Tag: turn signals

18 Posts

When to use turn signals
Jan 22, 2015

Wife vs. Husband: Battle of the Turn Signals

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Can Car Talk help convince Barb's husband that he should always use his turn signals? 

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Dodge Durango turn signals mix up
Oct 15, 2013

Today: Dennis's Turn Signals Won't Cooperate

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Dennis's turn signals have gone haywire. They blink and flash like shorted-out Christmas lights. Tom and Ray say that's good news--all those pretty, twinkly lights flashing should distract Dennis from the bad news they have to give him. How bad is the news? For most cars, this would be a $25 fix, but unfortunately for Dennis, his particular model uses a $700 part. Find out if he has any cheaper options, right here.

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Turn signal life span
Aug 27, 2013

Today in Bogus: Randy's Blinker Theory

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Randy has a theory--turn signals have a limited number of blinks in them, and he can and should prolong the life of his turn signal by running them as little as possible. Tom and Ray say he's nuts. Find out why, right here.

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is a burning smell from the steering column a serious problem
Oct 24, 2012

Today: Car Fires on the Horizon

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Judy's turn signal malfunctioned and when it did she saw a wisp of smoke coming out of her Ford Explorer's steering column. She's worried that if she ignores the problem, the whole car will eventually go up in flames. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend right here.

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Can turn signals work intermittently
Nov 29, 2011

Is it possible for turn signals to fail intermittently?

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The blinkers on Terry's beat-up 1995 Volvo 850 have stopped working for her...but they still work for her husband! Is this a case of failed electronics or operator error?

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can i make my turn signal louder
Jun 01, 2011

Nancy's dad can't hear the turn signal. Can she turn up the volume?

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My dad is older (87) but is still a good driver. However, his hearing is not very good. When he uses his turn signal for a gentle turn, and it doesn't shut off by itself, he can't hear it to turn...

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what could make the turn signals act differently with different drivers
Nov 01, 2010

Is Sutton's 2003 VW Jetta sentient?

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My 2003 VW Jetta hates my husband. Granted, he deserves it. He drove my car over a traffic island and messed up the wheel rims; he tore out the oil pan and then drove till the engine seized up; and he...

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Dec 01, 2009

Mary discovers she's the wife of an incorrigible cheapskate.

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I just got married, and last week my new husband and I got into our first disagreement in the car! He doesn't put his blinker on when he's stopped, waiting to turn. He waits until he gets INTO the intersection...

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Apr 01, 2008

How to diagnose a problem that only happens first thing in the morning?

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We have a 2002 L300 V-6 Saturn. The turn signals will not work in cold weather (below 30 F) until the car has been driven and therefore warmed. The hazard lights will work, however. The dealer says that he doesn't know what...

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Dec 01, 2001

Turn signal isn't working until the car warms up.

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We recently bought a used Toyota Avalon which we love but we are concerned about one minor problem When you first start the car and for about the first five minutes of driving the turn signal will not work at...

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