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Left hand indicator is working in Left turn position and…

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Left hand indicator is...

Left hand indicator is working in Left turn position and Right turn position but keeps indicating Left when the car isn't turning

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

Jeep Commander 56 reg

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Tried nothing but will have to get another to fix it

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Noticed it after making a left turn and it didn't cancel itself. Got it to stop indicating a couple pf times by putting headlamps on full beam using same stalk. That trick doesn't work now either.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: UK Car
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UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

You could have a few things going on depending on exactly what is happening. You could have a mechanical failure preventing the switch from returning to the neutral position, or there may be an electrical issue such as wiring or a module failure. It's more likely to be mechanical.

Do you have to move the switch back to center by hand, or does the switch return but the turn signals stay on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
whenever it goes to neutral,say after a right turn,the left indicator commences flashing
UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago

A quick test you can do would be to unplug the switch when this is happening. If the turn signals turn off then replace the switch.

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