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2000 F-250 power stroke. Turn signals don't work some times

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2000 F-250 power stroke. Turn signals don't work some times but hazards do. I've installed new turn signal switch and it didn't fix it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. It sounds like you flasher relay is bad. The flasher relay uses two separate wires. One for the hazards and one for the turn signals. Since the hazards work work it means that part of the relay is good. Since the turn signals don't work I think the flasher relay is bad and needs to be replaced. Make sure you test the turn signal fuse first. This should correct your concern.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I also have a 1999 f-350, I switched relays and it still didn't work and the turn signals in the 99 still worked.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a multi meter to test for power?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
If you remove the steering column covers let me know.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I've had the column removed a couple of times already. I've installed a new turn signal switch and that didn't fix it either.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
When the key is on there should be a light blue wire. Does it have 12v when the key is in the on position?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I put the column back together ( needed truck ) when I have a chance, I'll get it back in the shop and work on it again.
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Since the relay was replaced most likely the wire isn't getting power to the turn signal switch. I have seen this wire broken before. You can overlay a new wire and repair the circuit.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
For about 2 months the signals would at 1 time and not the next, if it's a broken wire I'm not sure that would be the problem. The past week they haven't worked at all
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
The wire is also known for pulling out of the back of the connector?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK, from the back of the pull in on the turn signal switch? Right now I've been out with the truck and haven't had time to get it back in my shop. That's why my replies are a day or two. I feel it's a connection somewhere, because it would work and then not for about 2 months. (depending on the work that I'm doing, this truck could set for a couple weeks and not be driven)
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
The spot for a loose connection is the turn signal switch connector. The wire retainers break and when the tilt steering is down it pulls out the wires and when you move the steering up it can start again. Guessing at diagnosing can overlook the issue very easily