmeter connected to a known good ground, connect other end to Pin C269 , Circuit 44 (LB) of the multi-function switch connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
GO to DA12 . GO to DA11.

DA11 CHECK OUTPUT OF INDICATOR FLASHER

  • With ignition switch still in the RUN position and the voltmeter connected to ground, connect the other lead to Circuit 44 (LB) of the indicator flasher connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
SERVICE open in Circuit 44 (LB). RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system. REPLACE indicator flasher. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system.

DA12 CHECK OUTPUT OF MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH

  • Actuate turn signal lever to the left turn position.
  • Turn ignition switch to the RUN position.
  • Using a voltmeter connected to a known good ground, connect the other end to Pin C269 , Circuit 3 (LG/W) of the multi-function switch connector.

Is B+ present?

Yes No
REPLACE indicator flasher. RETEST system. REPLACE multi-function switch. RESTORE vehicle. RETEST system.

 

 

 

 


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Edited by Shawn on 2/18/2011 at 11:42 PM EST
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am not at the vehicle right now, so could you tell me where the flasher module is located relative to the steering column?

I also need the part number for the flasher, both from motorcraft and other makers.

Thanks.

Expert:  Shawn replied 3 years ago.

HiCustomer




Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The flasher is up under the dash, just to the left of the steering column, (see diagram below).

 

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The ford part number is XXXXX 13350 AA and the cost is $27.42


Autozone has it for $9.99 (seediagram below).


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Edited by Shawn on 2/19/2011 at 6:11 PM EST
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