About indicator / turn signal part replacement:

Your car’s indicators (or turn signals) provide you with a vital method to communicate what direction you are turning to other drivers. For this reason, it is important that they remain in good condition and function when they need to. Damage to your indicators can increase the risk of accidents and result in your car failing its Warrant of Fitness

The turn signal switch is usually attached to your car’s steering column and controls the indicators. Some cars use a “combination” switch, which operates the indicators and headlights. It is worth noting that many cars share wiring for the indicators and the brake lights. This means that failed turn signal switch can prevent both components from working. In some cars, the hazard light will also be attached to the turn signal switch. This means that if the component breaks, you will not be able to signal other road users of a hazard.


Causes of a faulty turn signal switch:

  • Blown fuse – The fuse that controls your car’s indicators may have blown. In this case, it will need to be replaced to restore proper indicator functionality.
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  • Wiring issues: Over time, the wiring that connects the turn signal switch to the rest of the vehicle can become corroded or damaged, resulting in a malfunctioning turn signal switch.
  • Wear and tear: The turn signal switch is subject to constant use and can wear out over time, resulting in a faulty switch.
  • Moisture: Moisture can seep into the turn signal switch and cause it to malfunction.
  • Electrical problems: The turn signal switch is an electrical component and can malfunction due to a variety of electrical issues.
  • Switch has become loose – If the turn signal switch becomes disconnected, it will not work properly. This may cause it to feel loose and not have any resistance when turned.

If you’re experiencing problems with your turn signal switch, it’s important to have it checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. A malfunctioning turn signal switch can not only be annoying but also dangerous, as it can reduce visibility for other drivers and make the vehicle less safe to drive.


Symptoms of a malfunctioning indicator switch

Common symptoms of a faulty indicator switch include:

  • One or more indicators not working.
  • Brake lights not working.
  • Headlights being stuck on / off.
  • Indicators flashing faster than normal (which indicates an indicator bulb is blown)


New Indicator / Turn Signal Switch Installation & replacement in Hamilton

Is your car in need of an indicator switch replacement? If so we can help!

At Grimmer Motors, our experienced, honest mechanics can quickly diagnose the cause of your car’s indicators not working. We will inspect fuses, wiring and bulbs to determine if any components need to be replaced. We can then provide reliable, high-quality new or genuine parts to ensure your car’s indicators function correctly.

For car indicator diagnostics and replacement in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!


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